The conscience seems somewhat mysterious. We’re often not really sure how to listen to it, if we can trust it or what role it should play in our lives.
Kevin DeYoung shows us it isn’t something to be puzzled over but rather that a conscience is something good, given by God. As you read this book, you’ll discover freedom from the low-level guilt and shame we commonly experience. DeYoung explains that when we daily turn to Christ, we experience a clear conscience that comes with knowing that Jesus’ blood covers all our wrong.
Powerful, both challenging and liberating, and crystal clear – This is an excellent little book with life-changing potential. Crystal clear, beautifully written, and utterly faithful to the Bible, Kevin DeYoung packs each of its 40 pages full of the gospel as well as his trademark pastoral wisdom and illuminating exposition. For those new to Christianity, it offers a compelling path away from the despondency and hopelessness of a guilty conscience towards the joy and liberation of a clean conscience. For those whose Christian walk has involved daily reminders of sin and the pressing burden of a tender conscience, it provides a glorious reminder of the freedom and forgiveness we have if we turn to Christ. And for those Christians whose conscience is all too used to being shoved aside, being ignored, or otherwise “misfiring”, it plots a route to repentance and the joyful clarity of a conscience that finds full forgiveness at the foot of the cross. Jonathan Storey Grace Church Cheltenham. Jonathan Storey
‘There have not been many modern books written on the place of conscience in the Christian life. I am thrilled that Kevin has written one. Faithfulness to the Bible and clarity of expression are hallmarks of his books. This little book is no exception. I found it stimulating and helpful.’ Justin Mote, Director of Training for the North West Gospel Partnership
‘This excellent short book takes us, through the lens of a proper Biblical understanding of conscience, to the heart of the Gospel. It is written for Christians, and will do us much good, but I will feel confident in handing it to those exploring the Christian faith.’ William Taylor, St Helen’s Bishopsgate, London
‘Kevin DeYoung engagingly explains what the conscience is, how to have a clear one, and why it matters.’ Andy Naselli, assistant professor of New T