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Justified by Faith Alone is the perfect remedy for that modern complaint of blurred pictures and slippery positions. In this work, R. C. Sproul goes back to basics to sharply define and pin down exactly what it means to be “justified by faith alone”. To achieve this, having set out the background material, he ably reviews in turn the actual doctrine held by Roman Catholics, and by protestants. By taking pains on both accounts to avoid establishing straw man arguments or misrepresenting the case he is able to draw this most fundamental of reformation issues into sharp focus.
This short work is an invaluable summary and introductory text which I firmly recommend most particularly for those who have difficulty understanding and articulating this doctrine, or making sense of the way in which it is denied by Roman Catholic teaching. Both the contextual background and the clearly presented easy-to-follow explanations of Biblical doctrine make this a five-star booklet.
Sean Runnette ably and clearly narrates this audio version of the booklet which runs for just over an hour. The clarity of delivery coupled with R. C. Sproul’s outstanding use of language makes this a very effective and listenable audio book.