Picturing the Gospel: Tapping the Power of the Bible's Imagery.
Price: 23.50 AUD
Author: LIVINGSTONE, NEIL.
Publisher IVP Books, 2007.
ISBN Number 0830833706 / 9780830833702
Seller ID 48645
Dimensions: 139 x 209 x 15 mmWeight: 0.241 kilosPages: 183
In our image-based culture, people need to visualize something to understand it. This has never been truer about our communication of the gospel. But sometimes our understanding of the gospel gets stuck in a rut, and all we know is a particular outline or one-size-fits-all formula. While we hold to only one gospel, the New Testament uses a wealth of dynamic, compelling images for explaining the good news of Jesus, each of which connects with different people at different points of need.Neil Livingstone provides a guided tour of biblical images of the gospel and shows how each offers fresh insight into God's saving work. Walking through Scripture's gallery of pictures of salvation from new life to deliverance, from justification to adoption, Livingstone invites us to deepen our understanding of the gospel. By letting the truth and power of each permeate our lives, we will be better able to articulate the life-changing gospel of Christ to a world that needs to taste--and see--that the Lord is good.Table of ContentsForeword by Brian McLaren1. Enter the GallerySection One: Images of New Life2. Life: Born from Above3. Adoption: Chosen in Love4. Kingdom: A Good World OrderSection Two: Images of Mercy and Restoration5. Justification: Being Right with God6. Forgiveness: Picking Up the Bill7. Atonement: Taking Away Our ShameSection Three: Images of Deliverance8. Salvation: The Mighty Hand of God9. Ransom and Redemption: Love Pays10. Freedom: Free for LifeConclusion: Apples of Gold in Settings of SilverAppendix 1: A Summary of these ImagesAppendix 2: On Art LessonsAppendix 3: A Portable GalleryAppendix 4: Praying through the Images-Publisher.
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