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Saved by Grace

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This is a comprehensive, dynamic, and practical presentation of the biblical teaching on salvation, including discussion of the role of the Spirit, union with Christ, the gospel call, regeneration, conversion, repentance, and more.
Paperback, 291 pages
Published September 6th 1994 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (first published November 30th 1988)
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Robert Murphy
Hoekema does an excellent job as an English language writer coming from a Dutch perspective. The debate on justification is becoming dated - only because so much ink has been spilled in the last two decades - but this remains a fine and enlightening book. Not entirely lay friendly, it is nevertheless warm and winsome. Pleasant read.
The author served a couple of churches as pastor during his life, but I suspect he was always a professor at heart. This is an excellent resource on Reformed soteriology, but it does feel like you're sitting in a lecture hall at a seminary. It lacks a certain something that would encourage the lay-reader to keep turning pages.

Most 'intro to Reformed theology' titles cover this topic well enough, but if you're looking for an in-depth study on the mechanics of salvation, this is probably where yo...more
Greg Baughman
A contemporary classic on reformed soteriology. I appreciated his affirmation that the ordo is a logical construct which has its place, but it is best to see each aspect as a part of the whole that cannot be separated. Additionally, his emphasis on union with Christ was insightful. Sanctification was likewise handled well, as was the balance between current and future aspects of these doctrines. A great book that will remain useful as an introduction and popular defense of reformed orthodoxy.
Dylan Bailey
Just a great presentation of reformed soteriology! Hoekema is a very clear thinker and writer, and most of all he is true to scripture. The only major quibble i had with Hoekema was his view on the spiritual gifts, especially the miraculous one's. He is an ardent cessationist which i feel is not a biblical view of the gifts at all. However, he still did a wonderful job explaining the doctrine of salvation and how we should think about it biblically.
Gary Morris
Very helpful and informative covering both controversial views and textual complications on a range of issues. He did a great job pulling back the curtain on the order of salvation from the reformed view and redefining a term or two in ways that serve a well thought out purpose.
Josue Manriquez
To save on time (I'm a full-time student) I began to skim and speedread the latter half of this book. Overall I think this is a great book. I'll have to return to it sometime to read slower through it. There are a few things in the book that I don't necessarily agree with.
Hoekema's style is intellectual, yet approachable. This volume on soteriology is comprehensive and engaging! I especially appreciated the section on union with Christ and sanctification.
Billy Widener
A Dutch Reformed perspective. Slightly different from the typical Reformed view. You be the judge.
Systematic, solid, and generally satisfying.
Michelle Stevens
Very good and insightful, highly recommend it.
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Anthony A. Hoekema (1913-1988) was a Christian theologian of the Dutch Reformed tradition who served as professor of Systematic theology at Calvin Theological Seminary for twenty-one years.

Hoekema was born in the Netherlands but immigrated to the United States in 1923. He attended Calvin College (A.B.), the University of Michigan (M.A.), Calvin Theological Seminary (Th.B.) and Princeton Theologica...more
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