The ongoing presence of legalism in many otherwise biblical and conservative churches is a point of legitimate concern. And there have been some attempts to address legalism that have misfired, either by suggesting an overly libertarian solution, or due to a note of harshness, even a condescending, paternalistic tone, that does not engender a listening ear. Lou Priolo’s Letting Go of Legalism avoids these problems altogether and offers a deeply biblical and balanced understanding of what legalism is, what its dangers can be, and just how to move from legalism to a joyous acceptance of life lived according to the standards and commandments of God’s word itself. I commend this book for all Christians, but in particular for those who have seen some of the problems that a legalistic approach to the Christian faith can bring. This brief book is well worth your time and investment.
–Bruce A. Ware,
Professor of Christian Theology,
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary