Would you like to give a seeker a book that clearly and biblically explains the gospel? Are you looking for something to give to a young believer who struggles with the assurance of his or her salvation? Would you personally like to read something that will help you explain in more depth the plan of salvation? Would you like to understand better what the Bible teaches about grace, perseverance of the saints, and other such subjects? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, this 159-page book may be what you’re looking for.
How You Can Be Sure You Will Spend Eternity with God is written by Erwin Lutzer, long-time pastor of Moody Church in Chicago. Lutzer is a pastor-theologian who has the ability to convey deep theological truths in a way that is understandable to a non-Christian or young believer.
In How You Can Be Sure, Lutzer expounds a number of important Scripture passages related to our salvation, and he illuminates them with interesting illustrations.
As you know, I’m not a theologian, but I often read books on Bible doctrine because I’m absolutely convinced that as we get biblical truth into our hearts and minds, we will not only know what we believe, but we will grow in our walk with the Lord.
Let me conclude this review with the words of an anonymous believer:
“I read this book after much self-study about God’s grace using only a concordance and the Bible. What I concluded was exactly what is so eloquently written in this book, that God’s salvation (and the keeping of that salvation) is totally dependent on our accepting Jesus as our sacrifice and the gift of God’s amazing grace alone. I have been a Christian for many years but struggled with not feeling good enough in my Christian walk. I was raised to believe that you can lose your salvation. After learning that anything that we receive from God is by His grace and that we don’t deserve one single thing from him by our own merit, has truly set me free from condemnation (Rom 8:1, 2). Yes, we will all blow it, but by God’s grace we are still accepted and a part of His family if we accept the gift of Jesus. Praise God!!”