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Words Matter: What is the Gospel?

Mark H. Ballard



Words matter. How we use them and define them determines how we understand the world and how others understand us. In Words Matter: What Is the Gospel? Drs. Mark H. Ballard and Timothy K. Christian explore how our personal definition of the word "Gospel" fundamentally affects our view of the world, our lives, and our standing with God.

Sample Chapter - Read the introduction and chapter 1



Author Bios:


Mark H. Ballard (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Founding President and Professor of Applied Theology & Church Planting at Northeastern Baptist College. Mark has authored numerous books and has served as a church planter and pastor in New Hampshire, Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, and Texas. He is the husband of Cindy and father of Ben.


Timothy K. Christian (ThD, University of South Africa; DMin, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Senior Content Editor at Northeastern Baptist Press. Tim has served as professor of theology at Northeastern Baptist College and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as pastor in the southeast, northeast, and in Naples, Italy. Tim and his wife, Judy, have two married children and seven grandchildren.





Words Matter: What is the Gospel? provides a clear biblical perspective on the meaning of the Gospel, and offers real-world guidance for how to share the Gospel with others.

— Stephen Rummage, Senior Pastor, Quail Springs Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Mark Ballard has done an incredible job emphasizing the critical need to understand the nature of the Gospel.

— Jimmy Draper, President Emeritus, Lifeway, Colleyville, Texas


Mark Ballard presents a clear understanding of the gospel and reminds us of the danger of using the word 'gospel' in a careless way. His words will challenge and convict any person who teaches or preaches God's Word.

— Phil Waldrep, Phil Waldrep Ministries, Decatur, Alabama


This book is undoubtedly an essential read for the scholar, student, and everyone who desires clarity about the gospel so people can hear God’s astonishing message of salvation.

— Ronnie Rogers, Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church, Norman, Oklahoma



Table of Contents:



Chapter 1: The Gospel Is Crucial

Chapter 2: The Gospel Is Clear

Chapter 3: The Gospel Is Certain

Chapter 4: The Gospel Is Serious



Product Details:


Format: Paperback & Ebook

Page Count: 108

Size: 5"x8"

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-953331-00-7

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-953331-01-4

Published: August 1, 2020

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