It is a question most Christians ask at one time or another; it is a question every pastor faces on a regular basis. Greear’s book Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart tackles this question head-on and does so very effectively. Greear sets out to accomplish two things: to help the Christian find assurance that he has been saved, and to help the unbeliever resting on a false assurance see his danger and to turn to Christ. “My prayer is that by the time we’re done, you’ll know exactly where you stand with God. I hope to show you how to base your assurance on a promise God gave once for all in Christ and not on the fleeting memory of a prayer you once prayed.” What Greear teaches is consistent with what the best theologians have been drawing from Scripture for so long, that “what saves the sinner is a posture of repentance and faith toward Christ, that and that alone. Any ‘sinner’s prayer’ is only good insofar as it expresses that posture.”
The Gospel’s Power and Message by Paul Washer – Washer’s whole book focuses on the gospel and its many counterfeits.
Chosen by God by R.C. Sproul – Sproul’s classic work focuses on God’s sovereignty in election, the very reason we can have such confidence in our salvation.