Sunday, May 20, 2012

Book Review: The Truth About Forgiveness

In "The Truth About Forgiveness", author John MacArthur doesn't mince words.

First of all, he concisely covers how many psychologists have purposely labelled sin as some type of disorder that cannot be "treated"  without professional help.  When we embrace secular psychology, we abandon any coherent concept of sin.  I appreciated how Mr. MacArthur reminds us that guilt is the spiritual pain that tells us something is wrong spiritually, just like physical pain tells us that something is physically wrong.

Mr. MacArthur goes on to illustrate his points with the story of the Prodigal Son as well as Joseph.

Finally, the author warns us that the gate to heaven is narrow and that we cannot enter it without the sincere desire for repentance.

I would recommend this book to anyone because it is a wake-up call.  Sometimes we get lulled into a false sense of right and wrong and like to explain away sin as a "disorder".  Although it was easy to read and understand, the topic covered is one that is heart-challenging. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided with a free copy of this book by Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion.

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