Released in the UK May 2020
Released in the US May 2020
Trade hardback | 160 Pages
9781527105249 • £12.99 $15.99
BISAC – REL093000
If we believe in God’s sovereign predestination, how can we offer Christ to sinners indiscriminately? How could someone who knew that no one can come to Christ unless the Father draws them still plead with them to look to the Saviour? The Bible clearly entreats us to go after the lost, so Donald Macleod tackles the objections raised by those who argue that since there is no universal redemption there should be no universal gospel offer.
Donald Macleod retired as the Principal of the Free Church of Scotland College, Edinburgh in 2010. Regarded as one of Britain’s most prominent theologians he has written extensively on a wide range of issues.
Compel Him to Come In has all the trademarks we have come to recognise in Professor Donald Macleod’s writings: mastery of doctrine, fulness of biblical insight, cogency of reasoning, clarity of expression, and an eloquence driven by the subject matter. At first you will think you are reading a powerful exposition of the free offer of the gospel in the face of criticisms and misunderstandings of reformed theology. It is indeed that. But by the end you will realise that it more. For Compel Him to Come In is really about the gospel itself. A book for all, it is a must–read for preachers, not least because it models the powerful, passionate appeals it commends.
Sinclair B. Ferguson
Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi
This is one of the most soul–stirring, liberating books that I have read on this subject. Donald MacLeod provides the reader with a necessary reminder to seek to persuade and implore men and women on Christ’s behalf to be reconciled to God. I hope that it will show up in my preaching. I commend this book particularly to a rising group of young reformed pastors who when it comes to this matter of the ‘free offer’ are in danger of being tripped up by their own theological shoelaces.
Senior Pastor, Parkside Church, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
This compelling new book proves we do not have to choose between distinctively Reformed theology and passionate evangelistic preaching. The universal offer is at the very heart of authentic Calvinism. Grace is rich and free.
Alasdair I. Macleod
Founding Pastor, St Andrews Free Church, Scotland
Here we have an antidote to cool, professional detachment, as we are reminded that the business of evangelism is serious. There is a heaven to win and a hell to lose. Drawing from the wells of Scripture and the high–water marks of mission in Church history, we are reminded that the communication of the gospel must be carried out with passion, conviction and persuasion.
Mission Director, Free Church of Scotland, Inverness