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Nashville, Tenn. (March 21, 2013) – No other figure in history has had a more significant impact. The life of Jesus Christ—as documented in the four, independent, historical testimonies of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John—demonstrates perfection. Pastor, teacher and best-selling author John MacArthur presents the Gospels as one cohesive narrative, providing a powerful and profound composite picture of Christ, God and Man in his new book, One Perfect Life: The Complete Story of the Lord Jesus ($29.99, ISBN 9781401676322). A story so plainly laid out in its entirety for the reader, it causes the Gospels to be read with a fresh clarity and drama that cannot be gained by jumping back and forth between the four books.

Examining the gospel accounts from the New King James Version (NKJV), One Perfect Life is a comprehensive, easy-to-understand story of Jesus’ time on Earth. “It is a devotional tool that encourages the believer to be enraptured by the story of Jesus. It is a study tool, designed to help readers see the chronological flow of Christ’s life. The end result of this harmony is the best news the world has ever been given, about the most significant life in all history, Jesus Christ,” says John MacArthur.

As a bonus, the One Perfect Life eBook ($34.99, ISBN 9781401676339)—released simultaneously with the print edition—includes the entire New King James Version Bible text as an appendix. Every book, chapter and verse entry in the text is hyperlinked to the corresponding Scripture text. 

“Throughout my ministry, when preaching through a gospel narrative, I would always draw in the relevant passages from the other Gospels in order to complete the picture and tell the whole story. It was when I came to the end of Mark’s gospel that I decided the best way to put the story of our Lord together was by producing a harmony that represented what I had done in my preaching for forty years,” says MacArthur.

One Perfect Life was written to deepen the readers confidence in the trustworthiness of the Bible. From Genesis to Revelation, MacArthur notes references made about Christ throughout the Scripture. Using the provided study notes with each section, readers will be drawn into a more meaningful worship and discovery about the glory of the Savior who was, and is, and is to come.

“In addition to strengthening the faith of the believer, this book demonstrates that there are no contradictions in the Gospels. These four separate records can be reasonably harmonized, proving that any alleged discrepancies exist only in the minds of unbelieving critics, and not in the actual texts themselves. When all the details from all accounts are known, the full story is clear and divine authorship affirmed,” MacArthur continued. 

Senior Pastor Steven Lawson endorses the book by saying, “Drawing from a deep well of preaching Christ for a half-century, this preeminent expositor has provided the church with a soul-stunning, breathtaking view of the person and work of the Lord Jesus that leaves us bowed low at His nail-pierced feet. Simply put, here is MacArthur at his best—clear, concise, penetrating, profound and most of all thoroughly Christ-centered.”

John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, president of the Master’s College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry. In more than four decades of ministry, John has written dozens of best-selling books, including The MacArthur Study Bible, The Gospel According to Jesus, and Slave. He and his wife, Patricia, have four married children and fifteen grandchildren. For more details about John MacArthur and his Bible-teaching resources, contact Grace to You at 800-55-GRACE or www.gty.org.

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One Perfect Life:

 

The Complete Story of the Lord Jesus

 

By John MacArthur

 

Available on March 5, 2013 from Thomas Nelson, Inc.

 

RELIGION / CHRISTIAN LIFE / GENERAL

 

ISBN: 9781401676322 / $29.99

 

eBook: 9781401676339 / $34.99

 

 

AUTHOR INTERVIEWS, IMAGES, ARTICLES, AND EXCERPTS AVAILABLE

 

Contact: Jennifer Keller at JKeller@ThomasNelson.com / 615-902-2421 / www.thomasnelson.com