The Joy Of Repentance: by- Kerry L. Skinner
A shift has occurred within our contemporary Christian culture-a departure so contrary to Scripture that an alarm must be sounded. The Joy of Repentance rings that alarm with a truthful, loving, and restorative call that illuminates the heart of every believer and prompts the church to rehabilitate its intimate union with Christ.
In many ways, the Body of Christ has forsaken the biblical mandate to repent, defining the process as negative and burdensome. But in reality, sin produces a yoke of bondage and consequence, while repentance provides a roadway of reconciliation. The suffering Christian, soiled with the residue of this world, is only a repentant prayer away from resolution and healing.
The Joy of Repentance will help the reader discover or renew these
• Confession of sin is common. Repentance of sin is rare.
• Though sin truly is negative, repentance is the most positive word in the Bible. While the process of repentance is sometimes painful, the result of being back in fellowship with God brings great joy.
Since spiritual awakening has always involved genuine repentance, what better place could there be for those who are seeking a fresh touch from above to begin? And in the process, by God’s grace, we might even discover-like thousands of others before us-that repentance can become for us “the most positive word in the Bible.