Monday, May 14, 2012

The Truth About Forgiveness {Book Review}

The Truth About Forgiveness
John MacArthur

Book Description

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.

My Thoughts
A quick read, only seven chapters long.  MacArthur definitely has a straightforward approach when dealing with the topic of sin.  From the git-go, he is very straightforward about how our culture's mindset regarding responsibility and sin has strayed so very far from the standard set forth in God's Word.  This book can be read as a general overview of the topic forgiveness (why man needs it and how God provides for it) and it can be worked through as a small group study.  This is just one book in the "The Truth About ________" series. Other topics include grace and the lordship of Christ.

BookSneeze® has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.

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