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An excellent, passionate set of stories of how God by His glorious grace has reached into the lives of a number of Christian leaders who happen to be African American and how the doctrines of grace, as set forth in Reformed Theology, has transformed their lives. Highly recommended! This is not a dry book about theological change, it is a warm, passionate, and often very ordinary look at how these men discovered the doctrines of grace and how it changed their hearts, their ministries, families, and outlooks.
Solid, expositional bible teaching is a rarity today. And the contributors to "Glory Road" (10 black men who are teachers and preachers) agree that it is found wanting even in "black" churches. Reformed Theology is seen as the "white man's theology" in many of these churches, and these 10 men give insight into the road that took many of them out of "health, wealth, and prosperity" theology and into the theology of the Bible: the glory road of Reformed Theology.
This book is light to moderate on theology, so it's not one to pick up if you're looking for an expose on Calvinim. Instead, think of it as a collection of 10 short auto-biographies where each man's reformed theology emerges in his writing. One appendix even includes books and teachers that/who were influential to each man.
Anyone who did not grow up being taught Reformed Theology; and later came to the realization of its Biblical truthfulness will love this book. It's fascinating to see how the Lord worked in each of these lives, not only to bring them to salvation; but ultimately to bring them to the truths of Calvinism. Reformed Theology is considered anathema in most white churches and even more so in black ones. But God's grace overrides human misconceptions. Because of their theology, these men stand in a line that goes back to Spurgeon, Whitefield, Jonathan Edwards, John Calvin, Augustine, Paul, and even Jesus. I heartily recommend this book to any Christian. Even if you're not African-American (which I'm not); or Reformed (which I am)....this is a great read and I'm thankful these brothers in the faith took the time to write it.
Thought provoking and challenging read, very helpful as I am on that same road, raised Southern Baptist, a stint in prosperity gospel camp, yet still found wanting and un fulfilled, then stumbled on R C Sproul, The White Horse Inn, and others, as Stan on The Martin Lawrence Show would say, " It Changed My Life !!!!!" Becoming more Reformed by the day, Truth Matters! !!!!
This is truly truth in conversion. If you understand the Bible in really want to know is truth this book is definitely for you. The conversion Tales of these 10 men are astonishing in parallel my own experience.