I recently finished Slave: The Hidden Truth About Your Identity In Christ by John MacArthur. This is a short review of the book for Booksneeze, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers that gives books to bloggers for free in exchange for a review. If you like to read and you are a blogger, you should check it out. If you like to read and aren’t a blogger, maybe you should consider blogging so you can get free books!
What does it mean to be a Christian? MacArthur says it in one word: SLAVE. That’s right, he said it. MacArthur faces the dirty word head on from a Biblical perspective of our relationship with Jesus Christ. In doing so, he erases the stigmitism attached with the word for anyone living in our day and age and displays the beauty of our relationship with the One who has set us free from the cruel task master and made us His possession.
While I do not agree with all of MacArthurs theology (i.e. eternal security), I found a lot of good meat in this book. I appreciate that MacArthur leans heavily on Scripture and draws a lot from voices in church history. Pick it up here and give it a read.
I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.