The Jesus Gospel
With a road trip this week, I have finally had the opportunity to read The Jesus Gospel by my friend Liam Goligher, who preaches at the historical Duke Street Richmond Church in London.
Liam wrote this book out of a desire to clarify the biblical doctrine of the atonement for ordinary Christians. The Jesus Gospel directly addresses some recent attacks on the doctrine of penal substitution, but it also does something more: it offers a fairly complete biblical theology of atonement, taking in the dramatic sweep of biblical teaching on the necessity of a blood substitute for sin, from creation and the fall all the way to consummation. This is an excellent book for refreshing one's understanding of the atonement, but also has a pastoral dimension that makes it ideal for devotional reading.
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