In the past few years, much has been written in books and blogs on what the Gospel is and what it demands. It may seem with all this writing that nothing new can be said about the Gospel. The truth of the matter; however, is that there can never be too much written about the Gospel, and since this is so, one can never delve too deeply into the Gospel from the Word of God.

Absent from many pulpits according to Paul Washer are the essential themes that make up the very core of the gospel—the justice of God, the radical depravity of man, and the blood atonement. In his new book, The Gospel’s Power and Message, Paul Washer addresses these elements of Christ’s good news and provides a guide to help his readers rediscover the gospel in all its beauty, scandal and saving power.

This book has three parts. In part one, Paul examines 1st Corinthians 15:1-4. In part two, Paul explores Romans 1:16. In part three, Washer dissects Romans 3:23-27 under the title acropolis of the Christian faith. One of the best parts of this book is its readability. Each chapter, while short is packed with biblical and theological insight.

While I’ve long enjoyed Washer’s sermons, I’ve now with this book come to appreciate his writing ministry. The Gospel’s Power and Message will help to strengthen the Church and equip Christians to go out and make much of Jesus in its proclaiming the Gospel to a lost and dying world. This book has many uses from helping non-Christians understand what the Gospel is to Christians using it in small groups or one-on-one discipleship. This important book; however it is used, will be instrumental in the life’s of its readers by helping them to understand the beauty, scandal and saving power of the Gospel.

Title: The Gospel’s Power and Message (Recovering the Gospel)Book Review: Gospel's Power and Message 1

Author: Paul Washer

Publisher:  Reformation Heritage  (2012)

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Reformation Heritage  review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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