1. Saved by Grace
    Saved by Grace
    Anthony Hoekema
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 1994 / Trade Paperback
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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    A good book on the Order of Salvation.
    August 17, 2017
    JohnnyB
    Quality: 4
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    Meets Expectations: 5
    Saved by Grace as mentioned is not an easy read, it is a book that does compare other writers to his own writing. I did not agree with all that Hoekema writes, at the same time he did change some of my views and also helped me with beliefs I had that I now understand how they line up with the Doctrines of Grace (DoG).

    I understand limited atonement better, because once I came to understand that the DoG are Biblical I brought with me misconceptions with me from my former understanding of soteriology. Which was Arminian/Dispensational so to speak and all the misinformation on Calvinism/Reformed Theology that goes with that. The key to limited atonement is I John 2:2 with II Timothy 4:10 is the verse that shows how the atonement is for those that believe, which is what John 3:16 is saying as well. The atonement is limited to those that believe.

    It also opened my eyes to John 3:3, without regeneration we cannot see the kingdom of God. That was a kick in the head for me, especially when the other verses that show how we are blind to the Gospel until God opens our eyes to it.

    I would also recommend Redemption, Accomplished and Applied by John Murray and Systematic Theology by Louis Berkhof's section on soteriology, the new edition also has his Introduction to Systematic Theology which is an added bonus. With these three books, you can get a great understanding of soteriology from a Reformed understanding. They all have different view points, but we always have to rely on the Scriptures for our theology and these three books can lead you to a Biblical understanding of soteriology.

    They all have their viewpoint from their background, eat the meat spit out the bones. If you are looking for an introduction to the Doctrines of Grace read God's Riches: A Work-Book on the Doctrines of Grace, it is a great introduction to the DoG in a work book form and for an introduction to Reformed doctrine I recommend, The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction by Sinclair B. Ferguson. Both are good reads, I had a hard time putting them down once I started reading them. Ferguson has a good writing style and has other good books that once I started reading them I had a hard time putting them down.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Awesome study of salvation
    April 7, 2012
    Justin
    Couldn't put it down once I started reading it. This is my favorite book on soteriology. Kinda tough sledding, but in my opinion, Hoekema makes difficult topics pretty easy to understand, especially compared to other theologians/teachers of his caliber. You will profit from reading this.
  3. Wayne, NJ
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    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A valuable resource on the Doctrines of Grace
    November 1, 2010
    Tom Klein
    Wayne, NJ
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    Quality: 4
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    Meets Expectations: 4
    This book is a valuable resource for understanding Reformed Soteriology - the doctrines of Sovereign Grace are explained thoroughly - I especially was ministered to on the chapter of Union with Christ - My only contention is with Hoekema's interpretation of 2 Peter 3:9, Matt. 23:37, 2 Corinth. 5:20 and Ezekiel 3:11 (pgs. 75-79) which he does not appropriate the contexts of each of these passages - believing that we should refuse rationalistic positions and "_not lock God up in the prison of human logic" - Karl Barth is quoted in reference to Justification - what he states is not neo-orthodox in nature but may cause those who understand Barth to read closely - Though there is a variety of positions held in Calvinism in regards to Limited Atonement - Hoekema's position as what I determined from the book is that the Atonement is ‘efficient only for' the elect not a ‘sufficient for all' but only effectual for' the elect position.
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