Have you ever had a shopping cart with a broken wheel? You push it around and all it wants to do is run into the sides of the aisle. If you were to let the cart go on its own, it would immediately turn and smash into that case of pickles up ahead! You are like that shopping cart! The bad wheel is your heart. It's always veering off, leading you away from what you were created to be. You were created for God's love and glory, but instead, your heart pulls you away from Jesus and into something much worse than a case of pickles. Being a rebel at heart means that you do not have the ability to choose God or even to respond to God on your own because you are spiritually dead; we all are. Reformed theology teaches that, because we are more sinful than we could ever imagine, it can only be God who takes that broken shopping cart wheel (our sinful heart) and replaces it with one that has both the ability and the desire to seek him and to follow him. By faith in Christ, you are no longer set to smash into the aisles of sinful destruction. No, he promises to carry us in his grip of grace.
Brian H. Cosby is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America. He has written several books including John Bunyan: The Journey of a Pilgrim and David Brainerd: A Love for the Lost in the Trailblazers series.
Praise for Rebels Rescued:
"Brian Cosby has written a wonderful little book - simple, clear, and deep all at once - setting forth the essentials of Reformed theology. A helpful primer for students, and for anyone else who has ever wondered, "What's all this fuss about?"
-Timothy George ~ Dean of Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
"Rebels Rescued turns to the beautiful old truths of the Reformation and perfectly targets them at a whole new generation. As a Reformed theology primer it is a joy to read."
-Tim Challies ~ Blogger at www.challies.com
Where to Buy:
Rebels Rescued: A Student's Guide to Reformed Theology by Brian Cosby is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below: