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The Gospel of Our King: Bible, Worldview, and the Mission of Every Christian

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This accessible overview shows how the Bible--with its 66 books, dozens of authors, and multiple genres--comes together to provide an overarching story about God the King and explains how the Christian gospel and mission address the totality of human life. Written by a biblical scholar and a theologian, The Gospel of Our King shows how any account of gospel and mission can This accessible overview shows how the Bible--with its 66 books, dozens of authors, and multiple genres--comes together to provide an overarching story about God the King and explains how the Christian gospel and mission address the totality of human life. Written by a biblical scholar and a theologian, The Gospel of Our King shows how any account of gospel and mission can only be understood in light of the whole biblical testimony. The authors help us understand the Bible's overarching narrative as the story that encompasses everything. This story, revealed by God and centered on Jesus the King, enables us to know and love God and to fulfill his purpose for our lives. It is the framework within which we come to understand the Christian worldview, the Christian gospel, and the Christian mission. When we understand how the whole Bible fits together to shape the totality of a Christian's life, we will be prepared to show the goodness of Christ and the gospel to others in our personal, social, cultural, and global contexts.


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This accessible overview shows how the Bible--with its 66 books, dozens of authors, and multiple genres--comes together to provide an overarching story about God the King and explains how the Christian gospel and mission address the totality of human life. Written by a biblical scholar and a theologian, The Gospel of Our King shows how any account of gospel and mission can This accessible overview shows how the Bible--with its 66 books, dozens of authors, and multiple genres--comes together to provide an overarching story about God the King and explains how the Christian gospel and mission address the totality of human life. Written by a biblical scholar and a theologian, The Gospel of Our King shows how any account of gospel and mission can only be understood in light of the whole biblical testimony. The authors help us understand the Bible's overarching narrative as the story that encompasses everything. This story, revealed by God and centered on Jesus the King, enables us to know and love God and to fulfill his purpose for our lives. It is the framework within which we come to understand the Christian worldview, the Christian gospel, and the Christian mission. When we understand how the whole Bible fits together to shape the totality of a Christian's life, we will be prepared to show the goodness of Christ and the gospel to others in our personal, social, cultural, and global contexts.

55 review for The Gospel of Our King: Bible, Worldview, and the Mission of Every Christian

  1. 5 out of 5

    Dorothy Grace Barrow

    This book was a “sheer delight” it made me fall in love with the true story of the whole world again and again and caused me to be in awe of a gracious and good God who is redeeming a broken world to himself.

  2. 5 out of 5

    C.J. Moore

    I really enjoyed this. I find it a helpful alternative to Christopher Wright's, "The Mission of God," and though it is shorter, it even goes beyond Wright's work a bit, in that Ashford and Thomas rightly include the New Testament. The authors show us that the biblical narrative of Creation-Fall-Redemption-Restoration has implications on the way Christians are to live (what they call "mission"). I do think the danger here is that "mission" can become too interwined/confused with "missions," which I really enjoyed this. I find it a helpful alternative to Christopher Wright's, "The Mission of God," and though it is shorter, it even goes beyond Wright's work a bit, in that Ashford and Thomas rightly include the New Testament. The authors show us that the biblical narrative of Creation-Fall-Redemption-Restoration has implications on the way Christians are to live (what they call "mission"). I do think the danger here is that "mission" can become too interwined/confused with "missions," which the authors seem to distinguish in the last chapter (and thankfully so). My main critique is that I believe Ashford and Thomas present a prioritistic view of missions, though they over and over call it holistic mission. Interacting with Hesselgrave's "Paradigms in Conflict" could've helped with this.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Michael Wu

    Excellent overview of the Bible's story arc that directly connects to the good news of Jesus, followed by a holistic kingdom agenda for Christian action in the world (theological, social, cultural and global). Loved how the authors drew out the implications of Jesus' kingship that is not just confined to our individual lives; the gospel makes a total claim on all human existence including education, culture, politics, arts and business. I particularly liked the invitation for Christians to engag Excellent overview of the Bible's story arc that directly connects to the good news of Jesus, followed by a holistic kingdom agenda for Christian action in the world (theological, social, cultural and global). Loved how the authors drew out the implications of Jesus' kingship that is not just confined to our individual lives; the gospel makes a total claim on all human existence including education, culture, politics, arts and business. I particularly liked the invitation for Christians to engage in cultural mission - redirecting cultural spheres corrupted by human sin and idolatry back to God's creational design. A refreshing challenge for Christians to imagine (and re-imagine) their faithful witness in our cultural moment. I've yet come across a popular-level book on biblical theology that combines theory and practice in such an accessible way. A must-read for all Christians especially in the West.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jason Park

    A captivating explanation of why humans are here. My full review: https://medium.com/park-recommendatio... A captivating explanation of why humans are here. My full review: https://medium.com/park-recommendatio...

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