Christian Book Guide - Christianity 101 (New Believer)

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280421: Welcome to the Family Welcome to the Family
By John MacArthur

Know somebody who's just recently put their faith in Christ? John MacArthur's handy guide provides an easy-reading introduction to the new expectations, vocabulary, and challenges young Christians often encounter; along with tips on how to "plug in" to a church and become part of a fellowship of believers.

82216: Knowing Christianity Knowing Christianity
By J.I. Packer

While today's spiritual fads come and go, Packer points you to the enduring, unchanging truth of God. Beginning with the doctrines of the Trinity and the Bible, this classic work offers solid insights into prayer, the importance of fellowship, reality of an afterlife, and more. A rich overview of Christianity for new and mature believers.

1650X: Knowing God: 20th Anniversary Edition Knowing God
By J.I. Packer

There's a difference between knowing God and knowing about God. When you truly know God, you have energy to serve him, boldness to share him, and contentment in him. A classic from J.I. Packer!

57944: Growing in Christ Growing in Christ
By J.I. Packer

You've met Christ, now take the next step of growing in him! Whether you want to study on your own or with a group, Packer will help you learn everything you need to know about God and developing a lasting faith. He explains the Lord's Prayer, Ten Commandments, Apostle's Creed, baptism, communion with the Lord, godly conduct, church relationships, and more.

736859: Knowing God's Purpose for Your Life: 365 Daily Inspirations for a Life of Purpose Knowing God's Purpose for Your Life
By J.I. Packer

Hungry to know God's plan for your life? Author and theologian Packer says that's a sign of spiritual health. Here he combines Scriptures, excerpts from his books, and practical applications for 365 devotions to help satisfy your search. Rediscover the joy of God's promises, reflect on His answers to prayer, and learn to pursue His will!

737574: To Be or Not To Be a Church Member, That is the Question To Be or Not To Be a Church Member, That is the Question
By Wayne Mack

Should you commit yourself to membership in a local church? Isn't just being a Christian enough? Anyhow, where does the Bible say that we have to become members of a church... why can't I just attend and get involved? These are very important questions that demand an answer, especially in the "casual age" that we're living in. Dr. Wayne Mack brings his years of experience as a Bible teacher, pastor and counselor to this very controversial topic. His answers are straightforward and clear: "YES!" You must become a church member if you're to be obedient to Our Lord Jesus Christ and the clear teaching of the New Testament.

21197: Desiring God, Revised & Expanded Desiring God
By John Piper

Desiring God reveals how delighting in God can motivate us to glorify Him through worship, stewardship, loving our neighbor, rejoicing in suffering, and other "duties." John Piper reveals that the debate between duty and delight doesn't truly exist: Delight is our duty. Discover how to lay a biblical foundation for a life of celebration by truly desiring the Lord.

44988: Don't Waste Your Life Don't Waste Your Life
By John Piper

In this provocative work Pastor Piper challenges us to set aside the trivial pursuit of self-fulfillment so that we can develop a deeper passion for God. Piper believes that if we passionately submit the sufferings we endure, the risks we take, and the goals we set to the pursuit of God's glory, then not one moment of our lives will be wasted. Don't miss this opportunity to rekindle your passion for the cross of Christ and the glory of God.

348452: What Jesus Demands from the World What Jesus Demands from the World
By John Piper

In What Jesus Demands from the World, Piper has gathered fifty of Jesus' demands from the four Gospels. Blending historical context, exegetical insights, and application, Piper concisely examines each demand. The result is an accessible introduction for seekers and new believers as well as meditative meat for mature Christians wanting to know Jesus better!

39328: The Pursuit of Holiness The Pursuit of Holiness
By Jerry Bridges

Why does holiness often seem so unattainable? Bridges believes it's because we're not exactly sure what holiness is---but he wants to change that! Discover how God has equipped you to lead a holy life, how reason and emotion influence your will, how habits and personal discipline play a part in holy living, and more.

060277: The Fruitful Life: The Overflow of God's Love Through You The Fruitful Life
By Jerry Bridges

In this update to The Practice of Godliness, Bridges explores nine aspects of the "fruit of the Spirit" as described in Galatians 5:22-23. Demonstrating the need for prayerful preparation and careful cultivation, Bridges shows you how to produce an abundant crop where it counts the most - in everyday life!

96175: Trusting God Trusting God
By Jerry Bridges

Do you find it easy to trust God---until adversity strikes? When life clouds over, do you suddenly begin to suspect that you only imagined His care for you? Bridges uncovers three essential truths about God: he is completely sovereign; he is infinite in wisdom; and he is perfect in love. Building on these three rocks, Bridges shows how we can learn to trust God, even when we don't understand what He is doing.

