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Slave: The Hidden Truth About Your Identity in Christ

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

A must read!

Don't pay any attention to the bad reviews! This is an excellent book! John Macarthur shows the truth about Christianity! The truth is we are slaves to Christ. Sound heretical? Read the book. It will change your life! It did mine!

posted by Lee72 on December 13, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Not bad - not amazing

john macarthur's Slave (a review)

To begin, I must say that I usually enter into these types of works with a very critical eye. So, I need to address the good feature of the book before I become too critical. First, it makes a great study group book. In a culture ...
john macarthur's Slave (a review)

To begin, I must say that I usually enter into these types of works with a very critical eye. So, I need to address the good feature of the book before I become too critical. First, it makes a great study group book. In a culture that doesn't know limits or boundaries when it comes to self indulgence and consumption, Slave addresses again the humble state we have in light of grand mercy of God. I would recommend it for church study groups, home groups etc. It the book is not complicated in its nature and hold several helpful insights for the Christian church.

Now, two points of frustration. First, I was quite surprised that there were no sections devoted to the exposition of clear passages dealing with slavery and ownership. Why wasn't Philemon discussed? Why not an exposition of the way slavery set out in the OT [I can only remember at this late point, that they address the redemption of Israel and don't get into the messy-but-interesting stories of slavery of the OT]? There was a lot of depth missed out on because the authors felt it necessary to repeat the same information about slavery in Roman culture over and over again.

Second, and I say this as a trained Reformed theologian. They spent too much time twisting the narrative of the book to explicate the doctrine of election. Reading it, it felt unnatural, and I am of the belief that such doctrines are to be addressed in their proper context. In Slave, a very elaborate discussion of election arose in a moment that felt well out of place. Almost as if election and slavery are synonymous. There was no need to force Calvinism into the story line, and it was clear from the outset.

Slave is certainly useful for groups lead by layleaders and for personal reading.

posted by 8429949 on June 1, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    This book ended a lot of confusion for me.

    I kept trying to separate being a slave OR being free. Now I understand and accept both together within me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    GOD

    *RELEASES SOFTWHISPER*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Softwhisper

    She sat and waited.-Soft

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2012

    Danny

    Kacey?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Ezio

    *lowers the blade* My apologies. Names ezio. I go around with one mission. To stop evil.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    IDIOTS

    YA SILLY GOOSES STOP IT! R WE ANIMALS OR HUMANS? EH?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    A female buyer

    I want Coal.... $200

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    To below

    Hello. I would just like to say that this is only an rp and it pretend. Nobody would do this for real.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    To people

    Slavery is illegal!!!! Stop!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    TO ALL

    This is not honoring God. Slavery is ILLEGAL anyways.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2012

    Um

    Um

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    F

    I'm telling the truth. I don't own any slaves. And I don't know who does. Cross my heart.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    I will b layne

    Can i?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    I will be mina

    Plz

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    Postal services

    Sux

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    Mike

    Oh fuk me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    Kaycee to mike

    Hey

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    Recluse

    *I nod*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    Unknown

    -.-

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    Celia

    A blond girl, with large blue eyes and a huge azz, is chained to a wall.

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