Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You Are Saved  -     By: J.D. Greear
Buy Item $7.99 Retail: $12.99 Save 38% ($5.00) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist
Buy eBook Begin reading in seconds $9.99 eBook Details

Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You Are Saved

B&H Books / 2013 / Hardcover

$7.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $12.99
|
Save 38% ($5.00)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW679216

Current Promotions
Browse
Refine by
Advanced Search Links

Product Media


Product Description

Author and pastor J.D. Greear has thought a lot about his salvation. He prayed the sinner's prayer when he was four years old, and over the course of his young adulthood was baptized four times. However, he didn't feel sure of his salvation in Christ, and obsesssively sought for the peace that assurance would bring him. Along the way, he discovered many other Christians who felt the same insecurity about their faith, and realized that this doubt was a trend for many believers.
In Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart, Greear takes a closer look at what the Bible says to bring clarity to believers and skeptics seeking answers to common questions about faith and salvation, such as How do we know we are saved? and Can we lose our faith and salvation in Christ? His answers will give assurance to the anxious and issue a challenge to those who may have become complacent. Discover how confessing Jesus as Savior and Lord is only the beginning of a challenging, yet remarkable and worthwhile life journey.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: B&H Books
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 7.00 X 5.00 X 0.32 (inches)
ISBN: 1433679213
ISBN-13: 9781433679216
Availability: In Stock

Related Products

  1. Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary
    Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary
    J.D. Greear
    B&H Books / 2011 / Trade Paperback
    $9.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 33% ($5.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW673122
    Video
  2. Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live.
    Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live.
    David Platt, Francis Chan
    Tyndale House / 2012 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 44% ($7.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 19 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW373287
    Video
  3. What Every Christian Ought to Know: Solid Grounding for a Growing Faith, Trade Paper
    What Every Christian Ought to Know: Solid Grounding for a Growing Faith, Trade Paper
    Adrian Rogers
    B&H Books / 2012 / Trade Paperback
    $9.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 33% ($5.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 8 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW677850
  4. What Does it Mean to be Born Again?
    What Does it Mean to be Born Again?
    R.C. Sproul
    Reformation Trust Publishing / 2010 / Trade Paperback
    $3.49 Retail: $4.00 Save 13% ($0.51)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW920680

Publisher's Description

 "If there were a Guinness Book of World Records entry for ’amount of times having prayed the sinner’s prayer,’ I’m pretty sure I’d be a top contender," says pastor and author J. D. Greear. He struggled for many years to gain an assurance of salvation and eventually learned he was not alone. "Lack of assurance" is epidemic among evangelical Christians.

In Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart, J. D. shows that faulty ways of present- ing the gospel are a leading source of the confusion. Our presentations may not be heretical, but they are sometimes misleading. The idea of "asking Jesus into your heart" or "giving your life to Jesus" often gives false assurance to those who are not saved—and keeps those who genuinely are saved from fully embracing that reality.

Greear unpacks the doctrine of assurance, showing that salvation is a posture we take to the promise of God in Christ, a posture that begins at a certain point and is maintained for the rest of our lives. He also answers the tough questions about assurance: What exactly is faith? What is repentance? Why are there so many warnings that seem to imply we can lose our salvation?

Such issues are handled with respect to the theological rigors they require, but Greear never loses his pastoral sensitivity or a communication technique that makes this message teachable to a wide audience from teens to adults.

Author Bio

 J. D. Greear is lead pastor of The Summit Church, a multi-site congregation in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. He holds an M.Div. in International Church Planting and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Greear also lived and worked among Muslims in Southeast Asia for two years and wrote Breaking the Islam Code. He and his wife have four children.

Editorial Reviews

"Warmly personal. Immensely helpful. Wonderfully practical. Thoroughly biblical. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to every Christian who longs to know, experience, and spread assurance of salvation in Christ."

 
David Platt
Senior Pastor, The Church at Brook Hills
Birmingham, AL
 
"Salvation is a serious issue.  Scripture commands us, on the one hand, to "work out our salvation with fear and trembling" and, on the other, paints beautiful pictures of believers walking in great assurance.  J.D. helps us see what conversion really is and what it is not.  This book will be a help for those who wrestle with their position before God and a wake-up call for those with false confidence.  I recommend it highly."
 
Matt Chandler
Lead Pastor, The Village Church
President, Acts 29 Church Planting Network
 
"Outstanding! This is a truly useful book. It's readable, engaging and packed with scriptural insight. It not only gives hope to Christians struggling with assurance of salvation, it will equip any Christian to better share the gospel and guide others toward genuine repentance and faith in Jesus." 
 
Joshua Harris
Senior Pastor, Covenant Life Church
 
"Every Christian struggles with doubt about salvation. The comforting passages of Scripture, assuring believers of their hope in salvation, were written to build up faith in the face of doubt. Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart guides readers through both assurance and perseverance in a life-altering way. Greear’s work is both an affront to easy-believism and a spotlight on the promises of God’s Word. A comforting wakeup call."
 
