Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Vintage Jesus

Challies Review of Driscoll's Vintage Jesus. He offers some balanced thoughts on the book.

Also from Abraham Piper:


A few recommendations of Mark Driscoll's new book Vintage Jesus:

Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears combine profound understanding of modern culture with weighty Christian doctrine that is faithful to the Bible. It's written in such an interesting style that it's hard to put down. I strongly recommend it!

-Wayne Grudem, Research Professor of Bible and Theology, Phoenix Seminary, Phoenix, Arizona

This new book by Driscoll, one of the most promising young pastors I've met, and his theological partner Gerry Breshears, tells the old, old story in a contemporary, exciting, in-your-face manner. Though written to appeal to today's younger seekers, nothing of classic Christian theology is omitted. Those of my generation may bridle at some aspects of the book—but it's good if we do. This book is just what's needed for us to understand how to reach the postmoderns and a great tool to help all of us connect with young seekers. This is both bold and uncompromising. I can highly recommend it.

-Chuck Colson, Founder, Prison Fellowship

If you think that you already know Jesus, think again. This book will open the eyes of many who have yet to see the radical nature of Jesus' life and teaching. For the spread of the gospel and the advancement of the kingdom, I can only hope many will read this book and embrace Jesus as the true Lord, God, Savior, and King that he is.

-Bruce A. Ware, Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

2 comments:

Matthew LaPine said...

In response to Challies critique, I'm guessing Driscol might point to verses like this one...

(Galatians 5:11-12 ESV)
“But if I, brothers,* still preach* circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been removed. I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves!”

Eilers said...

Or perhaps Phil. 3:8!