Friday, October 5, 2012

Book Review: What Must I Do To Be Saved? by James R. Anderson

What does the Bible say about eternal life? Purposefully ignoring denominational creeds and traditions, author James R. Anderson compiles scripture verses found in the New Testament of the Bible, which tell us how to gain eternal life in heaven.

What Must I Do to Be Saved? is an excellent resource for beginners searching for answers, in addition to those who enjoy reading scripture passages on the subject of eternal life. Beginning with Matthew and ending with Revelation, you'll discover hundreds of Bible verses on the topic. The power, truth, and simplicity of what God has to say about gaining eternal life is discussed one verses at a time. Through these verses, it is easy to realize how much God wants to have a relationship with us.

The book is set up in an unusual format, in that it has no chapters. It is literally a journey from the Gospel of Matthew through to the Book of Revelation with stops at each of the verses that talks about eternal life. As someone who likes a definitive place to stop--like the end of a chapter--this style took some getting used to. In the end, however, I felt it worked well.

Anderson's Introduction tackles the issue of whether the Bible is true and inspired by God, as it declares in II Timothy 3:16: "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" He mentions a few of the proofs that the Bible is true. This two-page opening essay is an excellent start to a meaningful and moving devotional.

After the study of more than two hundred verses, the reader is treated to a conclusion that includes an old Scandinavian hymn, and then an alphabetical index that lists every Bible verse found within the book's pages.

What Must I Do to Be Saved? is a superb Bible study tool. It would make a wonderful gift for you or someone you care about.

Paperback: 270 pages
Publisher: Innovo Publishing LLC (November 7, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1936076888
ISBN-13: 978-1936076888
SRP: $16.50 (Also available in hardcover and a Kindle version)

I received a free paperback copy of this book from the author's publicist. This review contains my honest opinions, for which I have received no compensation.

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