- God's passion for His own glory
- The authority and necessity of Scripture
- The deity and humanity of Jesus
- The atonement (chapter 6 is a fantastic and refreshing summary of the gospel)
- The doctrine of salvation (chapter 7 is helpful in explaining that salvation is God's work and not our work)
- Sanctification (chapter 8 has pictures!)
- The Holy Spirit
- The Church
Josh ends with a chapter about the fact that right theology must make us more humble and loving people. The doctrines of the Bible are meant to impact our lives. We must live what we believe.
Here are a few random thoughts:
- This is going to be my "go-to" book for discipleship of new and baby Christians. So helpful.
- I couldn't help but think that Dug Down Deep is basically a modern and simplified version of Knowing God. Anybody else with me on this one?
- This book is filled with personal stories and examples that make it so fun to read.
- In chapter 7, Josh tells the story of how his dad was converted. My heart was so full of joy and confidence in God as I read this chapter. Seriously, its worth the price of the book.
- This is going to be my "go-to" book for challenging any influenced by the emergent church movement. Josh is edgy and cool and relevant and everything else this generation wants to be. But, he is also faithful, Biblical, and gospel-drenched.
- I'm confident this book will make my top 15 books published in 2010.
- It's time to start thinking about which books will be given away at T4G 10. My guess is that this one will certainly be among them.