Am I Good Enough? by Andy Stanley tackles the commonly held belief that “Good people go to heaven.” He starts out by showing several flaws in that belief--one being the problem of defining “good.” God is good, we say, yet we question His “good” when “bad” things happen to us or to someone we love.
Also, what about the changes that occur in us as we mature? Our definitions of “good” can, and often do, change. What does that do to our ability to go to heaven? Is there a consistent measuring stick for how much good is needed to go to heaven? Each religion seems to have a different one. How do we know which one is right? Can we have any guarantees of going to heaven?
Mr. Stanley goes on to present a more biblical view: Forgiven people are the ones who go to heaven. He illustrates this through the life of Jesus on earth. He even tackles the question of deathbed salvation. How fair is that?
I love his summary of Christianity: “Christianity is based on the premise that God laid aside fairness and opted for mercy and grace instead.” That’s what I need and I am so-o glad that God decided to do things that way.
This book is small - 4 x 6, with only 96 pages. It is easy to read and non-offensive in its presentation. It is a great witnessing tool for those friends who have opted for the belief that good people go to heaven or that all religions lead to heaven, and would make a great gift. -- Linda Demorest, Christian Book Previews.com
Christians claim that Jesus is the only way to heaven. But how could a good God, who created the universe in all its diversity, be so limiting? Is Christianity unfair? Isn't it more fitting to believe that good people from any religious or non-religious backgrounds go to heaven?
Maybe not, says Andy Stanley. In this updated edition of the bestselling book, teen readers will find out why Jesus taught that goodness is not even a requirement to enter heaven--and why Christianity is beyond fair. Andy Stanley leads the next generation of young people to a grateful awareness of God's enormous grace and mercy.