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Rebels Rescued by Brian Cosby

Have you ever had a shopping cart with a broken wheel? You push it around and all it wants to do is run into the sides of the aisle. If you were to let the cart go on its own, it would immediately turn and smash into that case of pickles up ahead! You are like that shopping cart! The bad wheel is your heart. It’s always veering off, leading you away from what you were created to be. You were created for God’s love and glory, but instead, your heart pulls you away from Jesus and into something much worse than a case of pickles. Being a rebel at heart means that you do not have the ability to choose God or even to respond to God on your own because you are spiritually dead; we all are. Reformed theology teaches that, because we are more sinful than we could ever imagine, it can only be God who takes that broken shopping cart wheel (our sinful heart) and replaces it with one that has both the ability and the desire to seek him and to follow him. By faith in Christ, you are no longer set to smash into the aisles of sinful destruction. No, he promises to carry us in his grip of grace. (From the Publisher’s Website)

This book is presented in nine short chapters. Each chapter is broken down into easy to read, easy to teach sections. At the end of each chapter the reader is given questions for thought and discussion. The format of this book makes it perfect for teaching in a group setting. It could also be used in discipling or for independent reading.

I love the concept of this book. Brian Cosby has taken the five solas and the five points of Calvinism, explained them, and illustrated them in a way that young people can understand. As I read through the book, I was encouraged in my faith as the truths were illustrated so clearly. I have often wondered how best to present these truths to my children. I am indebted to the ministry of Brian Cosby for his succinct, lucid presentation of the doctrines of grace. Cosby has shown himself to be a gifted communicator with his “down to earth” illustrations.

I cannot recommend this book highly enough. I plan to use it with my own family. If you are a pastor, teacher, or parent; this book will help you communicate these precious truths. I believe that this book will capture and hold the attention of young people long enough to convey these biblical truths and leave them hungry for more. It will also present to them a God who is perfect in His holiness, passionate for His people, persistent in His love, and purposeful in His work. I wish I had access to a book like this when I was a teen. Thank you Brian Cosby and Christian Focus Publications for this gem.

Book Details:

  • Author: Brian Cosby
  • Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • ISBN#: 9781845509804

About the Author:
Brian H. Cosby is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America. He has written several books including John Bunyan: The Journey of a Pilgrim in the Trailblazers series and continues to write articles for various magazines and journals.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my unbiased review.

Categories: Christian Focus, Reviews
  1. December 13, 2012 at 12:51 pm


    Thanks for being a part of the Rebels Rescued blog tour. We’re so glad you enjoyed the book.

  1. December 13, 2012 at 12:51 pm

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