Book Review : The Gospel According to Jesus

As a pastor, I try to do as much reading on the subjects of the gospel and the life and ministry of Jesus Christ as I can. So, when I saw the title of Chris Seay’s book, “The Gospel According to Jesus; A Faith That Restores All Things”, I was interested. I had really high hopes for this book, but I must admit that I walked away from it disappointed. The Gospel According to Jesus deals heavily with the subject of righteousness and where true righteousness comes from. A good portion of this subject deals with a survey that Seay commissioned through Barna seeking insight into how professing Christians view the idea of righteousness.

This book was hard to follow. Seay, in an attempt to make his point, didn’t connect the dots for me. Between the survey, interview questions after each chapter, and the color picture inserts, it just did not come together cohesively. The one thing missing from the book that was offered in the title was the gospel. I had hoped to read more about the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, which is the gospel. I understand this was a book written about faith, but not much was given about the root of saving faith. If you are looking for a book that expounds the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, this is not it.

3 thoughts on “Book Review : The Gospel According to Jesus

  1. That’s really unfortunate! I saw this on BookSeeze and thought that it might be a decent book at worst but I didn’t like the sound of the direction of the book in the description… It bugged me that the description seemed to say that if we do X or Y or Z, we proclaim the Gospel. But that is not the Gospel!

    Thank you for your review which helps confirm my concerns about this book.

    Also, Crossway has a similar program for bloggers as Thomas Nelson does. You can email them at marketing@crossway.org to find out more 🙂

    The Lord Bless and Keep You!

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