In a competitive and self–centered world, living a humble and God–centered life is incredibly challenging. Additionally, when the Bible tells us to ‘boast in the hope of the glory of God’ our worldly minds are confused. Isn’t boasting something that Christians should avoid?
In response, Josh Moody studies Paul’s intention in Romans 5:2 and aims to improve your understanding of it in an easily readable way.
Moody guides us through the positive and negative types of boasting presented in the Bible, and leads us to understand the impact of boasting on our lives: past, present and future.
On reading this book, we can understand that boasting biblically involves not only losing self, but gaining self as well in our rightly orientated positive force for what is best, beautiful and godly.
Josh Moody is Senior Pastor of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois. He is the founder and President of God Centered Life Ministries. His books include Burning Hearts, Journey to Joy, No Other Gospel, and The God–Centered Life.
In Boasting, Josh Moody has taken his pastor’s heart and biblically grounded insight and given the church an important and needed study of a misunderstood and neglected teaching. … I pray that this book will be widely read and that God will get more of the glory, worship, and trust He deserves because of it.
- Erik Thoennes, Professor of Theology, Chair, Undergraduate Theology, Biola University/Talbot School of Theology & Pastor, Grace Evangelical Free Church, La Mirada California
- David Helm, Pastor, Holy Trinity Church Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois
- Graham Nicholls, Director, Affinity, Cambridge, UK
This book is a great combination of biblical exposition, historical insights and pastoral application. Christians need to grapple with this neglected but important theme of ‘boasting’, and Josh’s exploration of it will certainly help to shape our discipleship. I highly recommend it!
- Simon Gathercole, Director of Studies, Theology and Religious Studies, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University, Cambridge