476740X: Found, God's Will: Find the Direction & Purpose God  Wants for Your Life Found, God's Will
By John MacArthur

Many Christians struggle with the question, "What is God's will for my life?" Well-known Bible teacher John MacArthur answers this question in this short book. Drawing from Scripture, MacArthur discusses six principles that illuminate God's will in the life of every believer.

443377: Saved Without a Doubt: Being Sure of Your Salvation Saved Without a Doubt
By John MacArthur

With pastoral love and concern, John MacArthur carefully examines classical biblical texts affirming the forever quality of salvation but does not ignore the troubling passages that seem to indicate otherwise. From there, he shows how those truths apply to you by presenting eleven biblical tests to help determine whether you've experienced salvation once and for all.

444292: Alone with God: Rediscovering the Power and Passion of Prayer Alone with God
By John MacArthur

Join John MacArthur as he turns to the perfect mentor on prayer---Jesus. MacArthur delves deeply into the Lord's Prayer, devoting a chapter to each petition of Jesus' revealing communion with the father. You will find that Jesus focuses his entire prayer on God---his adoration, worthiness, and glory---and you'll come away refreshed and anxious to follow an invigorating biblical model for your very own time Alone with God.

40907: Nothing But The Truth Nothing But The Truth
By John MacArthur

How would you respond to this comment: "Christianity is an unhealthy religion that browbeats people with judgment." The tendency may be to snap back. But, drawing from 1 Peter 3:15, MacArthur shows you how to stand up for your faith with gentleness, reverence, and intelligence---just as Christ wants you to do.

733981: Character of God Character of God
By R.C. Sproul

When R.C. Sproul was a young man, his father died, and this event caused him to ask "Who are you, God? And why do you do the things you do?" Sproul's search for ultimate truth led him to a personal encounter with the living God. In The Character of God, this brilliant theologian illuminates, illustrates, and inspires readers to discover for themselves the magnificence of God's character and being, His power and personality.

50241: Pleasing God Pleasing God
By R.C. Sproul

A world of people have no idea nor care about what the words sanctification and righteousness mean. Then how can the idea of a holy God mean anything to them? R. C. Sproul believes these words are still important-- especially for Christians--if we are to understand God or know how to live for him. Believers may become uncomfortable when they see Dr. Sproul's honest look at how the sins of pride, slothfulness, and dishonesty permeate the Christian's life. But Pleasing God is basically a message of hope. Sproul points out the failures, but he also points to the way out of spiritual lethargy and lackadaisical living.

44173: Saved From What? Saved From What?
By R.C. Sproul

Consider the power of humble prepositions! We are at once saved by God and from his own judgment. In his inimitable teaching style, Sproul examines all aspects of salvation---our unworthiness, Christ's work on our behalf, the God-given faith that redeems us, eternal wrath and condemnation vs. joy unending, and more.

42017: The Enemy Within: Straight Talk About the Power The Enemy Within
By Kris Lundgaard

Drawing from Indwelling Sin and The Mortification of Sin by Puritan John Owen, Lundgaard aims for the heart with a battle plan for radical spiritual transformation! His biblically sound principles on breaking the cycle of sin will help you live a victorious and fulfilling Christian life.

30961: 10 Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health 10 Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health
By Donald S. Whitney

The ten probing questions Whitney poses in this book will help you look beyond your spiritual activity to assess the true state of your spiritual health. His questions cut to the heart of the matter: Is your character becoming more like Christ's? Are you spiritually healthy, or just spiritually busy? Whitney will help you ask yourself the right questions for evaluating your growth in the areas that really matter.

1516106: Healthy Christian Growth Healthy Christian Growth
By Sinclair Ferguson

Biblical guidelines for growing to maturity. The pattern of God's work in the lives of His people is explained and concludes with a brief spiritual check-up. Relevant to all stages of spiritual development, it provides a guide that will be especially helpful to new Christians.

71374: Made for His Pleasure: Ten Benchmarks of a Vital Faith Made for His Pleasure
By Alistair Begg

Are you living for God's pleasure or for your Own? In this popular book, Alistair identifies ten benchmarks from Scripture that will prove invaluable as you seek to live a life that is pleasing to God. His clear, personal message will challenge and revitalize your faith.

20953: Sure I Believe-So What: How to Really Live Your Faith Sure I Believe-So What
By James Montgomery Boice

No matter how enthusiastically we embrace doctrinal teaching it has no real power unless accompanied by action in our lives. In this study of the book of James, one of the most practical of the Bible books, Boice tackles key areas of conflict in the Christian's life. These include avoiding hypocrisy, guarding our tongues, using our wealth appropriately, keeping going when times are tough.

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