I respect John MacArthur as a pastor, teacher and authority on the Bible and that’s why I was excited at the opportunity to read his newest book Final Word – Why We Need the Bible.
We are living in turbulent times, in our nation and in this world. We are seeing the effects of postmodernism and the denial of absolute truth and right and wrong. As a Christian, I would hope and pray that it wouldn’t impact the Christian church, but it has. In recent weeks and months, there have been controversies over women preaching and the Southern Baptist Convention was dealing with issues of gender identity, sexuality, racism, and intersectionality. These issues can be very divisive and difficult to respond to, especially if you don’t have the knowledge and confidence in the absolute authority of God’s Word the Bible.
John MacArthur’s book Final Word is very timely in helping Christians to understand the bedrock of our faith, the Bible. John is very measured and precise in the issues he raises, the examples he gives as evidence and what the Bible says and how we, as believing Christians, should respond.
John lays out the evidence to show how The Bible Is Under Attack both from the secular culture and even from within the church. He reminds the reader that the ultimate attack is from Satan. Not only does he show current examples but looks back over history. As I was reading this book, I felt like I was reading headline news.
From there, John goes on to show with unapologetic authority that, The Bible is True, The Bible is Authoritative, The Bible is the Catalyst of Spiritual Growth, The Bible is Central to Faithful Ministry, and The Bible is Food for the Soul.
If you read Final Word, you will come away with a clear understanding of what’s happening in the world and within the church today and have a historical perspective as to how we got to where we are. You will come away better equipped to understand and stand in defense of the Bible. This book is refreshingly truthful and stands strong on the Word of God.
I highly recommend Final Word by John MacArthur. This book is a keeper, you’ll want to read it again and will likely want to share it with other believers, those in the ministry.
I would like to thank Reformation Trust Publishing and NetGalley for the opportunity to read Final Word in exchange for an honest review. I was under no obligation to give a favorable review.