The Way to Heaven: The Gospel According to John Wesley

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Zondervan, 2009 M08 30 - 160 pages
Is There a Way to Heaven? The great evangelist John Wesley believed there is, and he developed his theology to help people make the journey from sin to salvation. In Wesley’s “order of salvation,” God’s grace is the keynote from start to finish.The Way to Heaven is a twentieth-anniversary revision of John Wesley’s Message for Today. Dr. Steve Harper presents Wesley’s writings and the ideas of Wesley scholars in language that is clear and accessible but never simplistic. Written in the spirit of Wesley, here are “plain words for plain people.”The heart of this book is a thoughtful and inspiring look at Wesley’s theology of grace and its power to transform. Included are two new chapters. “Vision and Means” explores Wesley’s mission and methods, and “To Serve the Present Age” considers the impact and relevance of his message today. In addition, an updated reading list facilitates further study, and questions at the end of each chapter stimulate personal reflection and small group discussion.Ideal as a textbook or for personal study and reflection, this book will advance your knowledge and piety as you travel “the way to heaven.”
 

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I enjoyed reading it!. This book explains Gods simple plan of Salvation through our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ! He is the way to heaven according to the Holy Bible!
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Contents

Preface
5
A Word about Referencing
8
A Pilgrim on the Way
9
The Root of the Problem Original Sin
23
The Power to Begin Prevenient Grace
35
The Turning Point Converting Grace
45
Transformation Effects of Salvation
57
Dont Stop Now Growth in Grace
69
The Heart of It All Christian Perfection
79
The End of the Journey Glorification
97
All Together Now The Church
107
Vision and Means
115
Regeneration Renewal and Reform
129
To Serve the Present Age
141
A Basic Bibliography for Wesley Studies
153
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Page 7 - I am a creature of a day, passing through life as an arrow through the air. I am a spirit come from God, and returning to God: Just hovering over the great gulf; till, a few moments hence, I am no more seen; I drop into an unchangeable eternity ! I want to know one thing, — the way to heaven; how to land safe on that happy shore.

About the author (2009)

Steve Harper, PhD, is vice president and professor of spiritual formation at the Florida campus of Asbury Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous magazine articles and has written twelve books, including Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition and Praying through the Lord’s Prayer. Dr. Harper and his wife, Jeannie, live in Orlando, Florida. They have two grown children and two grandchildren.

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