Released in the UK July 2020
Released in the US July 2020
Trade paperback | 128 Pages
9781527106055 • £7.99 $9.99
BISAC – REL012120
What is legalism? Wearing hats? Not wearing hats? Raising your hands in worship – or not? What is freedom from legalism? Doing your own thing? Not according to Dominic Smart. Legalism is, he points out, the belief that we can make and keep ourselves right with God by the keeping of rules and regulations. Pointing out how often churches collude in this deception, he gives us the antidotes to legalism and shows us how it robs the Christian of joy and assurance, but also robs God of the glory that is rightfully His. This is a book to challenge your thinking and behaviour, one to read and meditate on. Let it transform your life!
(1959 – 2020) Originally from Yorkshire, Dominic Smart was minister of Gilcomston Church in Aberdeen from 1998 to 2015. An author and conference speaker, he was married to Marjorie and they have four grown–up children.
Legalism is a recurring problem for Christians, regardless of our theological labels. It has many disguises. Dominic brilliantly exposes them for what they are and points to the solution: not license to do as I please, not mere ‘law’ to stop my doing do, but the liberating Lordship of Jesus. Read and go free!
Senior Minister, First Baptist Church, Grand Cayman
Dominic’s biblical and practical teaching on this vital subject made a deep impact on many lives at the Keswick Convention. I’m delighted to see the message now in book form and believe it will have a similar impact on many readers.
International Director Emeritus, Operation Mobilisation