Are our choices based on free will? What about our choices for or against God? In a clear, conversational style, this booklet explores the idea of fee will as that relates to our choices in general and our choices for or against God. Click to get this intriguing dialogue that illustrates how an individual may be brought from bondage in sin to a conscious commitment to God.
The small but stimulating work is an excellent starting point for understanding free will from a christian theological perspective. The first half of the work is devoted to getting the definition grounded, and then transforms into a dialogue in the second half. The second half is written to understand the Biblical notion of free will and how it is applied in the salvation process. Gerstner writes in a way that takes a difficult subject (one that has confounded philosophers and theologians alike throughout the centuries) and puts in simple and readable language so that your head isn't spinning by the end of the book. It's certainly not the end of the matter, but it hits the ground running.
Now, the last thing I want to point out is something important as a Christian coming from the reformed tradition. What I take to be the most important aspect of this work is that Dr. Gerstner (God rest his soul) dispels a lot of misconceptions concerning the Calvinist' notion of free will. A lot of charges have been brought forward against Calvinistic thinking in this area (such as pure determinism) and this book certainly helps a great deal in correcting such false accusations. - J. S. Bader