Knowing and Growing in Assurance of Faith
In this, the 100th book of his writing labors, Joel Beeke writes on the power and beauty of true, secure assurance of faith. Knowing and Growing shows the value of a heartfelt conviction that one belongs to Christ through faith and possesses everlasting salvation.
This title explains Dr. Beeke’s expertise and learning for anyone trapped in a background of easy believism. Or, those trapped in the opposite fear, that somehow assurance is a mark of being presumptuous. Some will crush the first sign of assurance when it appears, as if it were a danger! Dr. Beeke shares J. C. Ryle’s belief that a solid assurance is a healthy thing to have.
About the Author
Joel R. Beeke is President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He also serves as Pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Joel has written numerous books, including several for children. He and his wife Mary have three children.
As one who has personally benefitted from Dr. Beeke’s teaching on assurance over the years, I’m delighted that the “mature fruit of his thinking, writing, and speaking about this vital topic is now being made more available and accessible in this simple guide to such a profound and practical subject. May many discover through these pages, ‘I am His, and He is mine.’ ” – David Murray, Professor of Old Testament & Practical Theology, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan
“Here is a book that will bring comforting peace, thrilling joy, and a defiant hope to the heart of any child of God battered by waves of unbelief in the high seas of life. Read it and be blessed!” — Conrad Mbewe, Pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church, Lusaka, Zambia
“I’m delighted to see this book make Dr. Beeke’s expertise more widely accessible, and hope that many more will now benefit from it as I did. To be fruitful, healthy and happy in Christ, Christians need to know the truths laid out for us here.” — Michael Reeves, President and Professor of Theology, Union School of Theology, Oxford, England
- Why Is Assurance of Faith Important?
- Why Do Many Christians Lack Assurance?
- Is Assurance of Faith Biblical and Normative?
- Three Possibilities Concerning Assurance
- Assurance from God’s Promises
- Assurance from Evidences of Grace
- From the Holy Spirit’s Witnessing Testimony
- How to Cultivate Assurance
- Assurance Lost and Renewed
- The Spirit’s Role in Assurance
- Final Questions About Assurance
“Here is a book that every person should read, whether they are a believer or an unbeliever. Joel Beeke has once again done a masterful job of presenting a thorough biblical case on this important subject.” — Steven J. Lawson, President, OnePassion Ministries and Professor of Preaching, The Master’s Seminary, Sun Valley, California
“Here in this book, with perspicuity and simplicity, and informed by a lifetime of reflection and study of this subject, Dr Beeke lays out the New Testament witness that so thrilled the hearts of the Reformers and our Evangelical forebears. I highly recommend it.” — Michael A. G. Haykin, Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky