Healing the Gospel – Book Review
I rarely do book reviews, but occasionally a book comes along that is so powerful it demands a response.
Healing the Gospel: A Radical Vision for Grace, Justice and the Cross, is one of those books that I couldn’t read without comment.
It is a must read for anyone who longs to penetrate the veil of human myth and enter into the reality of God’s Good News.
This book is a masterful exposition of the truth about God’s character of love as revealed in the New Testament. Derek Flood brilliantly reveals that Biblical Justice is restorative justice, that Christ’s mission to earth was to heal and restore humanity back into complete unity with God. He documents with astounding clarity Biblical exegesis revealing the New Testament was a refutation on punitive justice and a revelation of love and grace – healing justice.
If you have struggled to communicate the gospel, if you have longed for a book to share with people who are stuck in a punitive legal model, if you have wanted a book which documents with solid Biblical, historical and theological foundation that God is love, His justice is an expression of his love that heals and restores, and that punitive God constructs are an artifact of humanity projecting human ideas onto God, then this book is exactly what you have been waiting for.
On Derek Flood’s website, The Rebel God, you can examine the first chapter of the book, read questions people have asked, and even contact him with questions.