Law & Gospel: A Theology for Sinners (and Saints)

by: William McDavid, Ethan Richardson, David Zahl,

There’s a big difference between judgment and love, obligation and freedom, a wage and a gift. The difference characterizes an extraordinary amount of our day-to-day experience, often dividing fear from hope, and death from life. At the heart of Christianity lies a similar and related dynamic: between the Law and the Gospel. Far from being a reductive or antiquated distinction, understanding where one ends and the other begins allows a person to see both the Bible and themselves—indeed, the whole world!—in a fresh and enlivening way.

Written with the non-theologian in mind, this short volume unpacks the good news of God’s grace with practicality, humor, and a whole lot of heart.

You can find this book’s companion/study guide here.

Paperback: 102 pages
Publisher: Mockingbird Ministries (April 10, 2015)
ISBN-10: 0990792722
ISBN-13: 978-0990792727
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches

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Meet the Author
Mockingbird contributor and author of Eden and Afterward and Law and Gospel. You can read more of William's writing here.
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Ethan Richardson is a contributing staff member for Mockingbird. Born and raised in Lexington, KY, he graduated from the University of Virginia in 2009, majoring in Religious Studies and English. In June of 2011, he finished two years of teaching 5th grade in the inner city of New Orleans, and now lives in Charlottesville, VA and works for Mockingbird along with serving at Christ Episcopal Church. You can find more of Ethan's work here.
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David Zahl is the director of Mockingbird Ministries and editor-in-chief of the Mockingbird blog. He and his wife Cate reside in Charlottesville, VA, with their three sons, where David also serves on the staff of Christ Episcopal Church ( You can read more of David's work here.
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