Friday, February 13, 2009

"Finally Alive" (John Piper's new book about the new birth)

John Piper's new book on the new birth--"Finally Alive"--is now available.

Here are just a few endorsments for this important, helpful book:

“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, Professor of Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, Canada

“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, Dean of Beeson Divinity School, Samford University

“I cannot too strongly celebrate the publication of this book. Owing in part to several decades of dispute over justification and how a person is set right with God, we have tended to neglect another component of conversion no less important. Conversion under the terms of the new covenant is more than a matter of position and status in Christ, though never less: it includes miraculous Spirit-given transformation, something immeasurably beyond mere human resolution. It is new birth; it makes us new creatures; it demonstrates that the gospel is the power of God unto salvation. All the creedal orthodoxy in the world cannot replace it. The reason why “You must be born again” is so important is that you must be born again."
- D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

The book is available through Desiring God Ministries, Westminster Bookstore, Amazon...


diane boucher said...

I just got this book yesterday and already on page 60! It is outstanding and serving my soul well! Thank you for encouraging people to read it!! Have you read it yet? I think EVERY person who professes to be a Christian needs to read it! Required reading! ha! :) Blessings!

diane from Fairfax

Douglas Phillips said...

Hi Diane,

I've just begun reading the book myself. It's another example of Dr. Piper's clear, Biblical, helpful ministry of teaching God's truth through his writings.