The Gospel Call & True Conversion Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  July 29, 2013

The Gospel Call and True Conversion by Paul WasherThis week the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for The Gospel Call & True Conversion by Paul Washer. Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

The Gospel Call & True Conversion will definitely be a needed kick in the shorts for most readers. Their understanding of what it means to be saved will be challenged and rightly so.”
Reviewer: Michael Boling (
Rating: 5 Stars

“I honestly can not recommend this book enough (hence the 5 star rating). It is a book that I will recommend to anyone and everyone who wants a biblical understanding of the Gospel, repentance and conversion.”
Reviewer: Joshua Davis (
Rating: 5 Stars

“This great book will challenge you in all the right ways pointing you to the sufficiency of Christ alone to save. Its pastoral tone will also encourage the reader to understand salvation from the Word of God so that you may apply its truth to all areas of your life.”
Reviewer: Dave Jenkins (
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is a clear statement of the nature of a true Christian”
Reviewer: Richard Lucian
Rating: 5 Stars

“I could not stop underlining and making notes throughout this book, from beginning to end. By the time I completed this read, I had gone through numerous pens and highlighters. This book is that convicting & challenging.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc (
Rating: 5 Stars

“I really had a problem putting it down. Washer has this gift of getting straight to the point without stretching out his words to fill his page… I highly recommend this book.”
Reviewer: Chris Land (
Rating: 5 Stars

“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.”
Reviewer: Jonathan Pearson (
Rating: 4 Stars

“The Gospel Call and True Conversion is an engaging book. What comes through more than anything else is the author’s sincerity and passion for ensuring that the world hears the true gospel.”
Reviewer: Steven Ruff (
Rating: 3 Stars

“This is not a watered down, trendy Christian-lite book – Washer in fact repeatedly confronts the “easy-believe-ism” prevalent in evangelicalism today… a good, biblical, and gospel centered discussion of what it means to follow Jesus.”
Reviewer: Shane Lems (
Rating: 4 Stars

“At its core, Mr. Washer is trying to clear the air on the Gospel message and Christian life, and for the most part I believe he does that particularly well. If you need clarity on or a solid reminder of what living like a Christian looks like, this is the books for you.”
Reviewer: Ryan Ray (
Rating: 4 Stars

“Highest recommendation, put this at the top of your books to purchase. I just gotta find the money to go buy the rest of this series.”
Reviewer: Jon Roberts (
Rating: 5 Stars

“books explaining the truths of the Bible and doing away with the unbiblical and weak doctrines of our age are crucial for persual!”
Reviewer: Marjolaine Belley (
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book should set on the bookshelf of every Christian for two reasons.  First, we would do well to remind ourselves of the true gospel and evaluate our message in evangelizing.  Secondly, we would do better to test ourselves to see if we are really in the faith.”
Reviewer: Karen Chevalier (
Rating: 5 Stars

“This was a really great book in seeking to bring forth the biblical understanding of conversion, repentance, and the gospel call.  I hope many will be encouraged by reading this book.”
Reviewer: Spencer Cummins (
Rating: 4 Stars

“Washer’s heart and voice are clear, pleading, longing for the world to know God and His perfect love.  He is passionate that the Church preach the true Word of God rather than watering down the Bible as has become the trend in so many churches.”
Reviewer: Betsy Cypress (
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book made me think over the way in which I came to faith and how countless others are. Today it seems easily beliefism is the way in which the gospel is presented. There is no real acknowledgement of sin and the seriousness of it. This book takes a look at what this change in evangelism does and how it affects the believer. If you are interested in reading more on this topic I do recommend this book. It’s not a light read, but it’s worth the challenge.”
Reviewer: Heather Dannewitz (
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you consider yourself to be, or aspire to be an evangelical Christian I strongly urge you to read this book slowly and thoughtfully, and to let it click you back, reset you, restore you to a more biblical view of God, man and the Good News of the Grace of God in Jesus Christ.”
Reviewer: Alan Davey (
Rating: 5 Stars

