Thursday, January 3, 2013

Book Review: R. C. Sproul - Pleasing God

R.C. does it again. I have had this book on my “to read” list for a long time. When I saw it on a list of review copies, I jumped at the chance.

R.C. Sproul was my first introduction to Reformed Theology.
I saw “Chosen by God” on a shelf but had never heard of R.C. It looked very interesting. I had no idea that book would open up my mind and heart to a whole new way of thinking.

Since that day, I have read numerous Sproul books. Some better than others. This one is destined to be a classic.

How do we please God?
What is sanctification?
Is it OK to tell a lie if it is for a good cause?
Is pride always a bad thing?
What does God think about slothfulness?

Can we become perfected in this life?

These and many more questions are answered in this book. It is short, to the point, and very informative. R.C. is at his best. I would not rank it quite as high as “The holiness of God” or “Chosen by God”, but it is pretty close.

In this book, he shows that regeneration is just the beginning of our salvation. We are being sanctified throughout our whole life, but will only be perfected in the next.

We are to continually move forward. Even though we have times that we seem to fall back, the spirit is there to push us forward. He shows us that spiritual birth is instantaneous, but sanctification is a life-long process.

I give it ? out of 5 stars.

*I received this book, free of charge, from David C Cook Publishing and NetGallery in exchange for an honest review.

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