The Gospel of Our King

Bible, Worldview, and the Mission of Every Christian

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"A creative, accessible, and eminently practical work"

"What do you get when a top-notch biblical scholar and a public theologian join forces to write on the gospel and the church's mission? A book that not only is sensitive to the finer elements of the biblical story line but also guides you through its theological implications for our present cultural moment. Highly recommended."
--Joshua Chatraw, director, New City Fellows; theologian-in-residence, Holy Trinity Church, Raleigh, North Carolina

"This book is a glorious reminder of the fact that, as believers, we serve the King of all. Ashford and Thomas remind us that God is King over creation, culture, politics, education, and our individual lives. Their robust theology seasoned with wise understanding makes me want to bow down before this King again and again."
--Karen Swallow Prior, author of On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books

"Western Christians today need to become much more rooted in the whole Bible story as active participants in its great drama. And we need to open our eyes to recognize and renounce the false gods and idols that masquerade within our culture. This book helps us do both."
--Christopher J. H. Wright, Langham Partnership; author of The Mission of God

"If you are looking for an effective survey of the whole biblical narrative that connects directly to the gospel message and spills forth naturally into Christian living in the twenty-first century, this book is for you."
--Douglas S. Huffman, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

"The Gospel of Our King is a sheer delight. This is what happens when you bring together close attention to the Bible as a whole, worldview, and mission, just as they should be, with the overarching focus on the glory of God. A creative, accessible, and eminently practical work."
--Craig G. Bartholomew, director, Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics, Cambridge

"A wonderful book. Ashford and Thomas take us to the heart of the Christian faith. Their writing is engaging and the idols they challenge are timely, making this a book full of insight for faithful Christian living today."
--Michael W. Goheen, Missional Training Center, Surge Network of Churches-Phoenix, and Covenant Theological Seminary

Contributors

BRUCE ASHFORD, Author

Bruce Riley Ashford, Author

Bruce Riley Ashford (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is provost, dean of the faculty, and professor of theology and culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He has written a number of books, including Letters to an American Christian and Every Square Inch: An Introduction to Cultural Engagement for Christians. Ashford has been featured on NPR, Fox News, and The Gospel Coalition and in the New York Times and USA Today.

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Heath A. Thomas, Author

Heath A. Thomas (PhD, University of Gloucestershire) is dean of the Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry, associate vice president for church relations, and professor of Old Testament at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He has served on staff at churches in Oklahoma, Texas, North Carolina, and the United Kingdom and is the author or editor of several books, including A Manifesto for Theological Interpretation and a commentary on Habakkuk.

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Heath A. Thomas, Author

Heath A. Thomas (PhD, University of Gloucestershire) is dean of the Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry, associate vice president for church relations, and professor of Old Testament at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He has served on staff at churches in Oklahoma, Texas, North Carolina, and the United Kingdom and is the author or editor of several books, including A Manifesto for Theological Interpretation and a commentary on Habakkuk.

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