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  • Posted April 21, 2012

    The Truth About Grace by John MacArthur is a wonderful, easy rea

    The Truth About Grace by John MacArthur is a wonderful, easy read. John MacArthur uses scripture to state the truth about God’s grace in a way that is focused for even the “rookie” Christian. Each page is saturated with scripture that you want to look up as you are reading to get the full context. You can use this book as an easy devotional or simply read it straight through.
    MacArthur helps us to gain focus on God’s grace by asking specific questions and allowing us to see Grace for what it is…undeserved. From The Truth About Grace: “Just thinking about the fact that God, by His own sovereign plan, decided to be gracious to me is overwhelming. There is nothing greater than receiving grace upon grace." Isn’t this the truth? God’s grace is forever ascending upon us even though we are sinners and it is undeserved by all of us. Thank the Lord for his never-ending grace!
    Thank you Booksneeze for the opportunity to read this wonderful book, The Truth About Grace.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2012

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    This is another precious book from John MacArthur. Part of the

    This is another precious book from John MacArthur.

    Part of the Series "The Truth About..." that also includes "The Lordship of Christ" and "Forgiveness", this particular book goes deep into discussing Grace in all aspects, supported by Scriptures references, in five Chapters.

    It is very well written but in order to savor completely all details you might need to read it twice and also grab a Bible and read the verses referred in the text. The definition for grace I like most, he gives at the end, on his summary, saying that grace is "the free and benevolent influence of a holy God operating sovereignly in the lives of undeserving sinners".

    It took me about 5 hours to read the whole book.

    I recommend this book for the permanent library of any Christian home for those who want to grow in understanding grace behind the Word of God. Superb work!

    This book was written by John MacArthur and published by Thomas Nelson in May of 2012 and they were kind enough to send me an electronic copy for reviewing through their Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers Program.

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  • Posted May 9, 2012

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    Grace is a gift. MacArthur rightly differentiates between common

    Grace is a gift. MacArthur rightly differentiates between common grace given to unbelievers and special saving grace given to believers. Both are undeserved and free gifts of God. Saving grace frees us from the penalty and power of sin.

    This is a beautiful book about the sovereign grace of God. MacArthur clearly defines grace and our observant role. Humans do not participate in the salvation process in that they do not contribute anything to salvation. The author is very clear on this point. This book is about God's mercy and this undeserved favor that we are given. It is a beautiful portrait of the love of God towards His people. He explains what we are saved from (the wrath of God & from sin). This is all from a Calvinist view. MacArthur explains why he believes the Arminian view that emphasizes man's sovereignty to the reduction of God's sovereignty is incorrect. He also explains how faith without works is dead, as James explains. This is a great short book that reminds us of the gospel and how undeserving we are. I enjoyed this book even more than MacArthur's latest Truth About the Lordship of Christ book.

    Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher for this unbiased review. I am not required to give positive reviews.

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