Gospel Fluency Handbook

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Gospel Fluency Handbook

Gospel Fluency Handbook: A Practical Guide To Speaking The Truths of Jesus Into the Everyday Stuff of Life (Saturate, September 2017)

“I’m an unbeliever. So are you,” Jeff Vanderstelt tells us in his book Gospel Fluency.

We slip in and out of believing God’s word about us and trusting in his work on our behalf. We forget who He is, what’s He’s done and in light of that who we are.

Do these statements resonate with you? Then the Gospel Fluency Handbook was written for you. For those who’ve realized there are areas of life—your normal, everyday, busy life—where you disbelieve God, His goodness and His gospel. For those who are keenly aware and weighted down by a failure to connect the way gospel truths actually matter to everyday life.

The Gospel Fluency Handbook is designed to help you and your group become fluent in the gospel—in other words, to help you move from unbelief to belief. The discussions and exercises in this 8-week interactive handbook provide a step-by-step immersion of your mind, heart, soul, and life in the gospel. Each week follows a simple format: three sets of personal readings and reflections, a weekly guide for group discussion and exercises that will lead to becoming a more gospel-fluent people. People who are learning to see and then speak the truths of Jesus into the everyday stuff of life. Handbook includes free download code for a companion video series.

Learn more and purchase a copy.

Reviews

  • The Path says:

    This Handbook is thoughtful and brief, challenging and accessible, while also being thoroughly enjoyable. One word of caution though: This is coaching. And just like my high school coaches who pushed their teams further than they thought they were capable, The Gospel Fluency Handbook is likely to push you in areas you would rather avoid. It is for your good and ultimately for the glory of God, but not always fun in the moment.

    Get this handbook. Work through it with some people who will love you enough to tell you the hard things. Take a week or two and then do it again. Get some water. Wipe the sweat away and then apply what you have learned to the everyday places of your life.

  • There is a great deal of material to work through in this book. I really think a person should plan on a year to get the full impact of the book. Doing so with close friends is essential as some of the work deals with one’s own blindness to areas of unbelief. I do recommend this book but be prepared to work much longer than eight weeks on the material.

  • The most exciting part of this resource is its intentional focus on seeing the gospel transform every area of our lives. It does not just call us to share the gospel. It leads us to know the gospel more deeply, apply the gospel to our everyday lives, experience the transforming power of the gospel in community, and share this good news with everyone everywhere.

  • You know I’m huge on being in healthy community with other believers. This handbook will help your community get on the same page when it comes to understanding and speaking the Gospel fluently. This is one of the biggest privileges we receive as followers of Jesus, to speak the truth about Him into a dark and broken world, that’s so desperately in need of rescue.

  • This resource will only increase your ability to apply the truth of the Gospel to combat unbelief in everyday life.

  • This is a very detailed book and I would recommend readers plan on it taking at least several months to read it and complete all of the activities. I think the questions and journaling in each chapter really help readers to better understand the information that is presented and be able to apply it to their own lives. The handbook covers a good amount of material and included reflection questions and other activities throughout each chapter. I think this would be great for both personal use or in a Bible study type setting.

  • Gospel Fluency Handbook by Jeff Vanderstelt and Ben Connelly is a practical and interactive guide that walk believers through the process of becoming gospel fluent in their everyday lives. For the sake of your walk, your church, and unbelievers around you, get a copy of the Gospel Fluency Handbook and invite others to join you in becoming gospel fluent.

  • More Of Him says:

    This is one of the best, in-depth studies of the Gospel I’ve ever read. It way exceeds anything I’ve learned or read in the past. This is not a book/study that you will go through quickly but one you will savor as you dig deep into what the Gospel really means.

  • Before I better my understanding of West African languages or master every word on Urban Dictionary, I need to be more fluent in the Gospel. And Jeff Vanderstelt and Ben Connelly have written a few resources that have helped me and I believe will help all Christians become more fluent in the Gospel.

  • Jeff Vanderstelt and Ben Connelly’s Gospel Fluency: A Practical Guide to Speaking the Truths of Jesus into the Everyday Stuff of Life (8-week study) develops a central notion: That for most Christians the Gospel is not their native tongue. It is more like a second, third or even fourth language. Most Christians are simply not fluent enough in the Gospel.

    Vanderstelt argues that becoming a mature Christian requires the ability to “believe and speak the truths of the Gospel … in and into the everyday stuff of life” (page 23). The Gospel is not something to be merely understood propositionally. For it to be truly transformational it must be applied (“spoken”) directly into life experience. His observation is that, even within the Church, personal problems are often given solutions

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