Contemporary Christianity is filled with people and movements calling for a "gospel-centered" approach to Christian life and ministry. We have entire networks of gospel-centered churches pastored by gospel-centered teachers who attended gospel-centered seminaries and have written gospel-centered books on everything from gospel-centered parenting to gospel-centered marriage to gospel-centered media consumption..... but there is one problem: For all of contemporary Christianity's emphasis on being gospel-centered, there is still a lot of confusion about what the gospel we are so centered on actually is."- The Gospel is
The Gospel Is gives an excellent straight forward introduction to what it mean when someone speaks about the Gospel. Brown gives a clear definition of the Gospel and then breaks that definition into 5 small chapters. Each chapter giving a brief explination and application on a part of his gospel definition. Brief is the optimal word here as most people could read this book in under an hour. This book is meant to be an introduction on the topic of what the Gospel is. It just begins to scratch the surface on how the Gospel changes everything and what the Gospel would look like when lived out. That is not trying to disparage the book in any way. I like the book for what it was. A brief, straight forward introduction to what the Gospel actually is. At the end of each chapter there are some nice discussion questions if you want to facilitate conversation with a group or just a friend. If you don't know what it means when someone is talking about the Gospel, or you want to introduce someone to the Gospel, The Gospel is by Cole Brown is a great resource to use.
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