9th May 2012

Review for How Can I Be Sure I'm a Christian?

We have finally posted a review for this great book by Donald S. Whitney, How Can I Be Sure I'm a Christian? Click here to view the product page, or read the review below:

How Can I Be Sure I'm a Christian? by Donald S. Whitney

From the very beginning of the Church, Christians have sometimes displayed a lack of assurance as to whether they have true faith in Christ and are redeemed. Even on the night before the crucifixion of Jesus, when He announced that one of His own disciples would betray Him, “they began to be grieved and to say to Him one by one, ‘Surely not I?’” Apparently none of them were certain of their loyalty. We have not risen higher than the original disciples. Christians who know the biblical gospel and the possibility of false belief are very often hounded by doubts as to their conversion.

Such Christians could use some help sorting out all the issues pertaining to a lack of assurance, and they could probably not do better than this book by Donald S. Whitney. In How Can I Be Sure I’m a Christian? Whitney offers a treatment of the issue which is remarkably thorough and concise all at once. He combines knowledge of Scripture, sound theology, pastoral experience, and precise advice. The consistent assertion of this well-argued book is that, if you lack assurance of conversion, you can take definite action to “make certain about His calling and choosing of you” (2 Pet. 1:10). 

Naturally, the person lacking assurance will have the primary interest in this book. But all Christians would do well to read it, either to increase their own faith or to prepare against a future, unforeseen conflict of confidence. Pastors, teachers, and counselors, or any person sought for spiritual advice, would also have great advantage from Whitney’s book, since assurance will prove to be a common talking point among their advisees.