Friday, May 11, 2012
The Truth About Forgiveness book review
The Truth About Forgiveness is a book written by John MacArthur. Here is the 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.
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.
I was a bit skeptical to read this book, because it seemed as though there were a lot of "opinions" or "insights" from the author. I don't like a book that sways the reader, so I wasn't sure if I would enjoy the book. Although it is an insighftul book that is based on points of views by the author, it is a rather interesting read. A lot can be learned from enjoying this book, and it is not too long, nor does it bore the reader by dragging out the meaning of anything. It is straight to the point and forward.
Although it's on the shorter side, it still packs a lot of knowledge in it's less than "novel size" pages. If you are looking for an uplifting read, or something to give you a little insight, than look no further.
I did not receive any financial compensation for this review. I did, however, receive a free copy for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.