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Dr. Kelly M. Kapic Authors "The God Who Gives" with Alumnus Justin Borger ’06

The God Who Gives—How The Trinity Shapes The Christian Story by Kelly M. Kapic, Justin L. Borger

Dr. Kelly M. Kapic, professor of theological studies at Covenant College, with help from Covenant alumnus Justin Borger ’06, has authored The God Who Gives: How the Trinity Shapes the Christian Story. It was released on June 12, 2018.


Friends of Covenant College are encouraged to take advantage of an exclusive promotion from Zondervan, the book’s publisher. With the promo code GODGIVES, purchasers will receive 40% off their purchase of The God Who Gives plus free shipping.* This deal is valid for US orders only and is only redeemable at


Expanding on work that Kapic and Borger collaborated on years ago, The God Who Gives aims to tell the Christian story through the lens of “gift.” On his motivation for writing the book, Kapic said, “although ‘grace’ is spoken of all the time, too often Christians fail to appreciate what ‘grace’ really means for their lives. It is significant that ‘grace’ in the New Testament is the same word as ‘gift.’” By speaking about the gift of God in The God Who Gives, the authors portray the gospel in a fresh way.


The God Who Gives argues that to truly understand grace, one must first understand God’s three great gifts: His Son, Spirit, and Kingdom. Upon receiving these three gifts, believers are brought into loving communion with the Triune God. Kapic and Borger claim that the ultimate gift of God is nothing less than the fact that God gives Himself. This is the truth that must shape the Christian life. When Christians “dwell in the good news of belonging to God,” they are invited into the freedom of giving themselves confidently to God and others.


“When captured by the depth of God’s gifts in the gospels, we discover that he frees us to participate in his work of grace, hope, righteousness, and love. This is the generous life; this is what belonging to God is all about” (Kapic, Borger 12).


Robert A. Emmons, professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, provides just one example of the positive endorsements for The God Who Gives:  


“Like the Gospel upon which it is based, this book is life-changing. Reading it was an important step in my own spiritual journey toward freedom in Christ. Kelly reminds us that God’s love is the fuel that not only ignites our faith, it keeps us going and growing each day.”


Contributing author Justin Borger ’06 is a former student of Dr. Kelly Kapic and the associate pastor of teaching, outreach, and missions at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Orlando, Florida.


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