For many Christians, assurance of their salvation remains a lifelong battle. Here are several books I recommend on the subject of assurance.
Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart by J.D. Greear
It is a question most Christians ask at one time or another; it is a question every pastor faces on a regular basis. Greear’s new book Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart tackles this question head-on and does so very effectively. Greear sets out to accomplish two things: to help the Christian find assurance that he has been saved, and to help the unbeliever resting on a false assurance see his danger and to turn to Christ. “My prayer is that by the time we’re done, you’ll know exactly where you stand with God. I hope to show you how to base your assurance on a promise God gave once for all in Christ and not on the fleeting memory of a prayer you once prayed.” What Greear teaches is consistent with what the best theologians have been drawing from Scripture for so long, that “what saves the sinner is a posture of repentance and faith toward Christ, that and that alone. Any ‘sinner’s prayer’ is only good insofar as it expresses that posture.” (read more)
- How Can I Be Sure I’m a Christian? by Donald Whitney
- Do I Know God? by Tullian Tchividjian
- The Gospel’s Power and Message by Paul Washer – Washer’s whole book focuses on the gospel and its many counterfeits.
- Chosen by God by R.C. Sproul – Sproul’s classic work focuses on God’s sovereignty in election, the very reason we can have such confidence in our salvation.