I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is an easy read. Andy Stanley makes it clear that you don't just have to be a good person to enter the kingdom of heaven. I will share this book with as many people that I can. I know alot of "good" people, but I want to be sure that they will share the kingdom of heaven with me.
This is a powerful little book. It gently demonstrates that the only goodness that God accepts for entrance into heaven is the perfect goodness and righteousness of Jesus Christ alone.As human beings we have no goodness to offer to God. We have sinned. We have fallen short (Rom. 3:23). We have broken God's laws in thought word and deed. The only thing that we deserve is eternal punishment and condemnation. Our only hope is to be found in Jesus Christ and in His righteousness alone. And that only happens when we place our complete trust and faith in Jesus Christ alone."But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness" (Rom. 4:5).We bought 15 copies of Andy's book to give away to others. We give it our highest rating!
Thank You Andy Stanley...this book takes someone from where they are to where God is...it is reminiscent of Paul at Mars Hill in Acts. This book is perfect for strengthening your faith as well as help a skeptic understand what Christian after life is all about.
"Come, let us reason together," says the Lord. Andy Stanley helps us do that. While Mel Gibson's, _The Passion of the Christ_ film shows the "how" and the "when" of Christ's crucifixion, this little book shows the "why" for His death. Andy Stanley lays out the argument against the common belief that we have the ability, on our own merits, to be "good enough" to get into heaven, with simple logic, humor where appropriate, and intellectual integrity.
An outstanding presentation unlike other simple presentations of the gospel. This one approaches it from the standpoint of a person's goodnees. It is a clear, yet compassionate explanation of why goodness has nothing to do with going to heaven from God's standpoint. It is one great tool for sharing with people who truly are relying on their goodness to get them to heaven, why goodness will not gain them entrance to heaven. The author's perspective is compelling and should truly answer questions this type of person honestly thinks or asks about the "goodness" philosophy. May many trust Christ alone as their personal savior and leave their mistaken trust in goodness behind as a result of reading this book. My prayers are to that end!