"The Truth about the Lordship of Christ", by John MacArthur
"The Truth about the Lordship of Christ" is clearly a biblical response by MacArthur to the ever fading grip our society holds on absolute truth. We no longer like to talk about sin, the exclusivity of Christ for salvation, the assurance of salvation, right living, confession, and submission. Instead, we are in control of our own lives and truth is subjective. Therefore, we determine what truth is ourselves.
In this short, 132-page book, MacArthur provides a plethora of biblical support for the issues stated in my first paragraph. It is topical in nature. That said, this book is a departure from MacArthur's typical style of exegeting a particular passage of scripture as it relates to one general topic.
LIKES: I like the fact that MacArthur can step down a bit from his challenging style and write a book for new believers or for believers looking to re-establish the foundations in their life. This brief book continues to conform to MacArthur's "in-your-face" style. He doesn't back down on the difficult issues. So, while speaking quite simply, he speaks bluntly.
I also liked the layout of the book. After each topic was addressed (and some were more brief than others), the conclusion of the book briefly stated in review the core doctrines of what a Christian is, how s/he behaves, and what s/he believes.
DISLIKES: My only dislike comes as a result of my expectations when I ordered this book. I thought it was going to be the deep theology MacArthur teaches so well. I didn't expect the simplicity. So I guess I can't say I disliked anything about it. It was simply a different expectation on my part.
CONCLUSION: Overall, this book would be a great resource for new believers. I think it would also be good for someone teaching a class on the foundations of Christianity since MacArthur has provided many/most of the crucial passages and thoughts in this little book.
I rate this book 4 stars out of 5. It was theologically sound (as MacArthur is) and straight forward.
Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge from Booksneeze/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for my unbiased review of it. I was not threatened or coerced or promised favors in exchange for a favorable review of it. All opinions are mine.