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
Andrew M. Davis
5 Sin and the Fall
Reddit Andrews III
6 The Plan
Colin S. Smith
7 What Is the Gospel?
8 Christ’s Redemption
Philip Graham Ryken
10 The Holy Spirit
11 The Kingdom of God
12 The Church: God’s New People
13 Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
Thabiti Anyabwile and J. Ligon Duncan
14 The Restoration of All Things
Appendix: The Gospel Coalition Foundation Documents