The Gospel According to Paul

A Book Review by Wendy

Book Description

From master-expositor and Bible teacher John MacArthur, a revelatory exploration of what the apostle Paul actually taught about the good news of Jesus

The apostle Paul penned a number of very pithy, focused passages in his letters to the early church that summarize the gospel message in just a few well-chosen words. Each of these key texts has a unique emphasis highlighting some essential aspect of the Good News. The chapters in this revelatory new book closely examine those vital gospel texts, one verse at a time. John MacArthur, host of the popular media ministry Grace to You, president of the Master’s University and Seminary, and longtime pastor at Grace Community Church, tackles such questions as, What is the gospel? What are the essential elements of the message? How can we be certain we have it right? And how should Christians be proclaiming the Good News to the world? As always, the answers John MacArthur gives are clear, compelling, well-reasoned, easy to grasp, and above all, thoroughly biblical. The Gospel According to Paul is written in a style that is easily accessible to lay people, including those who know very little about the Bible, while being of great value to seasoned pastors and experienced ministers.

Book Review

When it comes to Biblical experience and knowledge, it is hard to top John MacArthur.  His teachings rest on decades of study and research, and it would be difficult to find fault with his findings.  This book comes not only from the scripture, but also on the teachings of trusted past theologians.

The Gospel According to Paul is a very exciting book.  In this look at the Gospel message, the author places the writings of the Apostle Paul on top of each other, almost like an overlay.  He takes all of the Gospel writings from the Epistles and shows the continuity of it, and then outlines a single distinct message.  Further, the author points back to the Old Testament scripture that Paul used to validate the truth of the Gospel.

It’s interesting to consider that the strongest proponent of the Gospel, was the one that originally rejected the message when it was presented by Jesus.

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