Brian Russell seeks not only to make clear what the Bible teaches about God's complete sovereignty in salvation, but to apply it to the life of the believer from conversion to glorification. His concern is to show how what are often called 'the doctrines of grace', and traditionally 'the five points of Calvinism' are the very heart of the biblical gospel, and that far from being, as some have claimed, an enemy to evangelism, rightly understood these great truths are the great spur to gospel preaching and give us our assurance and confidence in the triumph of the message we proclaim. Moreover, this is the authentic gospel which gives all the glory where it belongs - to God alone.
As he briefly outlines, these truths have been a battle-ground between Christians over the centuries. However, he does not write in any contentious spirit but humbly and graciously, yet in the conviction that much modern preaching falls sadly short of the true gospel which shows sinners their utter need of God's free and sovereign grace. As he says 'the need for such preaching cannot be too strongly emphasised.'
This book is for you if you have recently come to an awareness of these doctrines, if you have long held them as 'your' doctrinal position but want to be sure of their application in your Christian life, or indeed if you want to consider seriously what the Bible does teach about 'the grace of God that brings salvation' (Titus 2:11)