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The Gospel According to Jesus: What Is Authentic Faith? Hardcover – May 1, 2008
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The first edition of The Gospel According to Jesus won wide acclaim in confronting the 'easy-believism' that has characterized some aspects of evangelical Christianity. Over the past 50 years, a handful of books have become true classics, revered world-wide for their crystal-clear presentation of the Gospel and lauded for their contribution to the Christian faith. These extraordinary books are read, re-read, and discussed in churches, Bible study groups, and homes everywhere. John MacArthur's The Gospel According to Jesus is one of those books. In The Gospel According to Jesus, MacArthur tackles the idea of 'easy believism, ' challenging Christians to re-evaluate their commitment to Christ by examining their fruits. MacArthur asks, 'What does it really mean to be saved?' He urges readers to understand that their conversion was more than a mere point in time, that, by definition, it includes a lifetime of obediently walking with Jesus as Lord. This 20th anniversary edition of MacArthur's provocative, Scripture-based book contains one new chapter and is further revised to provide Christians in the 21st century a fresh perspective on the intrinsic relationship between faith and works, clearly revealing Why Jesus is both Savior and Lord to all who believe.
About the Author
John MacArthur has served as the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, since 1969. His ministry of expository preaching is unparalleled in its breadth and influence. In more than four decades of ministry from the same pulpit, he has preached verse by verse through the entire New Testament (and several key sections of the Old Testament). He is president of the Master’s University and Seminary and can be heard daily on the Grace to You radio broadcast (carried on hundreds of radio stations worldwide). He has authored a number of bestselling books, including Twelve Ordinary Men, and One Perfect Life.
For more details about John MacArthur and his Bible-teaching resources, contact Grace to You at 800-55-GRACE or gty.org.
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If you are a non-believer then you might consider this book as an introduction to what it should mean to be a Christian and what it means for someone to be saved. If you know a Christian that "lives like Hell" then you might suggest this book to them.
The Kindle version receives only four stars because the Kindle formatting is a halfhearted effort at best. It seems to be the case that no serious effort is made to edit Kindle versions of books to meet the needs of the format and fix the transition from physical formats. This book has numerous places where words are left with spaces or hyphens in them from line breaks. End of chapter footnotes are run right up against the chapter text. And of course this version does not include page numbers... again. The Kindle has been a great boon to lazy publishers but a minor curse to readers. I wonder if it would do any good to ask for half my money back for a half edited book?
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