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John Stott: ‘Today’s world needs a bigger gospel’

If all creation is under the curse, but your Gospel only talks about spiritually setting humans free, how is that anything but a fragmentary Gospel?

John Stott, the renowned rector of All Souls Church in London, wrote: “Many people are rejecting our gospel today not because they perceive it to be false, but because they perceive it to be trivial. People are looking for an integrated world-view which makes sense of all their experience. … Today’s world needs a bigger gospel.”

See “Our ‘trivial’ Gospel and Church decline” and “Changing the way we ‘gospel’” in our new (free, for now) ebook, Lo-ammi: ‘Christians’ – but not God’s people. (pp.48 ff)

Visit bit.ly/kp-books to read online or download to your device.

The Economics of Neighborly Love

“Tom Nelson masterfully holds in tension the beauty of God’s economic design with the realities of economic brokenness in our world.” — Jonathan Rich, The Salvation Army

On Amazon.com

Review: Journey into Justice

Über-kind words from our friend Melissa Deming, reviewing Journey into Justice:

melissa[This book] isn’t just for people interested in justice ministries, nor is it solely for those who love missions. Journey into Justice is for all believers who desire to see God’s kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. … The book connects the dots between the gospel and true biblical justice. So, if you’ve ever wondered what social ministries have to do with spiritual realities, you need this book!

[Journey into Justice] is truly a biblical theology of justice, tracing the larger theme of justice throughout the Scriptures beginning with God’s first kingdom in Genesis and culminating in his new kingdom in Revelation. Above all, social justice is about God’s kingdom and his original intent for the people living in it. The book offers full and accessible definitions of popular terms – mercy, justice, repentance, transformation, faith, etc. He carefully roots these concepts in the full context of the biblical story.

This book is about redemptive relationships – with God and with others – as Jesus’ disciples walk in his ways and multiply themselves. Each chapter offers real-life stories of the transformation that comes from God’s justice and the people who pursue it. So, Journey into Justice isn’t a book to brow-beat you into adding another item to your “spiritual check-list.” It’s a book to challenge you to return to the King.

Read the full review by clicking here. If you are a mother who wants to maximize the Mission in her life and family, you should be following Melissa at her excellent blog, hiveresources.com! She’s also the author of Daughters of the King – a 10-week Bible study that helps women find their place in the biblical story.

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