Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart

How to Know for Sure You Are Saved
Narrated by: Tom Parks
Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (165 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"If there were a Guinness Book of World Records entry for ‘amount of times having prayed the sinner’s prayer’, I’m pretty sure I’d be a top contender," says pastor and author J. D. Greear. He struggled for many years to gain an assurance of salvation and eventually learned he was not alone. "Lack of assurance" is epidemic among evangelical Christians.

In Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart, J. D. shows that faulty ways of presenting the gospel are a leading source of the confusion. Our presentations may not be heretical, but they are sometimes misleading. The idea of "asking Jesus into your heart" or "giving your life to Jesus" often gives false assurance to those who are not saved - and keeps those who genuinely are saved from fully embracing that reality.

Greear unpacks the doctrine of assurance, showing that salvation is a posture we take to the promise of God in Christ, a posture that begins at a certain point and is maintained for the rest of our lives. He also answers the tough questions about assurance: What exactly is faith? What is repentance? Why are there so many warnings that seem to imply we can lose our salvation?

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Title is perfect!

This book has helped me so much! I felt like it was written for/to me, and it's helpful to me to know others have faced the same struggles. Understanding being able to rest in a comfort of freedom of being saved brings such joy, and it's something I've struggled with. JD addresses this from several angles and scriptures to guide us to better understand that state. I highly recommend this book to anyone that has struggled with this as I have.

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Wish I could get my money back

Very misleading title, puts the burden of salvation on the believer. Could not listen to the rest of the book. I believe we are saved by grace and kept by grace. Taking they that endure to the end out of context.

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Good doctrine

I liked the use of Scripture to make clear this often misunderstood issue. It's also a compact read.

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Finally! A book on assurance that truly delivers

If you've ever read a book about assurance that left you more confused or less assured of your salvation than before you read it, then you may be leary of books that promise to help you understand how you can be assured of your salvation. But this is not one of those books. For the Christian who struggles, this book truly delivers on its promise to help you clearly understand how you can truly know that you have eternal life.

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Follows the scriptures

What made the experience of listening to Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart the most enjoyable?

This is a excellent book for anyone who has ever wanted assurance of salvation. It provides scriptures and good explanations of what they mean and I felt like I was listening to a author who is truly inspired. The book will be helpful to anyone who loves Jesus and yearns to know Him better.

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The scriptures

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The scriptures I had wondered about and he explained them to me.

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Thought-provoking with some Heart Surgery

As soon as the first two chapters begin, it's like JD was talking directly to me. The whole "Jesus into Heart" mentality with children gets an overhaul and challenges the new Christian to REALLY check their heart. This book is a good shield to have in your armory for affirmation. And it's great to pass along to new Christians with learning disabilities or uncertainty.

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great book

great book very detailed and great for those who have that question. definitely cleared a lot to me and im glad i read it. highly recommended. i know they have a teenage version.

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Absolutely Stunning!

This is one of the best listens I have heard in a very long time. If you struggle with assurance of salvation then you NEED to listen to this ASAP. Do not pass it up. Also the author is reformed calvinist so that makes it much better! To God alone be the glory!

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take a little bit at a time and digest.

This book is very detailed and tries to ensure that you clearly understand the meaning in each chapter. I think they best way to get the most is to listen in little chunks and take time to digest and self reflect. I find the ways the chapters are laid out is a great flow.

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Strength for the Wobbly Kneed Christian!

As a born again, blood bought believer in my Lord Jesus Christ, I have honestly, over the years, struggled with assurance of Salvation. I know my sin all too well and there are forces that are really happy about that! I've read/listened to a couple of books on this subject and find, that I am not alone. J.D. shared with us about his struggle with assurance in the past and masterfully combed through the Scriptures to give us proof that we CAN know if we are Saved. (And also, some warnings about false conversions)

I came away with peace and I am so thankful for this book. It helped lead me to know that God has saved me through the blood of His Son, and I can rest in Him. There's nothing I can do, it's in the strong, loving Hands of my Lord.

J.D. has a great sense of humor and Tom Parks (narrator) did a wonderful job of capturing Pastor Greear's personality and comedic timing. While this is not a comedy, at all.... J.D. Greear apparently has a really fun way of telling stories and while the subject matter of the book was very serious, there was some comic relief. Tom Parks did a great job bringing that out in his narration.

Overall, I highly recommend this for anyone who is struggling with Assurance of Salvation... and also for those who may have "professed Christ" but doesn't "possess Christ"....

Blessings to all!