This is a powerful, nearly exhaustive masterpiece on the Gospel according to the gospels. While I came into it a little skeptical about his dogmatism, I was thoroughly convinced and appreciated his solely Biblical and well-balanced stand. Of course, there were comments here and there that appear biased, but you can expect that from anyone. The truths in this book are dying. Too many Christians study men instead of the Bible. With John MacArthur we can do both.
This book is very well written. I do however find it interesting that people give a bad rating to "So Great Salvation" even thou it too is well written. Although I do not agree with the doctrinal stance of this book, I do admire MacArthur's desire for Christian's to live a godly life. Just be willing to read with an open mind and interpret his "support" scriptures for yourself. Don't confuse discipleship verses with salvation.
When you compare the quotes of modern day easy-believism teachers with those of Scripture and historical church theologians, you see a sharp contrast in the value of grace. Today, grace has come to mean "the reward for uttering a prayer" instead of the free gift of forgiveness to a repenatant broken sinner. This book brings the reader back to Jesus' original calling and message. It does not add works to salvation. Quite the contrary, it removes the 'work' of our simple magic formula prayer and looks for a spirit that is obviously broken by God's work; the changing of a man into a new creation by the Creator. Read the book without previous bias and you will grow to love the Lord for His marvelous work of grace.