When life is over and you stand before God, what will he say to you?
There is no greater tragedy than for someone to go through their entire life thinking they are a Christian only to hear these seven fateful words at death: “I never knew you; depart from me” (Matt. 7:23). A. W. Tozer said, “It is my opinion that tens of thousands, if not millions, have been brought into some kind of religious experience by accepting Christ and they have not been saved.” How can you be sure that your profession of faith is more than just words? Seven Words You Never Want to Hear explores the mystery of salvation through the Scriptures and personal stories.
Author Denise Wilson invites you to take the challenge that the apostle Paul gave to the church at Corinth—examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith. The gospel changes everything—beliefs, lifestyles, and priorities. Has it changed you?
Jane Vandervliet –
This book is for those who profess to be Christians but I urge everyone to read it. It presents a series of Biblical tests so that Christians can check if they really are true believers of the Lord Jesus Christ and His way of salvation. The author questions the efficacy of the evangelism method of getting people to pray the sinner’s prayer. She asks the readers to examine whether they really have been born again, do they really love the Lord Jesus first in their lives, do they show by how they live that they love Him, are they truly repentant for their sins. On and on she probes deeply but really not she; it is the Bible which does this.
This book is not for the faint of heart. Be prepared to be challenged in every area of your life to see if you really are a follower of Jesus. I found myself frequently reading a chapter and then having to stop and think for quite a while about what I read. For example, in chapter nine ‘Examine Your Obedience’, I was struck by the story of Natalie’s transformation. Her story shows that obedience to the Lord’s commands brings joy but only after a believer obeys. Are we willing to try Him and to really know Him? It is a soul searching book!
Seven Words You Never Want To Hear is very readable and the real life examples helped me understand the points the author was making. Each chapter could start a conversation. Bible study groups could use it as study book as there are questions at the end of each chapter.
Wow! This is a must read for anyone interested in spiritual issues. I love how Denise Wilson uses true stories to draw the reader into heart- felt connections to the points being made. I also appreciate how she digs into the Bible, presenting the Truth clearly.
Janet Boden –
I can’t say enough good things about this book. Theologically sound and filled with stories that will move and challenge you, this book humbly communicates God’s truth and His grace in equal measure. It has helped me understand much more clearly the cost — and the great reward — of being a follower of Christ. Highly recommended!
Donna Chapman –
Seven Words You Never Want To Hear stands out as a comprehensive and uncompromising description of what it means to be a real Christian and explains very well, with good support, where well-meaning people can go wrong. It has the clear ring of truth. This reader was captured from the Introduction on page 1 all the way through to the reprint of a powerful sermon by the great preacher Charles Spurgeon at the end. The real life, human stories included made it highly relatable and spoke directly to my own personal experience many times. The addition of penetrating questions provided at the end of each chapter provided a welcome opportunity to consider the content more deeply. Having said that, I didn’t take the time to consider many of them in the first go-through, being too eager to get to the next chapter, but I have concluded that this book has both the significance and the substance to be well worth a second read, and I will look forward to spending some time absorbing the content and contemplating the questions more deeply my next go round. If you want a clear picture of what is at the heart of the Christian faith, this book is for you.
Mark Gilbert –
This book is a Must Read!!🔥🔥🔥 I thoroughly enjoyed this book; This book made me dig deeper into the Scriptures ( Matthew 7). This topic has burdened me for the past year and I was excited to see a book to explain it. I have been concerned that this has not been preached and it is a must for people to know the truth and get this revelation- thanks for following your call!
Michelle Botting –
This book is a definite must read and share. It makes it clear that being a good person and believing there is a God does not mean that you are going to heaven. It will help you learn how to accept God’s free gift of forgiveness that will save your life. There are excellent points made in this book that can refresh a person’s commitment to learn and follow what the bible teaches about what to believe and how to live
James Fishback –
7 Words is a must read for everyone.
All the relatives at Uncle Joe’s funeral agree that he is basking in heaven’s glory. He was coach to the Little League Hockey team, was chairman of the Fair Board and loved helping at the food bank. They did not mention that he only went to a church for weddings and funerals nor that sometimes he cursed like a drunken sailor.
It seems today that everyone thinks all people end up in “heaven” when they die. Justice and rightness don’t matter. God’s love covers everything.
7 Words boldly cuts through the fog and misbelief to reveal the truth from God’s Word as to the way to enter the kingdom of heaven.
Don’t miss reading it and at the end of your life hear the 7 words, “I never knew you; depart from me.”
Barb Shewan –
Denise Wilson has made available to us a book on a topic I believe needs to be discussed! However, she does it in a way which challenges us, as well as, reminds us of the grace God has given. Each chapter introduces a new subject and is cover by numerous Scripture references, quotes from notable Christians, and real life stories. At the end of each chapter there is an “Ask Yourself” section which has stretched me personally to examine myself, be honest, and initiate change in my life, knowing I will not be perfect at it. This book would be a great Bible study and a great catalyst for discipling a young Christian in your life!