The gospel is "good news" of a restored relationship with God. But according to Bock, today's proclamations seem more a therapeutic call or political polemic. Here he traces themes from Scripture to rediscover what the Bible says about the revelation of Christ and the role of the cross in a spiritually bereft world. Includes discussion questions. 176 pages, softcover from B&H.
While some seek so-called lost gospels, Darrell L. Bock suggests the real lost gospel is the one already found in the Bible and reminds everyone of what it means: good news.
Praise for Recovering the Real Lost Gospel
"Darrell Bock is one of the church's finest New Testament scholars. He has the unique ability to write on both the technical and popular level and presents a biblical theology of the gospel that is clear, robust, and holistic. This is a valuable contribution to helping us rightly understand the greatness of the gospel."
Daniel L. Akin, president, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
"You are holding in your hands a really rare book--one that goes all the way back to the New Testament in connecting the gospel and the cross with the life of discipleship and the mission of the church in a broken world that needs the message of grace. Darrell Bock is one of our best biblical theologians and is at his best in this new study."
Timothy George, dean, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University
"Recovering the Real Lost Gospel is a welcomed corrective and timely guide for so many individuals and churches who seemingly have lost their way amidst the confusing spirituality and mixed religious messages of our day."
David S. Dockery, president, Union University
"Bock teaches us the essence of the best news ever told. The gospel is so much more than good advice . . . it is the message of life, hope, grace, and Jesus himself! Get ready to be reminded why it is the best news ever!"
Pete Briscoe, senior pastor, Bent Tree Bible Fellowship (Dallas, Texas)
"Too many Christians think of 'the Gospel' as merely the last page of an evangelistic tract. Bock demonstrates with clarity and vision that the gospel is better news than some have dared to hope. Read this book, and let its wisdom drive you to worship and to mission."
Russell D. Moore, dean, School of Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Darrell L. Bock is research professor of New Testament Studies and professor of Spiritual Development and Culture at Dallas Theological Seminary, a New York Times best-selling author, and a corresponding editor at large for Christianity Today magazine.
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