The Other Half of The Gospel
by Albert N. Wells
"Long on grace but short on peace," is the way author Albert N. Wells describes the church's message today. And that's because we have, he says, "unbalanced" the Gospel -- rightly proclaiming the grace that "saves a wretch like me," but neglecting to take seriously the peace that moves us to reach out to "the wretched of the earth."
"Peace I leave with you," Jesus said, and we can rest assured that Jesus' peace is a far cry from today's conventional notions of peace. From the New Testament teaching, the author demonstrates that peace is a gracious, yet demanding gift to be shared in word and deed, and thus a potent influence working through believers to bring well-being, justice, and abounding good will to humankind. From Strong Is The Peace, you will learn:
-How peace is an integral part of the Gospel
-The special peace you are given in Christ
-The courage and stamina needed to share Christ's peace, and
-How peace can help reshape this violent, troubled world.