What does it mean to be "born again?" Many Christians aren't even sure what it means, and those outside the church often equate it with judgment and hypocritical behavior. In Finally Alive, John Piper argues that this term has lost its true meaning. To that end, he takes you back to what the New Testament says about being born again, and shows you how powerful, transforming and radical new birth in Christ really is.
Unabridged MP3-CD; approximately 5.5 hours; 1 MP3-CD; read by Raymond Todd.
Why is the church so ineffectual and characterized by the mosaic generation as unchristian? The term born again has been devalued both in society and in the church. Recent social studies surveys have shown that those who regard themselves as born again Christians have the same tendency to divorce as people who aren't Christians at all! In these surveys, being born again is defined by what people say they believe. The New Testament defines Christians very differently. Piper defines new birth biblically and helps us to embrace the reality of it. I hope that showing that the new birth is not in our control helps make pastors and other Christians desperate for the supernatural in their ministries.