The Art of Turning: From Sin to Christ for a Joyfully Clear Conscience
Author(s): Kevin DeYoung
Publisher: 10 Publishing
Publication Date: 2017
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.
Kevin DeYoung (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina. He serves as a council member at the Gospel Coalition and blogs at DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed. He is assistant professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte) and a PhD candidate at the University of Leicester. He is the author of several books, including Just Do Something; Crazy Busy; and The Biggest Story. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have seven children.
‘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 Testament and theology at Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis, co-author of ‘Conscience’
‘As our society loses its moral compass, Christians urgently need the practical and penetrating encouragements which Kevin DeYoung addresses in this short book. He reminds us that our conscience is a vital friend in the Christian life, enabling us to live with freedom and forgiveness. A simple, clear and much–needed focus on an essential element of Christian growth.’ ~ Jonathan Lamb, Minister-at-large for Keswick Ministries, Vice-President of IFES
‘This is a wonderfully clear teaching about a joyfully clear conscience. It’s instructive and even perhaps surprising to hear all the Bible has to say on this topic we too often neglect. These words spur us on to walk in open relationship with God, through his Spirit, conscience cleansed by the blood of Christ.’ ~ Kathleen Nielson, The Gospel Coalition
‘Our conscience is always with us yet its unique purpose in the Christian life is not often explored. This book takes a practical look at the role of the conscience through the lens of Scripture and puts a spotlight on needed truth. It is a resource that gets the reader to dive in with both feet and experience the powerful encouragement and fundamental conviction that the conscience brings to the Christian life. Kevin convincingly helps readers to understand how our consciences are intrinsically connected to our spiritual decline or flourishing. As a biblical counselor I am grateful for this resource as it is sure to be helpful for anyone who reads it.’ ~ Eliza Huie, author and counselor
‘Short enough to read in one sitting, significant enough to change your whole life.’
~ Nancy Guthrie, Bible Teacher and Author