Saturday, February 18, 2012
Book Review: Grace God's Unmerited Favor
This is the fourth Charles Spurgeon book I've reviewed today. And I purposefully saved it for last because it is the best of the best of the best. Grace God's Unmerited Favor is one of those books that NEEDS to be read and reread and reread. It is a true must-read.
The six chapters are entitled:
The Covenant of Grace (Psalm 111:5)
Salvation Altogether By Grace (2 Timothy 1:9)
Grace, the One Way of Salvation (Acts 15:11)
All of Grace (Ephesians 2:8)
Grace for the Covenanter (Psalm 25:10)
Twelve Covenant Mercies (Isaiah 55:3)
This book was AMAZING. Truly amazing. It is was rich in Scripture, rich in truth--I love the way Spurgeon quotes Scripture, I do, he relies on it so much in his works. Modern writers use the Bible, too--especially the ones I read published by Crossway--but I haven't found anyone who can write exactly the same way as Spurgeon. If you have not read him before because you're worried that he's out of date or irrelevant or too wordy, don't be. The four I've read this February have been fabulous. Three out of the four I read in two days or less!!! And Grace: God's Unmerited Favor would be a great starting place!!! Not just for those looking to give Spurgeon a try, not just for those wanting to give Christian nonfiction a try, but for ANY new believer in Christ.
I marked dozens and dozens of passages to share with you. Well, passages that I wanted to come back to myself. But what I discovered when I was rereading them is that they are all connected--too connected--and that I can't easily pull out sentences. For where would I start and where would I end when each paragraph builds upon another? It would also be hard to narrow it down to a reasonable number. I can't share every page of the text in this one. And sometimes my "favorite" sections would be just that--page after page after page. So I'll just say, read this one for yourself.
© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible