My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Written in a fun and witty fashion, J.D. Greear addresses the largest modern measurement of one’s salvation in a style that connects with the heart of the reader and let’s them know that they are not alone. As Greear points out, this book is for those who don’t understand, aren’t certain, or flat out deny their salvation. What is salvation? What is the sinner’s prayer? How does it all connect? In a language that connects with the audience and makes one want to continue to flip the pages, Greear tackles a large theological misnomer in terminology that doesn’t scare away anyone daring enough to peek past the cover.
J.D. Greear makes an excellent point. The sinner’s prayer (if you have read the title, then this is not a spoiler) does not give you salvation (surprise!). Greear seeks throughout the text to clarify and bolster his point, but in doing so, marks himself a staunch believer in “once saved, always saved,” which has the theological community at-large split. For Calvinists, this book is a solid win. For the rest of the world, myself included, this book nearly had it in gold. Just missing the mark, however, is still a miss. Greear’s point regarding the sinner’s prayer is necessary and absolutely correct, but some of the fundamental beliefs espoused in the book are not as dead on as his title page.
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