My new book, The Gospel in Ten Words, has just been released. Ta da! What’s this book about?
– It’s about the good news most of us still haven’t heard.
– It’s about the good news that was supposed to bring great joy to all people but hasn’t.
– It’s about the good news that is almost never preached in church or on Christian TV or in the marketplace.
In short, it’s the good news that Jesus revealed and the apostles proclaimed. It’s the good news that set the first-century world on fire. It’s the good news that declares God’s audacious plan for your life, the universe and everything!
Here’s an excerpt from the book:
The gospel is the glad and merry news that God is good, he loves you, and he will happily give up everything he has so he can have you. Contrary to popular belief, God is not mad at you. He is not even in a bad mood. The good news declares that God is happy, he is for you, and he wants to share his life with you forever.
Jesus is proof of this. The veracity of the gospel is evidenced in his death and resurrection. On the cross God showed that he loved us while we were sinners and that he would rather die than live with-out us. And through the resurrection he proved that nothing—not even death—can separate us from the love that is ours in Jesus Christ.
Through our representative Jesus our heavenly Father has joined himself to us, promising never to leave nor forsake us. We stand secure, not on our feeble promises to him, but on his unconditional and unbreakable promises to us.
And that’s it: God loves you and wants to be with you. It’s simple but it’s the biggest truth in the universe. We will spend eternity discovering in a billion different ways the limitless expressions of his unending love. Indeed, this is what we were made for—to receive and respond to his divine love. This is the fundamental law of our existence and the reason for our being. This is the best news you ever heard.
Many people associate the good news with conditions and qualifications but true love hides no hooks. Jesus is Love made flesh and he is beautiful, attractive, dare I say, even irresistible. But only if you see him as he really is.
The blessings of the gospel are many but in The Gospel in Ten Words I look at just ten. These ten blessings are not levels or steps or anything like that. Think of them as pearls on a necklace or pictures at an exhibition. They are riffs on the theme of Jesus. They are ten revelations of grace that describe the life of every believer, no exceptions. In union with Christ you are loved, forgiven, saved, accepted, holy, righteous, dead to sin, new, and royal.
To learn more and to find out what others are saying about The Gospel in Ten Words, check out the book website: www.tenwordgospel.com