How many times have you wanted to convey to someone the joy and excitement of the basic gospel message -- but stumbled in the process? Here is a book that explains the kerygma -- the proclamation of the gospel -- in a simple way. Dr. Bergsma, a professor at Franciscan University and noted biblical scholar, uses both words and illustrations to tell the story of the Bible. In this short book, he brings the gospel to life for believers and nonbelievers alike.
Readers will want to buy multiple copies of this book to give away to friends and family so that they can truly understand the amazing good news of what God has done for us in Christ Jesus.
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Word Among Us Press (July 1, 2017)
The first copy I bought for a grand daughter. The second copy, bought for myself, went home with my third daughter. She wants to read and share it with her partner. So I just ordered another, and a spare. Thank you, Dr Bergsma!
I bought this for a teenage granddaughter. She is actually reading it. How do I know? She actually quoted it when talking to her friend.
Liked the way the author took into account a diverse range of perspectives - easy to follow and enjoyed the success of a convincing argument
I got this book with my CCD students in mind. Its chapters (expressed in the form of "Life's Big Questions" ) are laid out in a systematic, logical progression which can be presented easily to students, who are in desperate need of hearing this information. My favorite chapter is Chapter 9 What If I Say Yes to Jesus? The answer is in the Bible (and it "has not changed in two thousand years"), and Dr. Bergsma presents it clearly and beautifully. This book is a very good place to start in bringing the faith to young people or strengthening them in it.
This is a wonderful, yet short book on God and the Big questions. It is a very easy and quick read, yet full of wisdom and truth. I would suggest to look up Pascal's Wager when you get to the very end where he describes the four cases of it... but without the famous diagram :-)