Saturday, January 12, 2013

Book Review: The Truth About Grace

In his book, The Truth About Grace, author John MacArthur performs a rigorous academic study of grace.  This is not a feel-good book or an easy read.  Many criticize the book on this basis, but I appreciate the attention and the detail paid to the subject.

MacArthur's writing style was simple, and yet the topic commanded such focused attention.  I found myself re-reading sentences and paragraphs, so as to allow the weight of the words to sink in.  My heart was renewed in its thankfulness for the undeserved and abounding grace which God bestows on all mankind.  The book is chock-full of Scripture.

It seems to me to be ideal for a pastor or a teacher, as sort of a topical reference guide.  The Truth About Grace is just one book in a series, "designed to give readers a focused experience that centers on God's character and how it applies to their daily walk of faith."

It's a short book--105 pages and 5 chapters--but again, not a quick or "easy" read.

MacArthur doesn't disappoint.  He's thorough, focused, Biblical, and passionate!

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