Bishop Kurt F. Kusserow of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod ELCA recently released a new book: What is the Gospel? 

In our baptism, we are to “proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed” (ELW, 236). In What is the Gospel?, Bishop Kusserow invites readers into the story of the living Christ by providing a variety of answers to the question posed by the title and by sharing what he has found the Gospel means for him and in his life and faith. 

This book will help congregation members and study groups engage the mystery and complexity of the Gospel so that they can live out their baptismal call with confidence and clarity. Conversation starters at the end of each chapter are designed to make the book useful for group study as well as personal reading.

What is the Gospel? is available to order from Amazon in paperback and e-book formats. Order Now.

Bishop Kusserow is also making a free pdf download available to the North/West Lower Michigan Synod for congregation use. Learn More. (This free download is intended for congregation use to study and share this book without financial barriers. The file may not be shared or reproduced for additional purposes without permission.)

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