The four gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John - present Jesus Christ, God Himself, breaking into human history.... The story of Jesus and the early church should not end. Jesus Christ laid the foundation for the church through His life, death, and resurrection as recorded in the four gospels.... The followers of Jesus Christ then continued His work by spreading the gospel through preaching and teaching and the planting of new churches.... To continue the work begun by Christ and His disciples, new church planting should be at the top of our list of priorities, as it was in theirs. --From the Prologue Author Biography: Dr. Marlin Mull received his Doctor of Divinity degree from Southern Wesleyan University, and has done post-graduate work at both Columbia and Asbury Seminaries. He served as a pastor for twenty-three years and as General Director of Evangelism and Church Growth for The International Center of The Wesleyan Church from 1988-2000. Dr. Mull has been married to his wife, Barbara, for 53 years. They have two children and six grandchildren.