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Slave: The Hidden Truth About Your Identity in Christ | [John MacArthur]

Slave: The Hidden Truth About Your Identity in Christ

Throughout the Bible, followers of Jesus are commanded to submit to Him as their King. They are told to obey and follow, faithfully and without hesitation. Every time Christians utter the word Lord, they make a subtle yet profound declaration - that God is their Master and that they belong to Him. In fact, the Bible describes believers as His slaves. They have been bought with a price and now live for Christ as a people for His own possession. But go into most churches today, even flip through most Bible translations, and you won’t see or hear the word slave anywhere.
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Best-selling author and pastor Dr. John MacArthur reveals one crucial word that revolutionizes what it means to follow Jesus.

Throughout the Bible, followers of Jesus are commanded to submit to Him as their King. They are told to obey and follow, faithfully and without hesitation. Every time Christians utter the word Lord, they make a subtle yet profound declaration - that God is their Master and that they belong to Him. In fact, the Bible describes believers as His slaves. They have been bought with a price and now live for Christ as a people for His own possession.

But go into most churches today, even flip through most Bible translations, and you won’t see or hear the word slave anywhere. That’s because it has been lost in translation. In this gripping book, Dr. John MacArthur uses deep Bible teaching and historical evaluation to expertly uncover the one forgotten word that restores the Bible’s definition of true Christian freedom.

©2010 Thomas Nelson, Inc. (P)2010 Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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    Stephen Northlake, TX, United States 05-23-12
    Stephen Northlake, TX, United States 05-23-12 Member Since 2008

    I read mostly science fiction. My guilty pleasure is Star Trek although I do not listen to much since it is abridged.

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    The basic premise of the book, that the word slave is somewhat mistranslated as servant is nothing new. But it does present a good background and explanation of what slave and slavery meant back in the day the bible was written.

    The book also is used as a platform for MacArthur to make the case for Calvinism and it does present the case for the concept of Calvin’s TULIP very well and is backed up with appropriate bible verses etc. The argument for/against Calvinism is old and interesting and certainly one that Christians can have without coming to blows. I can appreciate this books presentation on the idea.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer NORTHLAKE, TX, United States 05-23-12
    Amazon Customer NORTHLAKE, TX, United States 05-23-12 Member Since 2008

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    The basic premise of the book, that the word slave is somewhat mistranslated as servant is nothing new. But it does present a good background and explanation of what slave and slavery meant back in the day the bible was written.

    The book also is used as a platform for MacArthur to make the case for Calvinism and it does present the case for the concept of Calvin???s TULIP very well and is backed up with appropriate bible verses etc. The argument for/against Calvinism is old and interesting and certainly one that Christians can have without coming to blows. I can appreciate this books presentation on the idea.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jordan Windsor, CO, United States 04-08-12
    Jordan Windsor, CO, United States 04-08-12
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    "Understand your Christian Identity"
    Would you listen to Slave again? Why?

    Yes, it is foundational to who I am in Christ and Why


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jesus


    What about John MacArthur’s performance did you like?

    Very distinguished voice


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Who I am


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks John

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Octavia FERNANDINA BEACH, FL, United States 08-13-12
    Octavia FERNANDINA BEACH, FL, United States 08-13-12

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    Where does Slave rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Slave is by far ranks among the top of the list for audiobooks. I respect the author John MacArthur for teaching the Word of God.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Slave?

    The most memorable moments of "Slave" gives the reader a clear picture to why Jesus died for sinners in the first place. As a sinner, the blood of Jesus paid for my sins, which is a debt that I cannot ever repay. In other words, I am a "Slave" to the Lord, who has given me life more abundantly by washing my sins away. Thus, I was born again. He is my Master and I am His Child.


    What about John MacArthur’s performance did you like?

    MacArthur's performance was great!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes,I could not stop listening to "Slave" and I listened in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    There are so many books on the market today about the Word of God, and each author may have his or her own personal views about the Bible but is it true facts? In my opinion, the Bible has been watered down in so many churches today and MacArthur's book is for real!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John Kitchener, Ontario, Canada 12-06-11
    John Kitchener, Ontario, Canada 12-06-11
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    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Bottom line: I like John MacArthur as a public speaker. His written material is very good as is his public ministry. However, he is not a narrator for audio books. A good narrator makes or breaks an audio book. The material in the book was very much affected by this. I'm sure there's more good material in his book but I couldn't listen past the second chapter. I endured the first chapter. I would have been better served buying a hard-copy of the book. This should have been narrated by a pro like Grover Gardner.

    John's reading of his own book was stilted and lacked the deep insightful tone of someone like Grover Gardner (I'm amazed at Gardner's ability). One might say - how can this be, after all John's reading his own book? But the reality is his style is suited for public speaking and he cannot transfer over from his public speaking style that has no doubt developed over many years. He's a gifted public speaker -- not an audio book narrator. Again, if this were narrated by Grover Gardner or someone similar I suspect I'd have gone over the book several times by now. It tried to focus on the material but the reading was painful ---- sorry John, you're a great Christian and your ministry is top-notch but.....


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Gary Grand Haven, MI, United States 07-27-11
    Gary Grand Haven, MI, United States 07-27-11
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    "Needed in 21st Century Christianity!"

    Very biblical and powerful ... the truths contained in this book are straight from the Bible and I believe are in much need of being heard by those who claim the name of Christ, especially in the US.

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    Daniel San Antonio, TX, United States 07-07-13
    Daniel San Antonio, TX, United States 07-07-13
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    What did you love best about Slave?

    I enjoyed the depth and completeness of the reasoning.


    What did you like best about this story?

    We are taken back to see exactly what it meant to be a slave in the Hebrew and Roman worlds and what that meant for the early Christians who were called to be slaves of Christ.


    Have you listened to any of John MacArthur’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Slavery and Freedom: A Christian Paradigm


    Any additional comments?

    This was my first audiobook and I followed along with a hard copy version of it. Some of the words MacArthur uses are different than his book, but it isn't too distracting. Great read and great listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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