What is the Gospel? – Book Review

The Gospel has been proclaimed for over 2000 years and still we get it wrong sometimes. The author, Greg Gilbert, does a great job in this little book to describe exactly what the Gospel is and what it isn’t. He uses great examples and analogies to further describe exactly what he is trying to say. I read the book in three sittings and highlighted a bunch of great quotes from the book.

This book also included several stories in the Bible I wasn’t very familiar with. I was grateful for this. This just proved even more to me that the Bible is so profound that we will never truly know everything about it.

Here is a quote in the book that I just loved:

You see, nobody wants a God who declines to deal with evil. They just want a God who declines to deal with their evil.

This is just so true. Above all, I think hypocrisy is the sin that kills the church’s effectiveness the quickest. Mr. Gilbert has a whole chapter dedicated to this. As Christians saved by the work of the cross through no merit of our own, we should the least hypocritical.

I recommend this book to the Christian who loves the Gospel and still gets excited to hear about how Jesus saves. I also would recommend this book to a non-believer who is open to understanding why exactly Christianity is so different than other religions.

The book is not expensive at all and you can buy this book here.


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