R. C. Sproul in his new book, "The Promises Of God" published by David C. Cook shows us Discovering the One Who Keeps His Word .
From the Back Cover: What Promises Can You Believe?
We hear a lot these days about promises. Most of the time, we focus on promises to each other, rather than on God's promises. But as we all know, human promises fail time and again.
In The Promises of God, Dr. R. C. Sproul shows how GodÃ¢â¬âthe one true Promise KeeperÃ¢â¬âalways keeps His promises. Drawing from his expansive theological background, Dr. Sproul addresses questions such as these:
ÃÂ· How do we know that God will fulfill His promises to us?
ÃÂ· What can we learn about God's faithfulness as we wait for His promises to be fulfilled?
ÃÂ· What was the agreement God the Father had with Jesus before the beginning of the world?
ÃÂ· What does God's covenant with Adam mean for us today?
ÃÂ· What common covenant do atheists and other non-Christians participate in with God?
ÃÂ· What does God's covenant have to do with His forgiveness of our sins today?
ÃÂ· Why did Jesus have to die to complete God's covenant with us?
God's promises throughout history are the foundation for your relationship with Him. Here you will see how and why He keeps His promises to you, from now through eternity.
We make promises to each other however there are times when we cannot fulfill these promises. Most of us try to fulfill as many as possible while others fail miserably at keeping just a few. When God makes a promise it is to every person for all time only He calls it a covenant. In fourteen chapters, beginning with, "The Meaning Of Covenant" Dr. Sproul walks us through every covenant, what it meant when it was first made and what it means to us today. In Chapter Fourteen, "The Christ Of The Covenant" Dr. Sproul finishes by highlighting how the covenants all point directly to Christ. Each chapter is set up with a built-in study guide at the end. It is time we rooted ourselves firmly on the promises God has made. Not only will it give us a sense of security it will also provide us with the ability to reach out to others to give them the same security. "The Promises Of God" is a must have book. It is a must have for you because you will read it once, stash it on your bookshelf and come back to it again and again for refreshing. It is a must have for your friends and family so that they can do the exact same thing. We all need to learn and understand and who better than Dr. Sproul to help us with that understanding. I recommend this book highly!
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I received a complimentary copy of The Promises of God by R.C. Sproul from David C. Cook Publisher in return for a review of the book. This review is my honest opinion.
I think that RC Sproul is an excellent expounder of the truths of God. Some of his writings and teachings I do not agree with, but I must say that I was pleasantly surprised that his book The Promises of God was on point. It was also an easy to read book. In this book Mr. Sproul focuses on the covenant promises given to us by God. The author shows that God is faithful to keep the promises that He makes to His people. God elected us why would He not be faithful keep the promises that He has made to His people?
This books enlightens us on how and why God is faithful to the ones whom He has called. Mr. Sproul shows that God is faithful in keeping His promises because of the One who made it possible. It is Jesus, the Son of God, whom the blessings and promises comes through. Jesus has a lot invested in us and we can be sure that He is faithful to bring about everything that He has promised us.
The author shows that God can be trusted to keep His promises. There have been many people in the bible that God made promises to and none of those people was disappointed with God. God fulfilled all of those promises and He will do the same for us. God proved to us His reliability in the fulfillment of the prophesies about Christ. God fulfilled every single one of those promises. Mr. Sproul shows that the promise of the Messiah was first made back in the book of Genesis to Adam and Eve. We are still reaping that reward today.
I really appreciate that at the end of each chapter a study guide was given to reiterate what had been explained and examined in the chapters that was read. This really brings the chapters together and gives the reader a clear picture of what has been studied. This is something that will enhance bible studies and small groups.
This was a good book. I love to read books that explains and examines the promises that God has made to His people and Mr. Sproul has done a phenomenal job. I think anyone who gets their hands on this book will be encourage by the faithfulness of our God to His people.