Good Christian doctrine is not simply getting the facts right: it is something transformative, brought to life in obedience to Christ.
In his letter to Titus, the Apostle Paul implores the reader to take truth seriously and to ensure that the good news of gospel is being passed on in its full force. Solid Christian doctrine and a passion for godly Christian life are twin themes weave their way throughout this short epistle. In Living Doctrine, Danny Akin unpacks this powerful message and shows how these themes are still vital for Christians today. Accessibly written but informed by deep scholarship, this book will benefit readers from all walks of life. Like the biblical book it covers, Living Doctrine is concise, gospel-centered, and immensely practical.
Big things indeed come in little packages, and this short commentary on the small but powerful epistle of Titus packs a big punch. Daniel Akin's masterful treatment of the true life changing power of grace in the cornerstone passage of 2:11-15 is worth the price of the book and lays to rest any concept of "easy believism" or cheap grace. This is a must addition to the bookshelf of every pastor and Bible teacher.
—James Merritt, pastor, Cross Pointe Church, Duluth, GA
Like Paul, the author of Titus, Danny Akin combines the mind of a theologian, the heart of a pastor, and the missional zeal of an evangelist/church-planter... As Akin shows with crystal clear clarity, it’s not enough to be theologically sound without the heart of a missionary or the love of a servant. Truly, this is “Living Doctrine”!
—David Alan Black, Dr. M.O. Owens, Jr. Chair of New Testament Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Living Doctrine is a gift to the church. This devotional-like study explores the riches of Paul’s letter to Titus. Daniel Akin connects the dots between sound doctrine, church leadership, and the church’s witness while putting them to work in daily life. This little book accomplishes the big task of providing insights from the storyline of scripture while diving deep into the nuances of Paul’s important letter.
—Walter Strickland, assistant professor of systematic and contextual theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
God’s Word is transformative. It is this conviction which gives the Transformative Word series its name and its unique character. Series Editor Craig G. Bartholomew has worked alongside authors from around the world to identify a key theme in each book of the Bible, and each volume provides careful Biblical exegesis centered on that gripping theme. The result is an engaging, accessible thematic exploration of a biblical book, poised to offer you new and refreshing insights.
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Daniel L. Akin serves as President and Professor of Theology and Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. He holds an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Arlington.