Ed Stetzer
President of Lifeway Research
 
"So much emphasis today is on the power of personal persuasion in sharing the gospel. What to say, how to say it. Reasons to believe, proofs for the authority of scripture, methods for gaining credibility blah blah blah. Pick up a copy of my friend, J.D. Greear’s book and learn the marks of a person saved by Jesus Christ. I commend it to you."
 
Dr. James MacDonald
Senior Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel and author of VerticalChurch
Jamesmacdonald.com
 
"A sensitive conscience can be a curse from Satan or a blessing from God.  Does your conscience drive you from God, or to Him?  In this book, J. D. Greear gets the Gospel right.  And the Gospel is the way from conviction to salvation.  This book should help you know how to place your conscience in the Lord's hands, where it can be a tool greatly used by God, as it was in Augustine's life, or Martin Luther's."
 
Mark Dever
Pastor and author of 9 Marks of the Healthy Church 


J.D. tackles an incredibly vital topic in our time, but from the front lines of ministry as one who stands unashamed to call people to follow Christ. Read this book and understand with fresh eyes and a hungry heart the wonder of biblical conversion.

Alvin Reid, Ph.D.
Professor of Evangelism & Student Ministry/Bailey Smith Chair of Evangelism
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
 
"I wore out 2 Sharpies worth of ink writing "Amen & WOW" in the margins of this new book.  Chapter after chapter I was encouraged, rebuked, discipled, and compelled to be a better minister of the Gospel.  Thank you J.D. for this gift to the church."
 
David Nasser
Pastor/Author/Evangelist
 
"I have to admit the title of this book made me uncomfortable.  It sounded to me like a tract against the so-called ’sinner’s prayer,’ and I find it biblical to cry out ’Lord have mercy on me, a sinner!’  But as I read this book I found that is not what it is about at all.  In this volume, J. D. Greear, one of the most dynamic and brilliant pastors in evangelical life today, addresses a common problem among Christians: the sense that we can never get assured enough that Jesus hears our sinners prayer and receives us, just as we are.  This book throws the spotlight on Jesus as a welcoming, merciful Savior who joyously receives all who come to him.  This book could help free you, or someone you love, from the nagging fear that Jesus is trying to keep you out of his kingdom."
 
Russell D. Moore
Dean, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Author, Tempted and Tried: Temptation and Triumph of Christ
 
 When I first read the title, I was caught off guard—because I am an evangelist who continually urges hearers to repent and ask Jesus into their heart. Once I began to read, however, I began to understand the big idea—praying a prayer of repentance and salvation ought only to mark the beginning of a lifetime of repentance and faith. J.D. wrestles with a tough subject here and does a tremendous job of helping the church come to grips with a salvation not anchored in a one-time prayer but the finished work of Christ.
 
Clayton King
Teaching Pastor, NewSpring Church
Campus Pastor, Liberty University
 
This book is similar to John Stott's Basic Christianity in that it lays out with clarity and reasoned arguments the path to Christian belief.  Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart is especially helpful in answering many follow-on questions, too. Faith seekers and faith sharers alike will benefit from J. D. Greear's clear thinking on what effectuates and evidences true salvation in Christ.
 
David A. Spence
An Executor of Dr. Stott's Literary Estate


"Improper methodology and sloppy theology have paralyzed at worst and confused at best many of our churches today when it comes to evangelism. J.D.’s book is not only timely but crucial.
 
Mike Calhoun
Executive Assistant to the President
Word of Life Fellowship Inc
Author of Where Was God When: Real Answers to Hard Questions 
 
"This is a very helpful and needed book.  Untold numbers of people are thinking of themselves as true Christians when really theirs is a false assurance; while others are true Christians but lack a solid assurance.  The book spells out how to teach the Gospel in such a way as to help avoid these tragic results and how to help deliver those who are experiencing them.  The emphasis on clear presentation of the meaning and evidence of repentance and faith is exactly what is needed.  Also the difference a genuine assurance of salvation can make in one’s life is brought out. I highly recommend this book!"
 
Frank Barker
Pastor Emeritus
Briarwood Presbyterian Church
Birmingham, AL
 
"Don’t let the provocative first half of the title scare you away from reading this important book! Emanating from his own personal and pastoral experience, yet with feet firmly planted in the sufficiency of Scripture, Greear is far more interested in helping us have genuine biblical assurance of salvation than anything else. He rightly reminds us we must emphasize the absolute indispensability of repentance and faith as necessary for salvation. Though I might quibble over a few things I would express differently, the vast majority of J. D.’s book I wholeheartedly endorse. Timely, engagingly written, and thoroughly practical, it deserves a place on every pastor’s shelf. Buy it! Apply it!"
 
David L. Allen, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Theology
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
 
"This is a book I wish was available when I turned 20 and had a terrible season of doubting my salvation. By God’s grace and the truth of the gospel I was able to settle  the issue. I have lived in the full assurance of my salvation in Jesus ever since. God wants us to experience the joyful truth that we are eternally secure in Jesus. This book can help take you there. I will be recommending this book often!"  
 
