Foundations: Building a Solid Christian Life

Foundations: Building a Solid Christian Life


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The Christian life is not an easy road. In today’s culture, it seems like a thousand voices tell us what to think, what to believe, who to follow, and what to do. As a pastor and counselor, Dr. Gil Stieglitz has had the privilege of talking with all kinds of people, who are either being drawn toward faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, or who have stepped out in faith but have many questions. Foundations: Building a Solid Christian Life answers many of the most basic questions about living in dynamic connection with God. It delves into four foundational blocks for what it means to live as a Christian and how to interact with God through Jesus Christ.

Block 1: Jesus and the Christian Life

Who is Jesus Christ? What happens when a person first becomes a Christian? What is the evidence of true conversion and salvation?

Block 2: Growing as a Follower of Christ

How does a Christian learn to follow Christ? What benefits come from being a disciple? What is baptism? How does a Christian think? How does Christianity answer the basic questions of life?

Block 3: The Wonder of the Church

What is the church and why is it so important? What does is contribute personally and to society as a whole? What are vital actions that only the church can take and what happens when it does?

Block 4: Finding and Living in the Will of God

All people want a life of meaning, purpose, significance, and love. What does it mean to live in the center of God’s will and how do you find it? Why don’t people pursue God’s will to the fullest?

Foundations: Building a Solid Christian Life is perfect for the new believer or anyone with questions about Christianity. It can be experienced as a personal study or in a small group format. We recommend reading each chapter one after the other, like blocks that build upon one another. Each one is crucial to your growth and enjoyment of the Christian life. If you have been a Christian for a long time, or you are just taking a look at the Christian life, jump in and start building a solid foundation for right thinking about the Christian faith.

One Amazon reviewer gave this book five stars and said this: "I haven't finished the book yet, but I strongly recommend it already. I will be writing a more detailed review when I am finished." (Jan. 2017)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996885515
Publisher: Principles To Live By
Publication date: 09/23/2016
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Gil Stieglitz is an author, speaker, professor, leadership consultant, and a catalyst for change. Gil has a heart for helping people experience their full potential as a Christian. Foundations: Building a Solid Christian Life is his twenty-fifth published book. To learn more about Gil, his books, resources, and teaching and consulting opportunities, visit

Jennifer Edwards represents PTLB Publishing as an editor and author, having co-authored God's Radical Plan for Wives by Gil and Dana Stieglitz and authored the companion study guide. Her thriving editing and writing company, Jennifer Edwards Communications, serves a wide variety of authors, companies, and non-profits ( She completed her Master's Degree in Biblical and Theological Studies with Western Seminary, and utilizes her Bible expertise for helping Christian authors.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Building block #1: Jesus Christ and the Christian Life.
Building block #2: Growing as a Follower of Christ.
Building block #3: The Wonder of the Church.
Building block #4: Finding and Living in the Will of God
Appendix 1: Answering the Ten Big Questions of Life from a Christian Worldview
Appendix 2: Spiritual Gifts
Appendix 3: Significant Questions regarding Spiritual Gifts
Appendix 4: Developing Our God-given Dream
Appendix 5: Natural Abilities
Appendix 6: A Small Sampling of Natural Abilities
About the Author
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