In Making the Good News Good Again, Judson Edwards asks questions shared by many longtime Christians: wouldn’t it be great if the Bible fascinated us once again? Wouldn’t we do almost anything to sense the presence of God anew in our lives? Wouldn’t we pay almost anything to get the wonder back?
Wonder is the fuel that keeps Christians going, the element that makes our faith contagious and alive—and it is the greatest need in our churches today. With so many of our spiritual tanks running low, we need to splash around in grace a while and come out laughing and feeling frisky again. Making the Good News Good Again will help readers hear with new ears the sweet, undistilled melody of the gospel.
Jud has a way of cutting to the chase and cutting off the religious shackles which keep us from celebrating the gospel. Making the Good News Good Again is an important read for every YouthCUE member, and midway through the book, I believe you’ll understand why. As we seek to minister to a generation which knows little and frankly cares even less about the politics of the institutional church, we are faced with a new opportunity to model and teach new ways to celebrate our lives in Christ.
Making the Good News Good Again is an excellent resource for weekday prayer groups, college Bible studies, and reading for older, more mature high school students. Be ready for lively discussion in these settings, because Jud’s writing helps us regain the fascination of what it means to be a believer.
What you’ll find here is an honest look at how church … its institution, its constant activity, its struggle for institutional survival … can impair the process of joy for many of its unwitting players.Making the Good News Good Again provides a sense of balance and hope which has long been missing in many churches across the land.