I think Mcknight makes his case very well in this book. We cannot simply define Israel's completed story only through the passion story, but through the entire life of Jesus. That is the gospel. When we live that gospel it will make why we live on earth at all make more sense. It will strengthen our desire to live Kingdom lives and our resolve to share the Story.
In the last chapter McKnight lays out what the gospel is and what it means to be a gospel culture. I look forward to being shaped into more of a gospel story and helping shape a gospel culture wherever I am. The story of Israel has its twists and turns and since humankind cannot get it "right," we have Jesus who is the ultimate for our gospel.
Although I want to live the passion of Christ out in my life, what I want more now is to live out Christ's completion of Israel's story in the world and how that culture continues with me.
That's Good News!