Getting the Gospel Wrong: The Evangelical Crisis No One Is Talking About, rev. ed.
by J. B. Hixson
Grace Gospel Press 2013
In Getting the Gospel Wrong: The Evangelical Crisis No One Is Talking About, J. B. Hixson identifies a crisis in today’s evangelical church: a confusion of the gospel message due to postmodern influence. Hixson looks at popular beliefs and methods of evangelism, presents the reader with five erroneous themes common in gospel interpretation, and offers corrective suggestions. This revised edition of Getting the Gospel Wrong contains an additional chapter and relevant new material for all Christians seeking to clearly understand the gospel message.
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- Critical analysis of today’s prominent evangelical leaders in the media
- Highlights of common misconceptions and how to address them
- Presentation of the true gospel message, often hidden beneath postmodern societal norms
- Surveying the Landscape
- Establishing the Standard: What Is the Gospel?
- Establishing the Standard: What Is Saving Faith?
- The Purpose Gospel
- The Puzzling Gospel
- The Prosperity Gospel
- The Pluralistic Gospel
- The Performance Gospel
- The Promise-Only Gospel
- Summary and Conclusion
- Suggested Correctives
- Scripture Index
Praise for the Print Edition
J. B. Hixson’s book is not only the most readable, the clearest, and most concise book on what the gospel is and is not that I have read, it continues to serve as a reference work to which I return again and again. It simply refuses to stay on the bookshelf. Hixson accomplishes a rare feat in today’s theological world: he is both sharply analytical and interesting. If you want one book on the subject of the gospel which says it all and says it well, this is it!
—Dr. Mike Halsey, president and professor of systematic theology at Free Grace Seminary, Atlanta, GA
Hixson’s work has provided a needed remedy for the doctrine of salvation in our current postmodern climate. First, it has attempted from a balanced grace view to give a clear and precise definition of the gospel of eternal life. In a day weighed down with the absence of clarity and the expansion of uncertainty, this is a welcome breath of fresh air. Second, it provides a keen analysis of varying approaches to the preaching of the gospel of eternal life that dominate so much of North American culture especially involving media personalities. I have not seen this analysis brought together in one place. In light of these two factors, Hixson’s book is well worth the effort of a careful read.
—Dr. Mike Stallard, academic dean and professor of theology, Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA
- Title: Getting the Gospel Wrong: The Evangelical Crisis No One Is Talking About
- Author: J. B. Hixson
- Edition: Revised
- Publisher: Grace Gospel Press
- Publication Date: 2013
- Pages: 324
About J. B. Hixson
J. B. Hixson has more than 25 years of experience as a professor, pastor, author, and national conference speaker. An expert in the areas of soteriology and eschatology, he is the author of The Gospel Unplugged and The Great Last Days Deception. He is also the co-editor of Freely by His Grace, and has authored numerous theological journal articles. He earned his BA from Houston Baptist University, his ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a PhD from Baptist Bible Seminary.