Whatever Happened to the Gospel of Grace?
Rediscovering the Doctrines that Shook the World
Combines a serious examination of the state of today’s church and a powerful solution: reclaiming the gospel of grace found in the confessional truths of the Reformation.
Though the Christian church has achieved a worldly sort of success-big numbers, big budgets, big outreaches-these are not good days for evangelicalism. Attendance is down, and it is increasingly difficult to distinguish so-called “believers” from their non-Christian neighbors-all because the gospel of grace has been neglected.
In this work, now in paperback, the late James Montgomery Boice identifies what’s happened within evangelicalism and suggests how the confessional statements of the Reformation-Scripture alone, Christ alone, grace alone, faith alone, and glory to God alone-can ignite full-scale revival. “A church without these convictions has ceased to be a true church, whatever else it may be,” he wrote, but “if we hold to these doctrines, our churches and those we influence will grow strong.”
About the Author
James Montgomery Boice was senior minister of the historic Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia for thirty years and a leading spokesman for the Reformed faith until he passed on to glory in June 2000.
“Boice was right to point out that to mischaracterize worldliness ‘is to trivialize what is a far more serious and far more subtle problem.'” — Burnside Writer’s Collective
“Boice explains how the five doctrinal truths that transformed the world during the Reformation not only offer the solution but can shape a renewal today among God’s people.” — WRGN Network
Table of Contents
Part One: Our Dying Culture
- 1) The New Pragmatism
- 2) The Pattern of This Age
Part Two: Doctrines That Shook the World
- 3) Scripture Alone
- 4) Christ Alone
- 5) Grace Alone
- 6) Faith Alone
- 7) Glory to God Alone
Part Three: The Shape of Renewal
- 8) Reforming Our Worship
- 9) Reforming Our Lives