Perhaps the best thing I could say (or would want someone to say if it were my book) is that this explanation of the Gospel and the Story we say we believe has motivated me more than any other recent book I’ve read to press on in my own journey with Christ.
I want to spend more time in the Scriptures…getting to know the story of Israel which Jesus fulfills, immersing myself in the gospel accounts of Jesus’ story, exploring the early church’s “acts” of gospeling, and even digging out my old church history texts from seminary by Gonzalez and studying the ways in which the church carried on the gospeling from then until now.
I’m more compelled than ever to engage the Word in the context of community and incorporate the Christian calendar, daily prayer, and other spiritual disciplines in order to more faithfully live out my role as a member of the People of God.
What McKnight lays out here really challenges a reductionist (soterian) approach to the Gospel and makes you think deeply about evangelism as well. For such a brief, easy-to-read book it really packs a punch!