While I have not had the opportunity to read this book, all the reviews I have seen so far speak very favorably of it. I mean, think about what do we Americans know about kingdoms and pledging our allegiance (like the knights in Europe pledging their all to their Sovereign and King). Here is another review that provides a good overview.
I have a problem with many Gospel tracts. No doubt, they’re written by well-meaning, kind Christians. But, they’re often badly written, leave out the resurrection completely and invite the reader to pray a pre-scripted prayer (as if obedient recitation will actually do anything). But, perhaps the best reason why I don’t like most Gospel tracts is because they often frame the Gospel all wrong.
Jesus’ Good News doesn’t exist in a vacuum. There is a context, a backstory, a history and a timeline that produced this Good News. Yet, most Gospel presentations are incredibly self-absorbed . . .
- It’s all about you and your sin
- It’s all about God desperately wanting you to join His club
- It’s about Jesus wanting you to believe in Him, as if He’s a jilted lover, crying in the street like a pitiful damsel, hoping against hope you’ll throw open your door to your heart so He can seek…
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