In this booklet, Danny Hyde opens up to the reader the meaning, graciousness, richness, and power of the biblical doctrine of justification by faith. With simple language, apt illustrations, and clear application, the author pastorally instructs us, opens our minds, and warms our hearts as we come to a better understanding of this vital Reformation doctrine. As you learn the divine truth of justification, you will experience joy, and your joy in Christ will lead you to rejoice in Christ.
The Joy of Being in Jesus
The Joy of Loss
The Joy of Gain
The Joy of Grace
The Joy of Faith
Joy Amid Accusations
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones once said that what the church needs to do most all is “to begin herself to live the Christian life. If she did that, men and women would be crowding into our buildings. They would say, ‘What is the secret of this?’” As Christians, one of our greatest needs is for the Spirit of God to cultivate biblical godliness in us in order to put the beauty of Christ on display through us, all to the glory of the triune God. With this goal in mind, this series of booklets treats matters vital to Christian experience at a basic level. Each booklet addresses a specific question in order to inform the mind, warm the affections, and transform the whole person by the Spirit’s grace, so that the church may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things.
Daniel R. Hyde is the pastor of the Oceanside United Reformed Church in Carlsbad/Oceanside, California. An author of several books, he serves as an adjunct instructor of systematic theology and missions at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.
“Danny Hyde’s book on justification is a joy to read. He takes the biblical doctrine of a great Reformed catechism and applies it to the needs of the soul. This book is a useful tool to introduce people to salvation in Christ and to encourage believers. Here is the meat of the Word, seasoned with the salt of the Reformers and Puritans, cooked tender and juicy with heartfelt application. Read, and be nourished.” — Joel R. Beeke, president, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan
“Justification, grace, and faith sound like irrelevant religious jargon. Danny Hyde shows us that nothing could be further from the truth. When rightly understood, these truths fill us with joy, contentment, and refreshment. His book is crystal clear on the vital Reformation truth of justification by faith alone. You don’t get it better than this. My heart was stirred afresh by this wonderful exposition.” — Martin Foord, Trinity Theological College, Perth, Australia
“Martin Luther famously said that the doctrine of justification is the mark of a standing or falling church. The reason for that, at least in part, is that how a person understands this doctrine marks the difference between being a Christian in name only and being one in reality. So getting this one doctrine right has enormous implications for getting other crucial doctrines right as well. Danny Hyde opens up this subject in a way that takes it from its roots in Scripture, through its place in Christian history, to its vital place for every generation in our understanding of salvation.” — Mark G. Johnston, Bethel Presbyterian Church, Cardiff, Wales