A man-centered gospel is always threatening to supplant the cross-centered gospel we read in the Bible. But if we trade Jesus, who bore our sins and received the wrath of God, for a Jesus who is merely a good example, we don’t have the same gospel. If we remove a call to repentance and replace it with an invitation to be God’s friend, we’re not passing on the treasure of the gospel in accordance with the Scriptures (p. 1).
As you can see, we’re big fans. It may sound daunting to think about spending the next three or four years of your life going through just two books, but we loved it because for such a long time we didn’t have to think about what we were going to do next. Shorter devotional books are great for their purpose, but for our hectic lives and tired brains, it was great to take one more decision out of our day and just be able to reach for the same book every night for two years straight.