Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart
- Product Review (submitted on February 14, 2013):
I am really saved? What does the preacher mean when he says you should accept Jesus? Do you have to pray a specific “sinners prayer” in order to go to heaven? I was baptized when I was a child, but what if I didn’t understand what I was doing even though I thought I did?
If you have ever had any of these or other questions about what it means to be saved, then J.D. Greear’s latest book, Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart: How to know for sure you are saved, is exactly what you need. In his book, Greear tries to answer these and many other questions that one may have about what it means to be saved. We all too often refer to salvation in terms that doesn’t make sense to the non-Christian and even to some long time Christians. Accept Jesus, Ask Jesus into your heart, the Sinner’s Prayer and many other phrases that are commonly used by ministers and evangelist today are confusing to some.
How do you know that you are saved? Many people wonder about this every day. Some who have been saved may be questioning if they did it right. Some that think that they are saved may be in for a rude awakening when they find out that they really have not been. These are the important questions that Greear tackles in his book.
I must admit that when I first looked at the title of the book, Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart, I was a little concerned. However, when you read the subtitle, How to know for sure you are saved, then the title makes perfect sense. Greear explains in his book that he had trouble with this same question, even to the point of being baptized multiple times. Now Greear takes the time to explain to the rest of us what salvation really means to us and how we can be assured of it for our lives.
Greear’s wit and concise style of writing makes this book enjoyable and enlightening from the very first chapter. The book explains the concept of salvation and what it means to be saved in a manner that will be understood by both Christian and non-Christian alike.
In one of my favorite sections of the book, Greear describes a conversation he had while in college:
Mike patiently listened to me pour out my struggle to him. I told him I didn’t think I could therefore do the job. He quietly opened his Bible to John 3:36 and asked me to read it aloud to him:
“He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”
He said, “How many categories of people do you see in that verse?”
“Two,” I answered.
“What are they?”
“Those who believe, and those who don’t.”
“Which are you, J.D.?”
I read many books over the course of a year but this book is special. When I first received the book, I completely read it through in just 2 days. Now I have taken the time to go back over the book and read and highlight passages and I can tell you that this book now looks like a 5 year old college textbook, with notes, highlights, and underlines scribbled throughout the pages. Since reading the book, I have not been able to stop talking about the message that is contained within the pages. I would consider this book a must read for any Christian, even those who don’t think they have any doubts or questions.
This is a must read book for both Christians and non-Christians alike.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who has ever wondered about salvation or anyone who has ever had doubts about their eternal life. Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart will demystify the process of being saved and explain what it means to be saved to anyone who reads this book. I would give this book a rating of 5 out of 5 stars, it just doesn’t get much better than this.
Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart is available at your local Christian bookstore or online at Amazon and other Christian retailers. However, I must warn you that you should purchase at least 2 copies of this book because I am sure that you will want to pass the book on to someone else once you read it. It really is too good to keep to yourself.
Have you ever questioned if you are really saved?
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.