“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.
My husband enjoys listening to John MacArthur and when I told him that The Truth About Forgiveness was available to be reviewed he strongly encouraged me to read it. I chose the ebook version.
As I began to read the first chapter I realized the book was not quite what I thought it would be. Having read other books on forgiveness I thought this would be another “someone did you wrong, God wants you to forgive them” book. It didn’t take long to see that was not where MacArthur would be taking me. I will admit that the first chapter was more “clinical” than I care for but it helped to lay a good, strong foundation for the following 6 chapters.
What I took away from The Truth About Forgiveness was thoughts about my own personal need for forgiveness from God. The teaching on the very familiar story of the Prodigal Son offered some new insight into the story. I had never considered the actions of the father and the repercussions he could have faced. I was also able gleaned more insight into the story about the four friends and the paralytic and the calling of Matthew.
I appreciate the teachings in The Truth About Forgiveness and give the book four stars.
I received this eBook through the Booksneeze program in exchange for an honest review.
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