- File Size: 233 KB
- Print Length: 52 pages
- Publisher: Matthias Media (September 16, 2012)
- Publication Date: September 16, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009CA9TI8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #882,510 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Predestination (Little Black Books) Kindle Edition
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The little black book on predestination is simply put. The information presented is from a reformed-view, so by reading this book, you’re not going to be reading a debated script or 2 sides of the coin. The view is heavily reformed and Petty writes with wit & candor.
The series was printed for the purpose of helping teens digest (for their soul/mind) truths that are difficult to nail-down or aspects of the Christian-life/Bible that many believers often wrestle with.
The series is highly recommended because of the writing style alone. Petty does a good job of boiling things down for young minds. The speed-bump about the books is whether or not you agree with the reformed perspective, especially on the Predestination issue. This will be the edition that causes some readers to give these little black books second thought.
But with that aside, the book is written well & simply for the purpose of spiritual growth for teenagers. The idea of a small series of black books on strong content is catchy and a great idea.
This reader would like to thank Mathias Media, who provided this book in exchange for an honest and thoughtful review. All of the above is of my honest & fair opinion of the text. If anyone would like to purchase this book and this reviewer recommends that you do, please purchase it here.
Scott states in the introduction that he is "going to argue using Scripture." He explains why:
Our reasoning has been damaged by sin, so it's not perfect or even reliable.
The author tackles this difficult topic with humor & stories which are relevant to teens. The illustrations that he uses make this question easier for any teen to grapple with. Some of the questions he addresses are:
What does free will mean?
Does God influence the decisions we make?
Are some chosen?
What role does freedom play in the lives of the choices we make?
He closes this topic stating the importance of understanding predestination:
Understanding predestination should also help us trust in God's goodness and power as we recognize that nothing can prevail against him, now thwart his perfect plans from coming to pass. And it should inspire us to pursue godliness. If we recognize that predestination is about God's choices & our choices working together, we will not fall into the trap of sitting back to `let go & let God'. We are in the Christian life together with God. We make genuine choices with genuine consequences. Understanding predestination rightly should motivate us to choose obedience over temptation & to choose perseverance over sin.
I recommend this book to clarify the topic of predestination for any teen. Other topics also in this series are: Sex, The Bible, Suffering & Evil, What's Life All About?
***Cross Focused Reviews & Matthias Media provided this book in exchange for my review.