Friday, August 12, 2011

What People Are Saying About Gospel Wakefulness

I am grateful for the kind words some of my favorite leaders have afforded my forthcoming book Gospel Wakefulness. Here is a sampling of what some of them are saying:

"This book is a gospel tract for Christians. Don’t read it unless you are ready to be ignited with a passion for the gospel of Jesus Christ in an extraordinary way."
-- Burk Parsons, associate pastor, Saint Andrew’s and Editor, Tabletalk

"May God increase the tribe of Jared Wilson! Gospel Wakefulness is one of the most theologically faithful, refreshingly honest, pastorally sensitive, and eminently practical books on the gospel I have read in a long time. Accessible without tiresome clich├ęs or self-serving anecdotes, Jared writes as a man astonished at the riches of God’s grace; committed to the maturing of Christ’s church; and engaged with the advancing of God’s kingdom. The gospel is more clear and precious to me for having read Jared’s book. I cannot think of a greater compliment to be able to offer."
-- Scotty Smith, Pastor for Preaching at Christ Community Church in Franklin, TN and author, The Reign of Grace

"Is it possible that in our evangelical desire for bigger, better, faster, shinier, louder we've actually dulled our spiritual senses? What can wake us up? Only the astonishment the Spirit brings through the gospel of Jesus. In his new book Gospel Wakefulness, Jared Wilson beautifully keys in our need to be bowled-over by the life, death, and resurrection of the Son of God and helps us seek real amazement in God's "amazing grace." Writing with passion and clarity, Wilson shines the light of Christ on every page.
-- Ed Stetzer, missiologist, author, and Director, LifeWay Research

"Gospel Wakefulness clearly explains the difference between simply knowing the content of the Gospel and being utterly captivated by it. Jared masterfully paints a picture of what a truly Gospel Wakened soul looks like all the while pointing to our inability to accomplish this ourselves. He continually points to the magnificent work of Jesus and clearly states how the Good News should influence our lives. This book tells the story of how proper understanding of the law and the Gospel leads to not only a bigger view of Christ, but also a life completely transformed by Him. It challenges both new and seasoned Christians to go beyond merely intellectual Christianity and experience the full majesty of the cross of Christ."
-- Justin Holcomb, pastor at Mars Hill Church in Seattle, WA, Director of The Resurgence, and co-author of Rid of My Disgrace

"Anyone hungry and thirsty for righteousness will be refreshed by the invigorating streams of truth that flow from Gospel Wakefulness. Jared Wilson wants Christians to delight in the gospel to the point that sin becomes bitter and Christ becomes our supreme treasure. May this book awaken your affections toward the Savior who deserves all praise."
-- Trevin Wax, editor of TGM - Theology, Gospel, Mission and author of Counterfeit Gospels and Holy Subversion

"Jared is a brilliant writer with a important message calling us back to the power of the Gospel. He reminds us that we don't need to desperately try to make it attractive because it already is the most attractive thing in the universe! He demonstrates how we can simple and powerfully proclaim the Gospel through our lives and ministries. I feel liberated by this much-needed call to Gospel Wakefulness!"
-- Jud Wilhite, author of Torn, Senior Pastor of Central Christian Church in Las Vegas, NV

"Gospel Wakefulness was a joy to read. My eyes filled with tears and my heart flooded with joy on numerous occasions as I read. It's been a long time since a book created the emotion in me that this book has. The chapters on brokenness and sanctification were humbling and beautiful reads. I am praying that this book falls into a lot of hands and hearts."
-- Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor of The Village Church in Dallas, TX

"It's been said you can't commend what you don't cherish. It is clear Jared Wilson cherishes the life-saving, life-giving gospel of Jesus Christ. In this book he also commends it, so we will do the same."
-- Elliot Grudem, Director of the Acts 29 Network

"You're a Christian, but you're lagging. Joy is elusive. You struggle to get as excited about your faith as you do about Monday Night Football or lavishly dressed housewives. As sinners, we will all find ourselves in this position at some point. What we need is a fresh vision of the gospel, a new savoring of God's grace in Christ. Jared Wilson gives us just this gift in Gospel Wakefulness, a book that makes us laugh even as it makes a mark."
-- Owen Strachan, Instructor of Christian Theology and Church History at Boyce College and co-editor of The Essential Jonathan Edwards Collection

The book releases October 31 (Reformation Day!). You can pre-order it via Amazon here.

2 comments:

Daniel said...

Pre-ordered it. That's quite a list of ringing endorsements. If it's half as good as YJITS, then it'll be more than worth the $10.

rileysheehan said...

Dude. So happy for you man, that's a good-looking list. I can't wait to get my hands on it and give it a read. :)