Book on Assurance

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  1. JoeKan

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    Hi All,
    Happy New Year! Here's my question. A friend of mine who is Roman Catholic got saved. (Praise The LORD!). He is really struggling with his assurance and security of his salvation. I believe the best way to help this man is to give him a book that addresses this situation (He loves to read). Can someone recommend a book that I could buy him to help him in this area. I love this man and want to help him the best I can, so I'm looking for an excellent book or article for him to read.
    BTW, we've talked to him about this, but I think a book will help him at this time.
    Thank you,
    Joe
    Preach The Word!
     
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  2. JoeKan

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    Where's all my scholar friends at?:confused:
     
  3. ichthys

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    I'm not a scholar, I'm not ichthys either, I'm his wife. I find that when I need assurance of salvation, I find lots of comfort in the book of 1 John. I also use Tim LaHaye's How to Study The Bible for Yourself. It covers various needs like your friend and is a good way to study the bible.
     
  4. Brother Randall

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    How about:

    The Journey: Living by Faith in an Uncertain World - by Billy Graham

    Since he likes to read you might also want to suggest:

    The Gospel According to Rome - by McCarthy.

    Randall
     
  5. Jerome

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    The ABC's of Assurance by John Gerstner
     
  6. thjplgvp

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    Here is one I read several years ago.

    Pilgrimage from Rome by Bart Brewer

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/0890841756/?tag=baptis04-20

    If your friend would like to speak with Bart I think I still have his phone number somewhere. (just P.M. me) He lives in San Diego, California.


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  7. Mexdeaf

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    I am not familiar with any books, but someone gave me this awhile back and maybe it will help-

    John's Road to Assurance

    John 3:15,16,36
    " 5:24
    " 6:37,40
    " 10:27,28
    " 11:25,26
    " 14:1-6

    Memorizing some or all of those verses would help.

    Since RC is a 'works' salvation I find it is hard for many former RC to grab ahold of the concept of grace.
     
  8. Priscilla Ann

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    Joe:

    I am a former Roman Catholic, and was saved 10 years ago. The book of Romans (especially Chapter 10) was so very reassuring to me regarding my salvation. Also, Ephesians 1 and 2.

    Early in my conversion, I found Billy Graham's book, "How to Be Born Again" very helpful and reassuring.

    When I came out of the Catholic Church, I struggled with the same things as your friend. Time in God's Word, prayer, and the encouragement and prayers of other believers were very precious to me at that time.

    God Bless!

    Priscilla Ann
     
  9. John of Japan

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    Happy New Year, Joe. :wavey:

    Try Eight Gospel Absurdities (Subtitle: If a Born-Again Soul Ever Loses Salvation), a 24-page pamphlet by John R. Rice under a buck at:
    http://www.swordofthelord.com/osb/itemdetails.cfm/ID/415

    In my prejudiced view it is unanswerable. It is packed with Scripture, and very logical and straightforward--and you can't beat the price!

    God bless.

    John R. Himes
     

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