Right off the bat, Washer lays out eight characteristics of genuine repentance. These characteristics are:
- Change of mind
- Sorrow for sin
- Personal acknowledgment and confession of sin
- Turning away from sin
- Renunciation of self-righteousness or good works
- Turning to God
- Practical obedience
- Continuing and deepening work of repentance
The book is broken into three parts. Part One is The Gospel Call, detailing salvation. Part Two is New Hearts and the Nature of True Conversion. Part Three is New People and the Nature of True Conversion.
I would recommend this particular book, if for nothing other than the opening section dealing with what genuine repentance looks like. As I said above, this is an area of deep concern and necessary focus in youth ministry. This is an excellent resource for helping youth workers understand what true conversion looks like, though it may be a bit over the heads of the teenagers they are working with.
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