Thursday, June 1, 2017

Review: The Gospel According to Paul Embracing the Good News at the Heart of Paul's Teachings By John MacArthur

  • File Size: 741 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (April 4, 2017)
  • Publication Date: April 4, 2017
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01HAK36D0

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.

About the Author

John F. MacArthur, Jr. is a United States Calvinistic evangelical writer and minister, noted for his radio program entitled Grace to You and as the editor of the Gold Medallion Book Award winning MacArthur Study Bible. MacArthur is a fifth-generation pastor, a popular author and conference speaker and has served as pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California since 1969, and as President of The Master's College (and the related Master's Seminary) in Santa Clarita, California.

My Review

The Gospel According to Paul: Embracing the Good News at the Heart of Paul's Teachings by John MacArthur is the prolific Christian author and speaker's latest book. This is the third book in this series that explores the Gospel. The earlier two books were The Gospel According to Jesus and the Gospel According to the Apostles.

The Gospel According to Paul: Embracing the Good News at the Heart of Paul's Teachings explores the apostle Paul's teachings. Paul was unique in that he was not an apostle while Jesus was alive. MacArthur points out that Paul would not have fit in with the other apostles as he was educated and was a Roman citizen. He was a Pharisee opposed to Jesus's teachings before meeting the risen Jesus on the road to Damascus.

John MacArthur provides an examination of Paul's approach to teaching the Gospels and spreading The Word. MacArthur always gives the reader the Calvinistic viewpoint in his writings. He compares how Paul taught the Gospels as opposed to how Jesus taught the Gospels. MacArthur ensures that the readers embrace what is written in the Bible not others interpretations.

The Gospel According to Paul: Embracing the Good News at the Heart of Paul's Teachings is easy to read and would be a valuable resource for Christians and non-Christians alike.

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