Chosen But Free, revised edition: A Balanced View of God's Sovereignty and Free WillNorman L. GeislerBethany House / 2010 / Trade Paperback$10.99 Retail:3.5 Stars Out Of 5 12 Reviews
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Steelfaith1 Stars Out Of 5Closet ArminianJuly 22, 2018SteelfaithQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1If you're looking for a book that claims to be balanced but takes every opportunity to bash Calvinism, then this is the book for you. While trying to seem impartial, Geisler comes across as a closet Arminian/Pelagian. The Arminian/Pelagian heresy just will not die, especially with so-called reputable theologians like Geisler pushing its agenda forward. It's a not so balanced view and it's an extremely boring read on top of it all. I'm quite unimpressed and wouldn't recommend this book to anyone.
CaseyCovenant1 Stars Out Of 5A book so poor and disappointing that The Potter's Freedom by Dr. James R. White had to be written as a rebuttal!November 5, 2017CaseyCovenantQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1Chosen but Free is a disappointing book because it misrepresents historic and Biblical Calvinism. Dr. Norman L. Geisler argues for a moderate Calvinism, but this moderate Calvinism is in fact actually a modified form of synergism/arminianism. He holds to a form of Arminianism while inconsistently also holding to perseverance of the saints/eternal security.
Read Chosen but Free for yourself and then read The Potter's Freedom to see what I'm talking about. Dr. James R. White who is a Greek professor and professional debtor defending the Christian faith wrote The Potter's Freedom which is a direct response to Chosen But Free.
Teutonic Warrior4 Stars Out Of 5Critiquing CalvinismOctober 16, 2017Teutonic WarriorQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I'm glad to see a mind like Norman Geisler tackle such a controversial issue. While I don't fully agree with Dr. Geisler, I respect the case he makes for his view. The book defines, and then defends Geisler's view of election. The book is well researched, and well written. The second edition even includes a response to James White's "The Potter's Freedom". I heartily recommend it to everyone interested in this topic.
Grand River Community Church2 Stars Out Of 5Not so balanced.March 2, 2016Grand River Community ChurchQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Geisler makes a valiant effort at explaining Reformed Soteriology, but in the end comes up with something less than a balanced view. He does fully represented the traditional/classical Reformed perspective, but rather a bit of a caricature of it.
Godissogood5 Stars Out Of 5SolidNovember 30, 2015GodissogoodQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Obviously I haven't been through this thing cover to cover, but it's very well researched and there isn't a better authority on the subject than Norman Geisler.Over all, Some profound perspective on an important topic.