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    Trip Kimball(Author)

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Get a simple and clear understanding of the essential gospel, and be able to explain and share God’s story with others with confidence and clarity. Find out what’s so good about the good news. Learn essential truths in non-theological terms, and be able to share your personal faith whenever and wherever you go.

Trip has been a Christian believer for more than forty years and involved with full-time ministry since 1972. He has worked in various capacities within churches and other ministries, teaching, leading, and serving in many ways. As both a church-planter pastor and overseas missionary, he has worked with people from many backgrounds. He has taught from God's Word in both formal and informal settings-from preaching in churches to small group studies, and with English speakers and non-English speakers. His experience with cross-cultural missions has given him insight into the difficulties of communicating spiritual truth effectively. After living in the Philippines for fifteen years, he and his wife moved to Jacksonville Beach, Florida. He continues teaching and training leaders within the US and overseas. www.tkbeyond.org --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • PDF | 240 pages
  • Trip Kimball(Author)
  • Westbow Press (September 11, 2012)
  • English
  • 2
  • Christian Books & Bibles

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  • By Bryon Mondok on February 4, 2013

    Trip Kimball is passionate about the Good News of Jesus Christ. He's made it his mission in life to speak about the truth of the gospel and live out loud the transformative freedom the gospel message brings. He does this by subtracting the religious jargon that pollutes the message while intentionally preserving reverence and awe of God. And Trip genuinely loves people.I know this about Kimball first hand because he is a friend and a mentor. He is a missionary big brother to me who, in our first meeting at a dinner one night in St. Petersburg, Florida, he shared, passionately, a heart to be a thinking man with brain completely engaged with making the gospel clear to whoever God brings into his life to share it with whether across the street or on the other side of the planet.This is clear in his life and he articulates his heart and his mission clearly in his book The Mystery of the Gospel - Unraveling God's Story.Kimball does some cool stuff with this book. It's neatly divided into 12 chapters that make accessible the different features of the gospel without complication.Pull quotes are distributed throughout the book and they work well as points of reference or markers for the reader as different topics and questions are dealt with.My favorite chapter in the book is chapter 8, The Emmaus Road Encounter. If you're familiar with the New Testament, then you know that this is where Jesus keeps his post resurrection identity from two guys he joins on the road to travel with. They're strangers to Jesus and Jesus is content to come off as a stranger to them. If you don't know the story, get this book and read about how un-religious Jesus is as He presents Himself to the people He's come to save. He has fun messing with them as He explains Himself and His mission. Classic Jesus."Were not our hearts burning within us while He talked to us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us," they exclaimed. Kimball quotes Luke 24:32 appropriately as he describes from the Bible what actually happens in our hearts as we hear - or for that matter share - truth from God's Word about Jesus. This experience changes both the messenger and the audience. That's how powerful this gospel is and that's what Kimball explains in his book.Kimball wraps up with the section entitled "Unraveling the Gospel for Others." Kmball's book isn't about simply explaining the gospel so you have some kind of working knowledge of its construction. This book is about equipping you, the reader, with necessary tools along with the skill and confidence you need to bring change into the lives God has given you to influence.Finally, I love the appendix. It includes biblical terms and - I love this - "Christianese". I wish that I didn't know these Christianese terms so well. Sadly, none of the terms seem strange or unfamiliar to me. I fear these terms come to me too easily and I'm challenged to clean up my language so the gospel makes sense to those unfamiliar with the Bible or have not had a reason to go to church.This book is a must have manual for understanding the gospel and sharing it clearly. Buy your copy here.

  • By Sergei on June 29, 2013

    This is such a great book. Trip Kimble not only writes and teaches about the much necessary simplicity of the Gospel, but he models it in and through the book! "The Mystery of the Gospel" is written with such simplicity that it will leave every reader with no misunderstanding of what the Gospel is and how its should be communicated. Trip's passion for the Gospel leaks from every page. His personal stories of experiences with God make the truths of the book even more tangible. There is no doubt that this book is written by a mission-minded author. It makes the book that much more applicable and trustworthy. I will also give a huge plus to the fact that Trip's simplicity doesn't water down the theology of the truth! The crucial core of the Gospel is enclosed in Jesus. Trip delivers that strongly with his three main points, "He came, He died, He rose."I read this book during a mission trip to south east Asia, and I would like to say, "Praise God!" During my times of "unfruitfulness" the book personally spoke to me that I am simply a witness of the Gospel and the rest comes from the Holy Spirit. I realized that sharing the Gospel accurately and simply is everything, the rest is not up to me. It turned my focus from the number of "conversions" to the simplicity of the Gospel!

  • By Samaki Kubwa on November 10, 2016

    There are plenty of books to help is learn about God and learn about the Gospel. They are valuable and good, but often lack in that they are simply the passing on of knowledge. Trip Kimball’s The Mystery of the Gospel is surely is packed with knowledge and information. More importantly, it helps us know God and His Gospel and not just facts.The Mystery of the Gospel is an easy read, but don’t let that take away from it’s effectiveness. The Mystery of the Gospel will make a great small group study (it has built in discussion questions), or for personal growth. Even as a pastor, I found new ways to communicate biblical truths from Trip’s writings. This book will edify and help us savor Christ and push in closer to Him.

  • By CTg on November 2, 2012

    Trip Kimball's book reflects a passion for clearly expressing the profound truth of the gospel. The heart of the book is both to express the gospel in a way that doesn't rely on pat answers and "Christianese", and to guide the reader in doing the same.Two things stand out the most in this book: the "Essential Gospel" - Kimball's distillation of the gospel into the three essential elements of "He came, He died, He rose." As each of these is fleshed out in turn; I was reminded that the gospel isn't about a particular cultural perspective (whether Asian or western, per the illustrations in the book), but about a Person. Secondly, Kimball employs many engaging illustrations and stories from the sixties, missions experiences in south-east Asia and Africa, et al. that kept my nose in the book and helped open up the rich gospel content of the book in a clear, non-theoretical way.As Mr. Kimball was my favorite instructor in Bible college, I was looking forward to an expansion of the themes he hammered us on again and again in his classes, and I wasn't disappointed.

  • By Patrick Bailey on October 17, 2013

    The Gospel message is now easy to understand, easy to remember, and easy to tell your friends. A must read for all whether someone seaking to learn about the Gospel or an experienced pastor.

  • By e.j. on September 9, 2013

    it is well written and easy to understand.... it is also very interesting reading and personally because i know the author to be a fine Christian man...


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