Released in the UK December 2018
Released in the US February 2019
Large trade paperback | 256 Pages
9781527102392 • £9.99 $14.99
BISAC – REL012120
In a competitive and self–centred world, living a humble and God–centred 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. He 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. 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. For more, visit www.GodCenteredLife.org.
A wonderful theme! This survey of boasting in the Bible warns us against arrogant pride. But we are also warned against spiritual timidity; we need to boast more in the Lord, and the blessings of salvation. Such rejoicing is the path to a healthy spiritual life, and a positive Christ–centred testimony.
Principal, London Seminary, London, UK
Josh Moody takes us on a tour of the scriptures that speak about boasting. Building on the foundation of Paul’s teaching, especially in Romans but ranging through the two testaments he carefully shows us how the right kind of boasting is an excellent Christian virtue.
Director, Affinity, Cambridge, UK
The intrusion of Christianity into the Roman world, a world built on a culture of ‘boasting’, had many consequences. In this volume of good gospel substance, Pastor Josh Moody helps us redirect our own propensity for the Roman ‘boast’ in ways that fuel a God–honoring life. I commend it to you.
Pastor, Holy Trinity Church Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois
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.
Professor of Theology, Chair, Undergraduate Theology, Biola University/Talbot School of Theology & Pastor, Grace Evangelical Free Church, La Mirada California