Sunday, May 13, 2012
A focused, powerful message about forgiveness and its necessity in living a joy-filled Christian life. “The greatest measuring rod of love in the life of a Christian may be forgiveness, because God showed His love to us in terms of forgiveness.” —John MacArthur Does anyone really want to forgive? Or admit that we need forgiveness?
Whether we’re giving or receiving, forgiveness is hard. It seems unfair. It feels unnatural. And as best-selling author and pastor John MacArthur demonstrates, forgiveness apart from Christ is unnatural. It is only as we understand our need, Christ’s power and example, and what it really means to love that we can embrace two of the most liberating acts of love: forgiving and being forgiven. The Truth About Series For decades, MacArthur has encouraged countless Christians to develop a deeper understanding of the Bible and a greater respect for God’s truth. In The Truth About series, he now gathers his landmark teachings about core aspects of the Christian faith in one place. These powerful books are designed to give readers a focused experience that centers on God’s character and how it applies to their daily walk of faith.
Café Lily’s Review:
Readers of John MacArthur will enjoy his timeless, classic writing in The Truth About Series. This particular title focuses on forgiveness, and not only our need for forgiveness, but our need to forgive others.
If you have bitterness in your heart or are holding a grudge, this book combines scripture and spiritual wisdom on how to remove those bondages from your life. MacArthur doesn’t pull any punches about how critical forgiveness is – he states, “if a lack of forgiveness is characteristic of your life, you may not be a Christian.” He also takes readers step by step through the experience of being forgiven by God, and how only God can forgive and atone our sin.
This book reaffirms that there is meaning to life, hope after death and we do not have to live with guilt and condemnation. This book would make a great gift for a new convert, or for someone wanting to study the foundational teachings of what it means to be a Christian.
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