Daniel L. Akin
President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
 
"As someone who works with young people, I often see the pitfall that my friend J.D. Greear explores in Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart; How To Know for Sure You are Saved. I have sat with many 18-24 year olds that say they had no clue what they were doing when they repeated a prayer with someone as a young person. As next generation leaders, we have to focus on true life-change, really direction change rather than just a spiritual transaction. I am thankful that J.D. was willing to take on the hard discussions related to salvation and discipleship in this new book." 
 
J. Roger Davis, President, Student Life
 
"Stop Asking Jesus into your heart" by J.D. Greear is a biblical clarification for the assurance of salvation to the Christian based upon the finished work of Jesus Christ.  The invitation to eternal life is more than a prayer! It is a living, breathing, real, relevant, relationship with God through Jesus Christ while being sealed by the Holy Spirit.  The Gospel saves and Sustains! Read, Reflect and Rejoice in the ability to know of the assurance of your salvation!"
  
Ed Newton
Bible Communicator
Memphis, TN

Product Reviews

4.5 Stars Out Of 5
4.5 out of 5
(14)
(2)
(1)
(0)
(1)
Quality:
4.5 out Of 5
(4.5 out of 5)
Value:
4.8 out Of 5
(4.8 out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
4.5 out Of 5
(4.5 out of 5)
94%
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
SORT BY:
SEE:
Displaying items 1-5 of 18
Page 1 of 4 1234 Next
  1. ruthhill74
    Yelm, WA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Very Easy to Understand
    December 29, 2013
    ruthhill74
    Yelm, WA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    I am so glad I got the chance to read this book. It was a simple, straightforward book targeted at people just like me who grew up in the church and got the idea that maybe you needed to keep asking Jesus into your heart to be sure that you are saved. And I suppose that this would help anyone struggling with the issue of whether he/she is truly a Christian.

    I probably heard an "altar call" message practically every Sunday that I was growing up. I made the decision to "walk the aisle" and "ask Jesus into my heart" when i was about six or seven. I knew that I understood what I was doing, and there was a genuine change within me. However, as per normal, I heard that "altar call" message again, and I began to doubt my salvation. I don't remember how many times I "prayed the prayer" just to be sure that I was going to heaven.

    This book addresses these and other topics such as losing one's salvation, "once saved always saved," and more. The book is easy to understand, i.e., it is written in English rather than "church speak." Although these are things that I long ago understood, so it was more of a review for me. But it is nice to read a book like this with solid theology and well-organized thoughts. I would recommend this to anyone who may be struggling with his/her salvation. The author puts forth a Biblical solution to your worries and concerns.

    I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

  2. Olivet Baptist Church
    Westport, Ontario
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Encouragement on the assurance of salvation
    October 2, 2013
    Olivet Baptist Church
    Westport, Ontario
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    Examines the subject of assurance of salvation from Scripture and his own personal experiences. The author handles some tricky passages as well as extends grace in those areas that are not perfectly clear from Scripture. Very succinct and a very easy read. Recommend to any one especially those who struggle with assurance.

  3. James Ruberg
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    September 6, 2013
    James Ruberg
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4

    Good book! He spends a lot of time talking about repentance and faith (believing) and how they're two sides of the same coin. He also talks about the transformation that occurs when a person is genuinely saved. I wish he would have addressed the carnal believers in the Corinthian Church and given his thoughts regarding whether he thought they were saved or not! That would make a good subject for the author's next book!

  4. John Cozby
    Anaconda, Mt
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    August 30, 2013
    John Cozby
    Anaconda, Mt
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    Already have passed out copies to folks. Was glad to get it.

  5. Cheri
    Fresno, CA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    GREAT!
    August 27, 2013
    Cheri
    Fresno, CA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    This book comes HIGHLY recommended by me - someone who first accepted Jesus into my life at 15, but have had doubts about whether I had done that or not ever since. I also have asked Him into my heart again and again. This has helped me remember to REST in the completed work of Jesus. My only regret is that I didn't purchase the hard copy book because it was hard on my iPad going back and forth from the footnotes.

Displaying items 1-5 of 18
Page 1 of 4 1234 Next

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. Twelve Ordinary Men
    Twelve Ordinary Men
    John MacArthur
    Thomas Nelson / 2006 / Trade Paperback
    $11.49 Retail: $15.99 Save 28% ($4.50)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 38 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW88244
  2. Fundamentals of the Faith
    Fundamentals of the Faith
    John MacArthur
    Moody Publishers / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $9.49 Retail: $11.99 Save 21% ($2.50)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 32 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW438393
  3. Taking God at His Word: Why the Bible Is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me
    Taking God at His Word: Why the Bible Is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me
    Kevin DeYoung
    Crossway Books & Bibles / 2014 / Hardcover
    $11.99 Retail: $17.99 Save 33% ($6.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 9 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW542401
  4. ESV Study Bible, Hardcover
    ESV Study Bible, Hardcover
    Crossway Books & Bibles / 2008 / Hardcover
    $31.99 Retail: $49.99 Save 36% ($18.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 692 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW502415

Find Related Products

Download Media Players

A Flash Player is required to view some of the content on this page. Click the "Flash Player" button above to download a Flash Player.

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Christianbook.com Search