Saturday, February 5, 2011

Slave The Hidden Truth About Your Identity in Christ

By John MacArthur
Published by Thomas Nelson 

Book Description

Best-selling author and pastor Dr. John MacArthur reveals one crucial word that revolutionizes what it means to follow Jesus.
Throughout the Bible, followers of Jesus are commanded to submit to Him as their King. They are told to obey and follow, faithfully and without hesitation. Every time Christians utter the word Lord, they make a subtle yet profound declaration—that God is their Master and that they belong to Him. In fact, the Bible describes believers as His slaves. They have been bought with a price and now live for Christ as a people for His own possession.
But go into most churches today, even flip through most Bible translations, and you won’t see or hear the word slave anywhere. That’s because it has been lost in translation. In this gripping book, Dr. John MacArthur uses deep Bible teaching and historical evaluation to expertly uncover the one forgotten word that restores the Bible’s definition of true Christian freedom.

My Review:
I think the belief that we are slaves of Christ not just servants is an important one. However, I did not really like the way the author choose to convey the concept to the reader. I felt that there was too much filler as the author goes about proving his case about the word "slave" being lost in our westernized translation. I believe that it would have been better had the author brought this significant subject to the reader through a series of articles rather than a book containing too much filler, which only takes away from the importance of the  subject matter..

The publisher provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through Booksneeze for the purpose of this review. 

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