Dr. R.C. Sproul has a new book out last month with David C. Cook. It’s called The Work of Christ: What the Events of Jesus’ Life Mean for You. Recently, Tim Challies interviewed Dr. Sproul about this book and other matters. Here is one of their interactions:
What motivated you to write The Work of Christ? Was it an area in which you perceived a lack of theological understanding among Christians? Was it motivated by pastoral concern?
Well, the very first series that I did in the field of adult education was in 1969 at a church in Philadelphia, and the series was on the work of Christ. That was such an exciting time for me. It really was pivotal because I acquired a taste, indeed a passion, for adult education as a result of that experience of working with the laity in the church. I saw how they responded when they gained a deeper understanding of all the things that Jesus did in His ministry. So that passion was born in 1969. It’s never really left me.
Recently we did that series in a new setting with a new audience, and out of that grew the inspiration for this book. I think it’s extremely important, because at the heart of the Christian faith is Christ—who He is and what He has done. This is so often overlooked in the church. It’s amazing to me, but yet it’s of critical importance for us as Christians to come to a deeper understanding of what Jesus has done.
I have a few giveaway copies of this great book available, and given that it’s back to school season, I thought I’d do something to give you one more incentive to go ahead and give away a few copies of Thriving at College to the young people you know that are either headed to college for the first time or are returning for another year.
If you buy six or more copies of Thriving at College, using the link to the right (see “Discount Pricing!”), I will mail you a FREE copy of R.C. Sproul’s latest book, The Work of Christ. Note also that you’ll be getting Thriving at College at a below-Amazon price. When I run out of copies of The Work of Christ, I’ll update this post so that you’re fully informed.
Update: We can only ship to the USA with this deal.