Good News for the Living Dead

If you’ve been a Christian for a few years and have heard the Gospel more times than you can count, it’s easy to start thinking that you’ve got that whole “gospel” thing down pretty well. You’re ready to move on to more challenging truths, the deep stuff. Indeed, if you’re like me, you even start to tune the pastor out when he gets to the Gospel part of the sermon. It’s not that you don’t think preaching the Gospel is important; you’ve just heard it so many times you don’t think you have anything left to learn.

Read this book. I'm an orc. I'm in it. You don't want to make me angry.

The Gospel isn’t for you anymore.

If that’s you, I can resonate. But it doesn’t need to be that way. The gospel is an amazing story, one that we can spend a lifetime trying to unpack and understand. We just need to give ourselves a chance to hear it again for the first time.

That’s what I’m trying to do with my book Good News for the Living Dead: A Fresh Take on the Gospel Story. The book’s focus is to help us hear the gospel in new ways so that we can again be overwhelmed by how amazing it all is. I’m currently talking with publishers and hope to have the whole thing available soon. But, in the meantime, I’ll be posting excerpts from the book and other resources on this blog, and I’ll list them below as they’re available.

Here’s a short video of me saying a bit more about the book:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb8kexiiJuY

Excerpts from Good News for the Living Dead

From the Introduction

From Chapter 4: Night Has Fallen

From Chapter 5: Don’t Skip to the Good Parts

From Chapter 6: When He Comes

From Chapter 8: When God Fails

From Chapter 9: What Should We Do

From Chapter 10: What Went Wrong?