Below are books that we highly recommend for further study on the Gospel. Obviously, the BIBLE is the Ultimate source of wisdom for the Gospel. However, we believe these books will give you a fresh insight on God's Word concerning the Gospel. This is not an exhaustive list. There are many books that are wonderful resources. We plan to add to this collection in time. Below is a brief description of each book. Click the book image to be directed to a site where you can purchase these wonderful resources.
WHAT IS THE GOSPEL? by Greg Gilbert
What is the gospel? It seems like a simple question, yet it has been known to incite some heated responses, even in the church. How are we to formulate a clear, biblical understanding of the gospel? Tradition, reason, and experience all leave us ultimately disappointed. If we want answers, we must turn to the Word of God. Greg Gilbert does so in What Is the Gospel? Beginning with Paul's systematic presentation of the gospel in Romans and moving through the sermons in Acts, Gilbert argues that the central structure of the gospel consists of four main subjects: God, man, Christ, and a response. The book carefully examines each and then explores the effects the gospel can have in individuals, churches, and the world. Both Christian and non-Christian readers will gain a clearer understanding of the gospel in this valuable resource.
EXPLICIT GOSPEL by Matt Chandler
Even if you go to church, it doesn't mean that you are being exposed (or exposing others) to the gospel explicitly. Sure, most people talk about Jesus, and about being good and avoiding bad, but the gospel message simply isn't there-at least not in a way that is specific and comprehensive. Inspired by the needs of both the overchurched and the unchurched, and bolstered by the common neglect of an explicit gospel within Christianity, popular pastor Matt Chandler has written The Explicit Gospel, a punchy treatise to remind us what is of first and utmost importance--the gospel. In doing so he makes a clarion call to true Christianity, to know the gospel explicitly, to teach it uncompromisingly, and to unite the church on the amazing grounds of the good news of Jesus!
GOSPEL by JD Greear
Why is burnout prevalent in today's evangelical churches? Perhaps it's because human-centered approaches have eclipsed the simple power of the gospel. Cutting through superficial models, Greear opens your eyes to an exciting new vision of how God can use you! Discover what Christian mission is, how social justice issues relate to evangelism, and more.
GOD IS THE GOSPEL by John Piper
In God is the Gospel Piper passionately argues that the good news of the gospel is that we are given the greatest gift imaginable: God himself. Too often we reduce the gospel to being a free ticket to heaven or a key to spiritual blessings. What we forget is that the Gospel story is about God himself, and not about the rewards he will bestow on those who have come to know Jesus Christ. The good news of Jesus Christ is deeper, more profound, and more wonderful than we realize.
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JESUS by John MacArthur
What did Jesus mean when he said "Follow me"? In this 20th anniversary edition of his classic work, MacArthur warns against "easy believism," explains his understanding of biblical faith and works, emphasizes the cost of discipleship, and reinforces his conviction that there's no eternal life without surrender to the lordship of Christ. Includes a new chapter!
THE WAY OF THE MASTER by Ray Comfort
The Way of the Master is the flagship work of Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron's organization. It anchors their award-winning television program as well as their radio show and website. Considered by many to be the definitive text on evangelism, this book has been updated, expanded and illustrated with photographs for this edition. It is anecdotal, loaded with commentary that is more conversational than academic. It's an easy read with a hard message that has already changed the face of sharing faith. Free Audio Download available of "Hell's Best Kept Secret."
HELPING CHILDREN TO UNDERSTAND THE GOSPEL by Children Desiring God
Helping Children to Understand the Gospel explores the following topics: preparing the hearts of children to hear the Gospel; discerning stages of spiritual growth; communicating the essential truths of the Gospel; and presenting the Gospel in an accurate and child-friendly manner. Includes a 10-week family devotional to help parents explain the Gospel to their children.