My new book, Arise, O God: The Gospel of Christ’s Defeat of Demons, Sin, and Death, has just released from Ancient Faith Publications. Here are the blurb and the Table of Contents:
FROM THE PUBLISHER: The gospel of Jesus Christ is not about what Jesus can do for your life. It is not even the answer to the question, “How can I be saved?” It is the declaration of a victory. In His coming to earth, His suffering, and His Resurrection, Christ conquered demons, sin, and death. In Arise, O God, author and podcaster Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick introduces us to the spiritual war that Christ won by His victory, how we are caught in that war’s cosmic crossfire, what the true content of the gospel is—and how we are to respond.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Prologue: What Is Not the Gospel?
How Did the Gospel Become a Sales Pitch?
Chapter 1: What Is a Gospel?
What Is a Gospel?
Gospel Is a Pre-Christian Genre
Not Caesar’s Gospel, but Christ’s
Chapter 2: Why Is There a Gospel?
The Fall: Death
The Fall: Sin
The Fall: Rule by Demons
Chapter 3: Who Is Jesus Christ?
Worshiping God or Gods?
The Son and Word of God
The Messiah of Israel
The Savior of the World
The Life of Jesus
Chapter 4: What Did Jesus Christ Accomplish?
Undoing the Fall: Exorcism
Undoing the Fall: Forgiveness of Sin
Undoing the Fall: Resurrection
Chapter 5: What Does Jesus Christ Expect of Us?
The Covenant of Faithfulness with God
Repentance: Abandoning the Demonic
Repentance: Joining with the Angelic
Chapter 6: Responding to the Gospel
Saved from What?
What Happens When Someone is Saved?
What Must I Do to Be Saved?
I hope that you will check it out. Although this is now my fourth and shortest book, I regard this as the most important one so far.