Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance & Assurance” as Want to Read:
The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance & Assurance
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance & Assurance

4.55  ·  Rating Details  ·  38 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Discipline. Endurance. Perseverance. The New Testament often describes the Christian life as a marathon, a race set before us. But what exactly is the prize? Do all those completing the race share in it? And can the prize be lost? Tackling these and other vexing questions, Thomas Schreiner and Ardel Caneday offer in this book a serious, exegetical wrestling with the biblic ...more
Paperback
Published May 11th 2001 by InterVarsity Press (first published April 11th 2001)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Race Set Before Us, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Race Set Before Us

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 131)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Joe Rigney
Mar 06, 2009 Joe Rigney rated it it was amazing
Shelves: theology, top-five
Top Five

Few questions are as vexing for professing Christians as the question of assurance of salvation. This question is complicated by the presence in the Bible of both glorious promises of final salvation to all who presently trust Christ and terrifying warnings to professing believers threatening them with terrible punishment if they fall away.

How do we reconcile such things without muting one side or the other. Schreiner and Caneday set out to address these crucial issues while letting all
...more
Isaac Carpenter
Jan 30, 2016 Isaac Carpenter rated it it was amazing
Schreiner and Caneday attempt a couple of tasks in this work. First, they seek to describe the way the promise and warning passages in the NT relate to each other. They will do this by offering the four most popular views and comparing and contrasting their viewpoint with all of them. Closely related to this thesis is the relation between perseverance and assurance (works/faith) - which gets to probably the real heart of the book - the relationship between Paul and James. Hebrews 12:1-2 function ...more
Chris Armer
Jul 29, 2014 Chris Armer rated it it was amazing
The best book I have read thus far on the issue of perseverance. I had read Schreiner's journal article about the same, but the book was enjoyable. Schreiner and Canneday do not seek to reinterpret the warning passages to fit a supposition. They seek to wrestle with the very real tension of God's promise that believers will not perish and the explicit warnings to believers that they will perish if they don't persevere. They do a fine job.
John
Feb 08, 2016 John rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This will not be an unbiased review. My father is one of the co-writers of this book, and I was naturally given a copy of it at no cost.

Schreiner and Caneday argue in this book that there are primarily four competing views regarding the the interpretation of warning passages and assurance in Scripture. These positions are "loss of salvation," "loss of rewards, "test of genuineness," and the "hypothetical loss of salvation" views.

The book begins with an examination of these four positions, inclu
...more
Matt Chapman
Nov 21, 2014 Matt Chapman rated it it was amazing
One of the best books I've read on this subject. The two things that have shaped my understanding of these doctrines more than anything else are this book and Pipers sermon series on Hebrews.
Nando & Javas
Apakah sesudah menerima Kristus sebagai Tuhan dan Juruselamat (lahir baru), seorang Kristen dapat terhempas dari jangkauan kasih karunia Allah karena kemurtadan? Schreiner dan CaneDay membahas isu tentang jaminan keselamatan dan ketekunan orang-orang kudus dengan menyajikan berbagai pandangan dalam teologi Kristen mengenai topik tersebut.
Kita tahu bahwa topik ini menjadi bahan perdebatan yang berkepanjangan antara kubu Calvinisme dan Arminianisme termasuk variasi-variasi dari kedua pandangan ut
...more
Charlie
An exegetically rigorous exposition of perseverance from a Reformed standpoint. Presents a provocative reading of the New Testament warning passages as one of the means God uses to cause the elect to persevere.
Brian
Jul 20, 2012 Brian rated it it was amazing
Shelves: theology
The best book I read in 2001 and one of the most important theological books I've read in the past 15 years.
Lawrence Mason
Lawrence Mason marked it as to-read
Apr 26, 2016
Andy Mckinney
Andy Mckinney marked it as to-read
Apr 25, 2016
Matthew Bell
Matthew Bell marked it as to-read
Apr 24, 2016
Peter
Peter added it
Apr 30, 2016
Keith Hill
Keith Hill marked it as to-read
Apr 22, 2016
Vincent
Vincent marked it as to-read
Apr 21, 2016
Ross Collins
Ross Collins marked it as to-read
Apr 20, 2016
David Addiss
David Addiss marked it as to-read
Apr 30, 2016
Marcas O' Conuladh
Marcas O' Conuladh marked it as to-read
Apr 03, 2016
Veronica Whitley
Veronica Whitley marked it as to-read
Mar 30, 2016
Francesco
Francesco marked it as to-read
Mar 18, 2016
Leslie.Uptongmail.Com
Leslie.Uptongmail.Com marked it as to-read
Mar 07, 2016
Tyler Eason
Tyler Eason is currently reading it
Feb 23, 2016
Ben Adkison
Ben Adkison rated it really liked it
Jan 23, 2016
Tyler Gordon
Tyler Gordon marked it as to-read
Jan 19, 2016
Gary Shogren
Gary Shogren rated it really liked it
Jan 05, 2016
Brian
Brian rated it really liked it
Apr 29, 2016
Corey
Corey rated it really liked it
Dec 31, 2015
Timothy Deaton
Timothy Deaton is currently reading it
Oct 01, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
148863
Thomas R. Schreiner (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including New Testament Theology; Magnifying God in Christ; Apostle of God's Glory in Christ; and Romans in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament.
More about Thomas R. Schreiner...

Share This Book