While some seek so-called lost gospels, Darrell L. Bock suggests the real lost gospel is the one already found in the Bible and reminds everyone of what it means: good news. While many scholars around the world study and further pursue the discovery of so-called lost gospels, New Testament professor Darrell L. Bock believes the real lost gospel is the one already found in the Bible. “Recovering the Real Lost Gospel is written with the conviction that the church has become cloudy on the purpose of the gospel,” he explains. “It is in many ways a biblical theology of the gospel.” Bock traces key themes and texts from Scripture to answer the central question: What does the Bible say about the gospel? His response throughout clearly emphasizes that the gospel is good news and based on a restored relationship with God.
“Too many Christians think of 'the Gospel' as merely the last page of an evangelistic tract. Bock demonstrates with clarity and vision that the gospel is better news than some have dared to hope. Read this book, and let its wisdom drive you to worship and to mission.”—Russell D. Moore, dean, School of Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“Bock teaches us the essence of the best news ever told. The gospel is so much more than good advice . . . it is the message of life, hope, grace, and Jesus himself! Get ready to be reminded why it is the best news ever!”—Pete Briscoe, senior pastor, Bent Tree Bible Fellowship (Dallas, Texas)
“Recovering the Real Lost Gospel is a welcomed corrective and timely guide for so many individuals and churches who seemingly have lost their way amidst the confusing spirituality and mixed religious messages of our day.”—David S. Dockery, president, Union University
“You are holding in your hands a really rare book--one that goes all the way back to the New Testament in connecting the gospel and the cross with the life of discipleship and the mission of the church in a broken world that needs the message of grace. Darrell Bock is one of our best biblical theologians and is at his best in this new study.”—Timothy George, dean, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University
“Darrell Bock is one of the church's finest New Testament scholars. He has the unique ability to write on both the technical and popular level and presents a biblical theology of the gospel that is clear, robust, and holistic. This is a valuable contribution to helping us rightly understand the greatness of the gospel.”—Daniel L. Akin, president, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary