The Gospel Call and True Conversion: Recovering the Gospel
by Washer, Paul
Reformation Heritage 2013
The apostle Paul put the Gospel at the center of his preaching. He strove with all his might to proclaim it clearly, and even went so far as to pronounce a curse upon all those who would pervert its truth. Yet many, even among evangelicals, have reduced the Gospel message to a few trite statements to be memorized, repeated, and moved past. These individuals view conversion as a mere human decision. In The Gospel Call and True Conversion, Paul Washer challenges such “easy believism,” searching for the real meaning of faith, repentance, and receiving Christ. He deals extensively with the effects of saving grace that God promises in the new covenant, as well as the creation of new hearts and new people.
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- Examines the biblical meaning of what it means to believe the Gospel
- Explains the effects of God’s saving grace as expressed in new creation
- Reformed perspective on conversion
- Part 1: The Gospel Call
- Part 2: New Hearts and the Nature of True Conversion
- Part 3: New People and the Nature of True Conversion
Praise for the Print Edition
In an age awash with easy believism, we need voices like Paul Washer’s that remind us of The Gospel Call and True Conversion. We are all tempted to believe that we are beyond the basics and in need of something more—something new. However, Washer reminds us that there is nothing more important and more relevant than getting the gospel right, making the gospel clear, and trusting that gospel to do its work of calling, saving, and securing a people to God and for God. Praise God for the gospel and books like this that help us know, understand, and love it more deeply.
—Voddie Baucham, author, The Ever-Loving Truth
Being a Christian is not just a matter of “making a decision for Jesus” or “turning over a new leaf.” It is a miracle of grace in which a sinner is brought by God’s power from death to life. In The Gospel Call and True Conversion, Paul Washer brilliantly and clearly helps the reader understand that truth, carefully opening the Scriptures and explaining how the power of the gospel ought to impact our lives as Christians. A much-needed, pastoral, and challenging book!
—Greg Gilbert, author, What Is the Gospel?
- Title: The Gospel Call and True Conversion
- Author: Paul Washer
- Series: Recovering the Gospel
- Publisher: Reformation Heritage
- Publication Date: 2013
- Pages: 200
About Paul Washer
Paul Washer was a missionary in Peru for ten years, during which time he founded the HeartCry Missionary Society to support Peruvian church planters. He currently works full-time in this ministry. He is the author of The Gospel Call and True Conversion.