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.
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.
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!