“It goes back to basics, and offers a healthy criticism of today’s unbiblical gospel. It confirmed my conviction that we don’t call people to repentance anymore, and that inviting Jesus into one’s heart is not biblical… Read it, underline it, apply it… It will be worth the effort”
Reviewer: Emmanuel Durand (
Rating: 5 Stars

The Gospel Call & True Conversion is a challenging book about a very important message. People can’t afford to not exercise genuine faith in what Christ has done. This book looks at what gospel looks like when it really takes effect in someone’s life.”
Reviewer: Tom Farr (

The Gospel Call & True Conversion is a much needed book in this time of easy believeism.”
Reviewer: Marci Ferrell (
Rating: 5 Stars

“this book is saturated with Scripture throughout and along with presenting sound biblical doctrine, it accurately defends orthodox Christianity while dismissing common contemporary misconceptions and false teachings.”
Reviewer: Timothy Harris (
Rating: 4 Stars

“I do think it adds depth to theological study. Not the most critical text on theology available, but certainly of value.”
Reviewer: Doug Hibbard (
Rating: 4 Stars

“Thank you Paul Washer for telling the Church what it needs to hear, not what it wants to hear.”
Reviewer: Alex Houston (
Rating: 5 Stars

“it is a solid book, and that’s what matters. If you’re looking to know more about what the gospel calls us to do, or what true conversion should look like, this is a book for you.”
Reviewer: Elliot Kang (
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend The Gospel Call & True Conversion. A biblical understanding of the gospel is vital in a culture where our knowledge may be based more on tradition and sentiment than the Word of God.”
Reviewer: Persis Lorenti (
Rating: 5 Stars

“If you want to know what true conversion looks like or need assurance of your salvation, this book is for you!”
Reviewer: Libby McCord (
Rating: 4 Stars

“What impressed me the most about this book was how easy it was to read. The book is rich and deep theology, but is accessible for most laymen… This book is truly a blessing for the church.  I highly recommend it.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker (
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book helps clarify what a true conversion will look like… I do believe it would be helpful for all believers to read this. It is very helpful and affirming in your walk with the Lord.”
Reviewer: Angela Parsley (
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you are looking for a book to give you a better understanding of the gospel message then this is for you. You won’t be disappointed.”
Reviewer: David Shaw (
Rating: 5 Stars

“I believe this book will an excellent resource for Pastors, Evangelists, Bible teachers and all others who want to clearly understand, communicate and apply the true gospel message in their ministries.”
Reviewer: Barry Simmons (
Rating: 4 Stars

“Overall a good exposition of basic gospel truth in the reformed tradition. Would be a good resource for a small bible study with Christians who have some experience reading practical theology books.”
Reviewer: Matthew Sims (
Rating: 4 Stars

“I would recommend this book for absolutely any Christian. It is a must-read.”
Reviewer: Amanda Talbert (
Rating: 5 Stars

“It’s a heavy read, but it is worth it!”
Reviewer: Kevin Thompson (
Rating: 5 Stars

“Paul Washer is like a tested and tried wise sage speaking to an unstable youth. With wisdom and grace he boldly proclaims The Gospel Call and True Conversion with the biblical confidence of Spurgeon and the heart of a seasoned pastor.”
Reviewer: Marc Mullins (
Rating: 5 Stars

“Whether you are a new believer or someone who has walked with the Lord for many years, you will be discipled through the writings of Washer. You will be stirred with passion for the grace of God displayed in the gospel of Jesus Christ. And, you will be graciously convicted toward holiness to the praise of God’s glorious grace. That being said, I not only strongly recommend The Gospel Call and True Conversion, but all of Paul Washer’s work as well.”
Reviewer: Kevin Fiske (
Rating: 5 Stars

Where to Buy:
Look for The Gospel Call & True Conversion by Paul Washer at your local Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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