Book Review: The Gospel According to Paul by John Macarthur

The Gospel According to Paul by John Macarthur

Published April 4th, 2017 by Thomas Nelson

Genres Christian, Theology, Nonfiction

Pages 256

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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.

This books is filled with a great deal of information! The author begins with an introduction Paul and then proceeds to break the book down into 7 chapters, along with several additional chapters after the epilogue filled with even more information and reference. The author goes over a variety of important topics such as; What is the gospel? What are the essential elements of the gospel? How should Christian’s be spreading this gospel in the world? This is the first book that I have read by the author and I found it to be very interesting. I have never studied individual sections of the Bible or individual gospel’s before and I do have to say that this book does contain a lot of information. I don’t think I would recommend this book to anyone who is new to the faith because it is very dense and I had to read small sections at a time so I could really understand the information the author was providing.

Overall, I enjoyed the book and the author’s writing. The book is broken down into chapters and then into smaller sections, each having a particular focus. I will be interested in reading more from this author in the future. Thank you to the publisher, Thomas Nelson, for sending me a review copy of this book.



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