Discovering the Joy of a Clear Conscience (Ash)

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Conscience is a neglected word that not many of us take seriously. But have you ever considered examining your conscience as part of daily life? What if doing this were the only way to know the joy of feeling clean inside

Is such joy possible without self-righteousness or even self-deception? Christopher Ash argues that it is, wonderfully possible, through the good news of Jesus Christ. Here is an invitation to rediscover your conscience and what the Bible has to say about it. Ash examines what the conscience is, what a guilty conscience tells us, the choice our conscience presents us, and the conscience's role as a guide, to offer us the pure joy of a clear conscience day after day. 


Table of Contents:

Part 1: Conscience as Guide 

1. The Inner Voice

2. The Unreliable Voice 

3. The Indispensable Voice

Part 2: Conscience as Symptom

4. The Guilty Conscience

5. The Awakened Conscience 

Part 3: The Choice We All Face

6. The Hardened Conscience 

7. The Cleansed Conscience 

Part 4: Developing a Christian Conscience

8. The Calibrated Conscience

9. The Clear Conscience 



Christopher Ash is a writer in residence at Tyndale House in Cambridge and a full-time preacher, speaker, and writer. He previously served as the director of the Proclamation Trust's Cornhill Training Course and as a minister and church planter. He and his wife, Carolyn, are members of St. Andrew the Great Church in Cambridge and have four children and three grandchildren.



"How refreshing to see a thoughtful and richly biblical book on the conscience. Christopher Ash performs a vital service for the church by opening up God’s truth about this neglected and, therefore, misunderstood area of biblical truth. The conscience shines light into the darkest corners of the heart thus facilitating God’s people to "guard the heart with diligence.'" (Proverbs 4:23)  — Tedd Tripp, Pastor, Author, Conference Speaker

"Christopher Ash has done us a great service in writing Discovering the Joy of a Clear Conscience. After serving as a pastor and biblical counselor for 27 years now, I found myself saying, 'Yes, this is exactly what so many people are struggling with.'... Gives a simple and biblical path that can lead confused, hurting, and guilt-ridden people back to the grace of God and the hope of the Gospel.  — Brad Bigney, Senior Pastor, Grace Fellowship Church, Florence, KY

"This rare treatment of a complex practical issue shines clear Biblical light into the dark areas of our thought and behaviour, with lucidity and great pastoral relevance. It will make you think and do you good. I warmly commend it."  — David J. Jackman, Former President of the Proclamation Trust