Ashamed of the Gospel by John MacArthur
In Ashamed of the Gospel, MacArthur holds that there is an ingrained shame for the purity and simplicity of the gospel in the church today. A pragmatic approach has monopolized corporate worship with the focus on entertainment rather than preaching the word. Some chapter titles: Christianity on the Down-Grade, The User-Friendly Church, Gimme That Showtime Religion, All Things To All Men, The Foolishness of God, and I Will Build My Church. Appendices include a history of the Downgrade Controversy (Charles Spurgeon), an examination of the contribution of Charles Finney to pragmatism in the church, an essay by Thomas Boston, “Carnal vs Spiritual Wisdom,” and a review of Evangelicals and Catholics Together.