"For those curious about the Christian faith to those deeply committed to Christ and his ways, come read and behold the glory of any and every sinner's only hope'the miracle of the new birth that brings forth new life in Christ that will never end." (Bruce Ware ~ Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky)
"Regeneration, or new birth, meaning simply the new you through, with, in, and under Christ, is a largely neglected theme today, but this fine set of sermons, criss-crossing the New Testament data with great precision, goes far to fill the gap. Highly recommended." (J. I. Packer ~ Well known author & Board of Governors' Professor of Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, Canada)
"Nothing could be more eternally important than Christian people knowing what the Bible teaches about the new birth and knowing that they have experienced it. One wonders why it's taken so long for a book on the new birth to be written! But now it has and I pray every reader rejoices in God for the rich beauties of Christ Jesus so compellingly shared in its pages." (Thabiti Anyabwile ~ Pastor, Anacostia River Church, Washington, D.C.)
"When I was a boy my grandmother asked me, 'Have you been born again?' Though I didn't understand what she meant at the time, that question led to my conversion to Christ. In this wonderful book, Pastor John Piper rescues the term 'born again' from the abuse and overuse to which it is subject in our culture today. This is a fresh presentation of the evangelical doctrine of the new birth, a work filled with theological insight and pastoral wisdom." (Timothy George ~ Founding Dean of Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama)
From the Inside Flap
The term 'born again' has been devalued both in society and in the church. Those claiming to be 'born again' live lives that are indistinguishable from those who don't; they sin the same, embrace injustice the same, covert the same, do almost everything the same.
Being 'born again' is now defined by what people say they believe. The New Testament however defines Christians very differently.
"When Jesus said to Nicodemus, "You must be born again" (John 3: 7), he was not sharing interesting and unimportant information. He was leading him to eternal life]] If he does that for you (or if he already has), then you are (or you will be) truly, invincibly, finally alive." John Piper