SOLA: How the Five Solas Are Still Reforming the Church

SOLA: How the Five Solas Are Still Reforming the Church

Discover why the fundamentals of the Reformation still matter today

Why do people get so excited about a bunch of Latin phrases, that some guys in Europe came up with 500 years ago? Sure, those five Latin phrases have defined Protestantism for those 500 years, but why do they matter today? To my church? For my life? What’s the big deal about all these solas anyway? These ones:

Sola scriptura-Scripture alone

Sola fide-Faith alone

Sola gratia-grace alone

Solus Christus-Christ alone

Soli Dei Gloria-To the glory of God alone?

Sola is a winsome, inspiring introduction to these five pillars of the Reformation, showing not just what they are but why they’re important for the Christian life today. Edited and compiled by Jason Allen, Sola will illuminate these core truths that have been reforming the church all along. And it may just get you excited about nerdy Latin phrases too.

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Praise for the book

This book is an excellent exposition of the gospel in an easily manageable and remarkably clear presentation, suitable for any reader at any stage of spiritual growth. It is insightful, thought-provoking, and heart-stirring. It communicates effortlessly some of the difficult truths that most of us have to labor hard to make clear. It is thoroughly biblical and wonderfully engaging.

John MacArthur, pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, Calif.

Jason Allen has written a helpful book that reminds us what Jesus has done, and how the gospel speaks into every area of our life. It is a timely reminder of what it means to follow Jesus.

Matt Carter, pastor of preaching and vision at The Austin Stone Community Church, Austin, Texas

Dr. Jason Allen has written a needed book that will bless, encourage, and instruct pastors, seminarians, and everyday disciples. . . .I highly recommend it.

Thom S. Rainer, President and CEO, Lifeway

Anyone wanting to explore how the gospel of Jesus Christ transforms every part of life, but especially those whose spiritual roots are newly grounded in Christ, would profit by reading Dr. Allen’s book, Being A Christian

Donald S. Whitney,professor of Biblical Spirituality and associate dean at SBTS, and author of Praying the Bible

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About Jason Allen

Jason K. Allen was elected by the Midwestern Board of Trustees as the Seminary’s fifth president on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, becoming the youngest seminary president in the Southern Baptist Convention, and one of the youngest presidents in higher education in America. Previously, he served as the vice president for Institutional Advancement at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and executive director of the Southern Seminary Foundation.

In addition to his seminary duties, Allen has served as pastor and interim pastor of several Southern Baptist churches. Dr. Allen holds a Bachelor of Science from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala., as well as Master of Divinity and Ph.D. degrees from Southern Seminary. Currently, in addition to his responsibilities as president of Midwestern Seminary, he serves the church more broadly through writing and preaching ministries.