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The Gospel Precisely: Surprisingly Good News about Jesus Christ the King

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Matthew W. Bates

Matthew W. Bates (Ph.D., Notre Dame) is Associate Professor of Theology at Quincy University in Quincy, Illinois. His books include Gospel Allegiance (Brazos, 2019) the award-winning Salvation by Allegiance Alone (Baker Academic, 2017), The Birth of the Trinity (Oxford University Press, 2015), and The Hermeneutics of the Apostolic Proclamation (Baylor University Press, 2012). He also co-founded and co-hosts the popular OnScript podcast.
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King Jesus is supplying lifeblood. But our insufficient grasp of the gospel is a dangerous blockage. If a heart ailment is treated haphazardly, death follows. People are hurting. Churches are confused. The gospel vaguely won’t suffice. We need clarity, simplicity, and truth—the gospel precisely.

But followers of Jesus should beware of harmful imitations. The real gospel in its healing fullness—the one taught by Jesus and his apostles—is the one found in the Bible.

Award-winning author Matthew Bates shows that the gospel is about King Jesus. It is about the cross and resurrection—yet surprisingly much more. Find yourself empowered for discipleship and prepared to share the gospel effectively. Includes resources for personal reflection and group discussion.

This book takes the best of Bates’s previous work and makes it even more accessible. Bravo!

— Scot X. McKnight, Professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary

Christians talk about preaching, presenting, and living the gospel, but we urgently need more precision. Matthew Bates has done the church a service by giving us accessible guidance.

— Jonathan Storment, author of How to Start a Riot

The Gospel Precisely delivers biblical depth at the grassroots level with a healthy helping of practical pastoral coaching.

— Mark E. Moore, author of Core 52