This is my personal review on the Justified by Faith Alone by R.C. Sproul audiobook, as part of christianaudio reviewer program. The Justified by Faith Alone explains the difference between Roman Catholics and Evangelical views on the concept of justification that exists back before the reformation era up til today.
The book clearly divides the differences in few main points so it’s easier to follow and also to grasp. Clearly, the book doesn’t explain the biblical concept of Justification in details, so I’d strongly suggest for you to totally understand the biblical truth of justification through Christ before you read this book.
If you are a Christian, Justified by Faith Alone is great to find out what the Catholic views are so you can teach your Catholic friends the true biblical concept about Justification. If you are a Catholic, the book can hopefully open your eyes as to why Martin Luther fought so hard to the death to protest the Roman Catholic views about salvation and justification back then.
The Justified by Faith Alone discusses the relationship between works and faith; to show why justification is by faith alone (Sola Fide) through Christ rather than by faith + good works, as hold by the Catholics. I was born and raised as a Catholic so I could totally relate to the arguments and comparisons made by R.C Sproul. I just hope that he explains in more depth with more biblical verses as an eye opener to the Catholics through this book. If you are looking for an in-depth study about justification (or salvation) though, you are recommended to look elsewhere because this book may not be able to quench your thirst, as the book is too short to cover such a deep topic (the audiobook is only about 1 hour length).
As for the audiobook itself, the narrator’s voice is really clear and not once that I had trouble understanding what he says. Tones may be a bit flat at times, but since there aren’t any conversational paragraphs in the book, this is forgivable.