From time to time, I share books that I consider especially valuable for education in the faith. I recently read such a book, The Truth About Forgiveness, by John MacArthur.
The thing that turned my life around was assurance that I was forgiven for every bad thing I had ever done. When the guilt of a lifetime lifted off my shoulders, it was like walking out of a dark cave into a sunlit day. Reading John MacArthur’s book, The Truth About Forgiveness, took me back to the moment when I realized this wonderful truth.
Reading this book is like turning a heptagon named “Forgiveness” in my hands, looking at each facet in turn. The seven chapters dissect seven aspects of God’s gift of forgiveness through Christ. The truth that only God’s forgiveness can set us free from the enslavement of sin rang true for me, because of all the years I struggled to stop sinning so I could have a right to talk with God. For years I thought that it was my responsibility to put sin behind me before I presumed to ask God to forgive my past. This book explains the important truth that God wants to forgive us, and he has done everything necessary for us to receive forgiveness. Clear language, examples from Scripture and verses that nail down the truth make each chapter easy to understand and absorb.
You could read this book very quickly, but it would be better to read it at a pace that allows time for thought, perhaps pausing after each chapter to meditate and pray about the teaching before proceeding to the next chapter. This is an excellent book that is easy to understand.
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