Books that have caught my eye.
No Other Gospel: 31 Reasons from Galatians Why Justification by Faith Alone Is the Only Gospel
By Josh Moody
As fallen human beings we are quick to deviate from the true gospel, for, as Pastor Josh Moody writes, “we tend toward human gospels.” Believers must constantly battle to maintain the purity and simplicity of the gospel. Paul was acutely aware of this as he wrote his letter to the Galatians. He was writing to an established church—experienced believers who had started to slip in their gospel witness.
Moody finds in Galatians particular relevance and parallels to many churches today. Stemming from a series of sermons delivered to his church, he examines thirty-one reasons Paul gives for this gospel. Moody writes this book with a pastor’s heart, addressing important topics such as “The Gospel Not Moralism” and “The Use of Gospel Freedom.” Paul’s message is foundational to the Christian faith, and thoughtful readers will benefit from Moody’s exposition.
These are the sermons Josh Moody preached when he came to College Church in Wheaton to succeed the esteemed Kent Hughes as senior pastor. If anyone was worried about the possibility of theological drift emanating from the “new guy,” these bracing, hard-hitting messages put that concern to rest, like a Navy SEAL taking out a bridge. I was grateful to hear these sermons, and I’m looking forward to reading and reflecting on them again. The College Church pulpit has a good man … again.