Saturday, December 6, 2008

Finally Alive : John Piper's New Book


Could Finally Alive Become One of John Piper's Most Important Books?

This book will be released in January 2009. And can be pre-ordered from Desiring God on special for $5.

“You must be born again.” This declaration from Jesus is either deluded or devastating to the one who would be captain of his soul. Not many biblical realities are better designed by God to reveal our helplessness in sin. But not everyone today is jealous to esteem this miracle for the wonder that it is.

The term born again is very precious and very crucial in the Bible. So our main concern is to know what God intends when the Bible uses this language, so that by his grace we may experience it and help others do the same. It is of enormous consequence that we know what being born again really means.

God is the great Doer in this miracle of regeneration. And he has not been silent about it. This means that he does not want us to be ignorant of what he does in the new birth. It means that knowing what he has revealed about the new birth is good for us. When Jesus said, “You must be born again,” he was not sharing interesting and unimportant information. He was leading him to eternal life.


Some Endorsements:

“Regeneration, or new birth, meaning simply the new you through, with, in, and under Christ, is a largely neglected theme today, but this fine set of sermons, criss-crossing the New Testament data with great precision, goes far to fill the gap. Highly recommended.”

- J .I. Packer, Professor of Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, Canada

"Nothing could be more eternally important than Christian people knowing what the Bible teaches about the new birth and knowing that they have experienced it. One wonders why it’s taken so long for a book on the new birth to be written! But now it has and I pray every reader rejoices in God for the rich beauties of Christ Jesus so compellingly shared in its pages.”

- Thabiti Anyabwile, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

“Classic Piper—crystal clear exposition and a must read.”

- Alistair Begg, Parkside Church

“I cannot too strongly celebrate the publication of this book. Owing in part to several decades of dispute over justification and how a person is set right with God, we have tended to neglect another component of conversion no less important. Conversion under the terms of the new covenant is more than a matter of position and status in Christ, though never less: it includes miraculous Spirit-given transformation, something immeasurably beyond mere human resolution. It is new birth; it makes us new creatures; it demonstrates that the gospel is the power of God unto salvation. All the creedal orthodoxy in the world cannot replace it. The reason why “You must be born again” is so important is that you must be born again."

- D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

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Also Checkout Adrian Warnock's Review: adrianwarncok.com

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