December 28, 2012

12 Day Book Giveaway - Day #10 - Perspectives on the Good News

Each day until the end of the year, I'll be giving away a group of books from my library. These are all used but in generally readable condition. Some may contain underlining. I don't necessarily endorse the content in any of these books, but they have all been useful in one way or another.

How to Win

Fill out the form below to enter the drawing. Entries will be accepted until the end of the day today. I'll select one person at random to be the winner and they will receive all of the books listed for the day. If no one wants them they will be donated. The drawing is only open to US residents.

Day #10
These three books, two modern and one classic, offer 3 edifying perspectives on the gospel of Jesus Christ.

What is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert
This is a short book, but very well done. From the description: "What is the gospel? It seems like a simple question, yet it has been known to incite some heated responses, even in the church. How are we to formulate a clear, biblical understanding of the gospel? Tradition, reason, and experience all leave us ultimately disappointed. If we want answers, we must turn to the Word of God. Greg Gilbert does so in What Is the Gospel? Beginning with Paul's systematic presentation of the gospel in Romans and moving through the sermons in Acts, Gilbert argues that the central structure of the gospel consists of four main subjects: God, man, Christ, and a response. The book carefully examines each and then explores the effects the gospel can have in individuals, churches, and the world. Both Christian and non-Christian readers will gain a clearer understanding of the gospel in this valuable resource."


Beginning at Moses: A Guide to Finding Christ in the Old Testament
Read and begin to perceive that the whole Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is about Jesus Christ. "Although not in every line and perhaps not on every page, the message of Christ overshadows the entire Old Testament. Finding Christ is the key that both unlocks and locks in the message of the whole Word of God. Jesus Christ is God's final, perfect, incomparable Word. Beginning at Moses seeks to follow the example of Christ Himself Who, "beginning at Moses and all the prophets," expounded from all the Scripture the things concerning Himself."




The Enchiridion on Faith, Hope, and Love by Augustine
This classic by Augustine seeks to lay out the basics of Christianity for a young believer. "Written as a favor for a friend, this little work is a wonderful explanation of the Christian faith: a true catechism from which, throughout the history of the church, other catechisms have drawn and learned. Augustine first works his way through the creed and then the Lords Prayer as recorded by Matthew, ending with the sacraments. This is a colossal work in one small volume."






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