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Book Review: The New Birth, By Rev. David K. Bernard
By Freelance Writer and Author, William Ballard
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Book: The New Birth
About the Author: Rev. David K. Bernard is the current General Superintendent of the United Pentecostal Church International and former Senior Pastor of New Life Church in Austin Texas. He is also the founding president of Urshan Graduate School of Theology. He holds the J.D. with honors (University of Texas), D.Th. (University of South Africa), and a B.A. with high honors (Rice University). He has authored several of the required readings for licensed ministers of the UPCI.
I am actually reading the required readings for Local License with the UPCI and have already shared a few book review posts from these readings. At the end of this review I will have links back to those past reviews for you.
Paperback Book Price: $5.64 (Amazon AFF)
Paperback Book Price: $13.99 (Pentecostal Publishing House PPH)
Who It’s For: Again, even though this book is required reading for any aspiring minister seeking Local License within the United Pentecostal Church International it is not just for ministers or aspiring ministers, but for anyone seeking to grow in their understanding of Biblical truth.
What It Will Help You Do: Are you seeking practical insight into what it really means to be born again? Salvation is more than just believing that God exist or that He came to earth in the person of Jesus Christ and died on the cross for your sins and mine. And the Gospel (Good News) is more than just believing in the Death, Burial, Resurrection of Jesus Christ. True eternal salivation requires an activation of your faith and belief to respond to the Good News and apply it to your spiritual life.
Those answers are discovered in this powerful and insightful resource.
Each chapter in this book gives you wisdom and Biblical revelation to guide you toward your goal of understanding what it truly means to be born again as well as walking in Newness of Life. Rev. David K. Bernard gives Biblical insight that can help anyone, regardless of where you are in your spiritual walk.
What’s Included: The purpose of this book is to be a study of what the New Birth Experience is really all about. It will guide you and encourage you in your pursuit to experience the fullness of salvation that God has provided in Jesus Christ through the Death, Burial, and Resurrection. The author presents biblical truth in an understandable yet scholarly way. Chapter by chapter, starts with Biblical perspective of each area of the salvation process, which allows God's spirit to lead and guide you to the right outlook for your spiritual life and growth.
The Best Part: Eternal Salvation and Everlasting life can be a tangible reality! I believe that the best part of this book is that Rev. David K. Bernard makes the salvation process perfectly clear. God did not mean for eternal salvation to be confusing or some complicated task that could never be accomplished. And He is not willing that anyone should perish but that all who would believe on Him would have everlasting life.
If you apply everything you read in this book with all your heart and begin to put your faith in action, eternal salvation is inevitable. But don't apply the principles that you find in this book because I tell you to or because Rev. Bernard would like you to, but because you personally have been given the revelation of this Great Salvation that Hebrews 2:3 talks about.
Again, God is not willing that anyone should perish, but that all who believe on Him shall have everlasting life.
What Would Make It Even Better: Usually I do not say this about book that I buy. But for what it is worth, I really would not add to anything that is mentioned in this book or insist that something more accompany this resource.
The only thing that could make this book better is if you, the reader, applied the invaluable content that you find within its pages in your own personal life and begin to walk in Newness of Life.
How It Changed My Life: This book has really changed my life and several things about it have changed my spiritual perspective in many ways. I am so thankful for what Jesus (my Lord and God) did for me so long ago. And I show my gratitude and love for Him by not only believing in what He did for me on the Cross, but actually putting my faith in action and applying the Good News (Death, Burial, and Resurrection) in my personal and spiritual life.
I did this by sincere Repentance (Death to Flesh), baptism in Jesus Name (Burial) the name that is above every name, and being filled with the Spirit of God (Holy Ghost) with the evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gave the utterance (this is the spiritual resurrection of the Good News applied). (Acts 2:38).
My Recommendation: The New Birth is a book that is designed to guide you through what it really means to be biblically born again and what the salvation experience is all about. I highly recommend you get your hands on a copy as soon as possible. And use it as a study guide to assist you when going through the Holy Scriptures yourself.
This post contains affiliate links. That means if you purchase through these links, you’re supporting my business and writing career — and I sincerely thank you for that!
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UPCI Local License Reading Requirement Book Reviews:
Book Review: The Oneness of God
Book Review: Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages
Book Review: Living and Leading in Ministry
Book Review: Understanding God's Word: An Apostolic Approach to Interpreting the Bible
Book Review: Practical Holiness - A Second Look, By Rev. David K. Bernard
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William Ballard is the proud author of, "The True Writer's Life: Discovering the Author and Finisher of Our Faith".
He has been writing professionally for over 10+ years and has much experience within the industry, both in publishing and in freelance writing. He has successfully self-published over 10 books and eBooks. Visit his Amazon Author Page to see list of his most recent projects.