Finally Alive

Published on Sep 24th, 2010 by City North Baptist Church

What does it mean to be truly born again? So many people will claim to have experienced salvation in terms of “believing in Jesus” but we know that a simple belief in the existence of Jesus is not the kind of faith that saves us (James 2:14-26). Jesus says in John 3:3 “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” But what does this really mean? How can we who are “born again” understand what that should mean for our lives?

In “Finally Alive” John Piper beautifully describes the radical change that conversion brings into our lives. He takes you right from the deep need that humanity has for rebirth, our slavery to sin, right through how we actually come to faith in Christ and on to how we might see others experience new birth as well. I recommend this book for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of their salvation in Christ, espeically those who are discipling new Christians or working hard in sharing the gospel with “nominal Christians”.

You can buy the book from Koorong or Word but you can also download a free pdf copy of the book from John Piper’s website: http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/resources/finally-alive