Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Review: Counterfeit Gospels by Trevin Wax
The message of the gospel is desperately needed in our world, but it often seems like the message is diluted and shrouded in confusion by all the noise surrounding us. What exactly is the gospel? Why do we even need it? What's so great about it?
In COUNTERFEIT GOSPELS Trevin Wax leads us through six ways the gospel is often altered and the implications of each of these "counterfeits." Wax compares the gospel to a three legged stool, with three vital elements supporting and revealing what the Bible refers to ad the gospel:
• The Gospel Story
• The Gospel Announcement
• The Gospel Community
Each of these are needed to accurately communicate the gospel, but a neglect or alteration of any of the legs of the stool will lead to one of the counterfeits Wax explores.
Trevin Wax does a great job of explaining each of the gospel elements as well as describing how each of the counterfeits manifest themselves in our world. The book was a great reminder that the gospel is truly very good news found in knowing Jesus and being a part of the story he's telling and the community he's creating.
I received this book for free from Moody Publishers for review through NetGalley.com