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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (461 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Scot McKnight Narrator: Maurice England Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9780310493013
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Contemporary evangelicals have built a "salvation culture" but not a "gospel culture." Evangelicals have reduced the gospel to the message of personal salvation. This audiobook makes a plea for us to recover the old gospel as that which is still new and still fresh.

This audiobook stands on four arguments: that the gospel is defined by the apostles in 1 Corinthians 15 as the completion of the Story of Israel in the saving Story of Jesus; that the gospel is found in the Four Gospels; that the gospel was preached by Jesus; and that the sermons in the Book of Acts are the best example of gospeling in the New Testament. The King Jesus Gospel ends with practical suggestions about evangelism and about building a gospel culture.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 2/10/2014

    " Challenges the evangelical view of personal salvation. Great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 C J | 1/23/2014

    " This book blew my mind, and has caused me to rethink much of what I thought I understood about what Gospel is, and isn't. Critics will pick apart McKnight's positions, mainly because it pushes back against a Gospel paradigm that has become almost exclusively soteriological in nature. However, I found his premise to be well thought out, and well presented, with an abundance of Scripture reference and foundation. I have been spurred by this book to begin to question the Western philosophical approach that much of today's post-Reformation exegesis seems to be rooted in and to return to a closer look at the immediate context of the Gospel as it was declared by Jesus, and His followers. It certainly is thought-provoking reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jd | 1/16/2014

    " What a paradigm shift. McKnight has always challenges me to think outside of the box when reading Scripture. This book is no different. From its critique of soterianism to its reframing of the gospel into terms of the story of Israel and its completion in Jesus, this has changed my way of looking at the Bible and yet answered so many questions and reservations about past learning. Every serious Bible reader should read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil Aud | 1/15/2014

    " Good book. If you are familiar at all with Wright's writing you may find yourself wanting to get through this quickly. It's strength is in it's accessibility. It is an important book, well laid out and very accessible to those not familiar with the past/current work being done in this field. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 12/21/2013

    " Good overall, but a bit redundant at times. I thought N. T. Wright's (2012). How God Became King. HarperOne was a much better book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacob | 12/19/2013

    " Although I don't agree with everything McKnight says, he asks some critical questions about our understanding if the word "gospel" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edem Morny | 10/24/2013

    " Very good look at the Gospel of Jesus from the standpoint of 1 Cor 15. Recommend this with "How God Became King" by NT Wright. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy | 10/13/2013

    " To truly see the grace and love of the good news, we must see the entire story. In this story, Gods story, Jesus is the center of it all, this book explains it beautifully. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bec | 10/7/2013

    " Excellent book, very readable and ties together many ideas that have been running around in my head for a while. Refreshing read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip | 6/30/2013

    " Very helpful. In contrast to so many others who critique the status-quo (McLaren & Bell come to mind), McKnight is far less bitter or cynical. Quite even-handed. He loves the Church and the gospel and it shows. Recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brett Shilton | 11/5/2012

    " I really enjoyed this and will plan to write a review in the upcoming days. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Kopf | 8/29/2012

    " in a time when Christendom spends far too much time talking about the gospel rather than living it out this is a book worthy of pause to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael d'Offay | 5/4/2012

    " Engaging and thought provoking. McKnight reexamines what the gospel is. I agreed with most of what he wrote and can see that we have often confused 'plan of salvation' for 'gospel'. The book helped me see the importance of framing evangelism within the story of Jesus and the story of Israel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 9/23/2011

    " [I've removed my previous review here because it was far too dismissive with taking the space to represent McKnight well. I do believe my critique has merit, but I wasn't fair in how I explained McKnight's position] "

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About the Author
Author Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is an Anabaptist theologian and is the Karl A. Olsson Professor in religious studies at North Park University. The author of more than ten books and numerous articles and chapters in multi-authored works, McKnight specializes in historical Jesus studies as well as the gospels and the New Testament. As an authority in Jesus studies, McKnight has been frequently consulted by Fox News, WGN, US News & World Report, Newsweek, Time, as well as newspapers throughout the United States.

About the Narrator

Maurice England moved to the Chicago area in the fall of 2006, after a twelve year run as a long-haul trucker, to continue the cultivation of his lifelong interest in the expressive arts and oral interpretation. A veteran audiophile, Maurice listened to well over one thousand audiobooks while on the road and fell in love with the genre. From his past experience in broadcasting, community theater, music performance, and ministry he saw narrating as a means to merge his love for books, ideas, learning, and spiritual evolution with his interest in artistic expression. While his narration experience has primarily been nonfiction, personal development, and spiritual-growth titles, Maurice anticipates using his authentically warm and folksy southern style to entertain and inspire through storytelling. Inspired most by the behind-the-scenes artists who engineer, direct, edit, and master the audiobook productions we hear, Maurice has become an absorbed student and participant in the process.