The New Believer's Guide to the Christian Life
:What Life as a Christian Really Looks Like New believers need to know what to expect. While many books cover the nuts and bolts of new faith--how to read the Bible, how to pray, how to find...
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:What Life as a Christian Really Looks Like
New believers need to know what to expect. While many books cover the nuts and bolts of new faith--how to read the Bible, how to pray, how to find a church--in this book, Alex Early focuses on issues of the heart. What are Christians supposed to feel? What happens when they sin? What does God want from them? Designed to challenge and reassure, this book gives a realistic depiction of the Christian life, and includes such topics as how to rest in God's love, what forgiveness looks like when you blow it, what it means to find your identity in Christ, and how to pray with honesty and transparency.
God isn't surprised when we struggle, and although being in a relationship with God is amazing, he never promised that this life would be easy. He can handle "real" people, and he pours out his reckless love regardless of what we do or think on any given day. We all need to be reminded of this, but especially those new to the faith.
This book is ideal for new believers, but seasoned Christians should also have copies on hand to give away. Includes end-of-chapter questions and a "Christianese to English" glossary.
Alex Early is the pastor of preaching and theology at Living Stones Church in Reno, Nevada. He has completed two master's degrees (MDiv, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and MA in Aspects of Biblical Interpretation, London School of Theology) and is a current student (Doctor of Intercultural Studies, Western Seminary). Alex planted Four Corners Church in a bar (attendance quickly grew to several hundred people), served as a theology professor at Point University in Atlanta, and has served in pastoral ministry for six years. Alex hosts the Acts 29 Podcast where he interviews professors, pastors, authors, and other leaders twice a month with the aim of training leaders to serve the Church in various capacities. Alex has also created the Acts 29 West Academy which serves as an in-house missional-theological training center in conjunction with the Acts 29 Network.