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The Gospel as Center

I was very pleased to receive in the mail today a new book edited by D. A. Carson and Tim Keller, The Gospel as Center: Renewing Our Faith and Reforming Our Ministry Practices. This book is the work of pastors associated with The Gospel Coalition, and through fourteen chapters they unpack the theology reflected in the foundational documents of the Coalition. What that means is that this book is primer in the essentials of evangelical faith, and it is written by seasoned pastors. Contributors include D. A. Carson, Timothy Keller, Kevin DeYoung, Philip Ryken, Bryan Chapell, Thabiti Anyabwile, Ligon Duncan, Sam Storms, and many more (full table of contents below). You can order it here.


1 Gospel-Centered Ministry

D. A. Carson and Timothy Keller

2 Can We Know the Truth?

Richard D. Phillips

3 The Gospel and Scripture: How to Read the Bible

Mike Bullmore

4 Creation

Andrew M. Davis

5 Sin and the Fall

Reddit Andrews III

6 The Plan

Colin S. Smith

7 What Is the Gospel?

Bryan Chapell

8 Christ’s Redemption

Sandy Willson

9 Justification

Philip Graham Ryken

10 The Holy Spirit

Kevin DeYoung

11 The Kingdom of God

Stephen Um

12 The Church: God’s New People

Tim Savage

13 Baptism and the Lord’s Supper

Thabiti Anyabwile and J. Ligon Duncan

14 The Restoration of All Things

Sam Storms

Appendix: The Gospel Coalition Foundation Documents

One Comment

  • Don Johnson

    It sounds like an explanation of the understanding of Christian faith of the people in the Gospel Coalition, which as far as I know does not claim to represent all evangelicals.

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