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Today's Gospel: Authentic or Synthetic? - A Review

I am always looking for good resources on the gospel. I've read many books on the topic. I can recommend only a few.

A trusted friend and dedicated follower of Christ recently gave me a copy of Walter Chantry's little book Today's Gospel: Authentic or Synthetic? which I had the good pleasure of reading this week.

Greatest StrengthThis book is short. Less than one hundred pages. Just by looking at it I would have assumed that it would be unlikely to pack much of a punch.

I was wrong.

In most cases, a short book on the gospel will be disappointingly shallow. For many studies on a massive topic, brevity is their greatest weakness. For this particular book, I believe the length is perhaps its greatest asset.

Chantry ably outlines the problems of modern gospel preaching and evangelism. Although "modern" to him meant in the late 1960's and early 1970's, the problems he outlines are still running wild today.

Each problem is diagnosed scripturally and the biblical…