Book Review: Let Go and Let God?: A Survey and Analysis of Keswick Theology

Let Go and Let God? A Survey and Analysis of Keswick TheologyLet Go and Let God? A Survey and Analysis of Keswick Theology by Andrew David Naselli
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Excellent study of the history and theology of the Keswick movement. Errant Keswick theology is pervasive throughout Christendom. You encounter it in songs, books and articles, sermons, small group discussions, testimonies, social media memes and posts, and even in the prayers of dear old brother means-well when he offers a dismissal prayer or asks a blessing on food. Because much of it sounds good, people embrace it and repeat it with little thought about where it comes from.

Keswick theology has given us the errors of varying degrees of perfectionism, second blessing, two kinds of Christians, higher/deeper/victorious life, sham holiness through misguided piety, and more. Some errors may seem well intended and harmless but some lead to dangerous heresy. Every Christian should read this book, though they won’t. Every preacher must read this book.

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