Restart: Getting Past Christian-Ish

Restart: Getting Past Christian-Ish

by Scott L. Engle


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ISBN-13: 9781462728671
Publisher: CrossBooks Publishing
Publication date: 06/26/2013
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Scott L. Engle is the teaching pastor of St. Andrew UMC, a 7,000-member congregation in Plano, Texas. He teaches several Bible studies, writes a weekly Bible study, and is the primary preacher at St. Andrew's teaching service. He earned a bachelor's degree from Louisiana Tech University, an MBA from Harvard University, and a PhD from the University of North Texas. He lives in Frisco, Texas, with his wife, Patti. Visit him online at where a discussion guide for the book can be found.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgements xiii

Restart?? Christian-ish?? xvii

The Biblical Story 1

The Bible 3

Beginnings-Acts 1 & 2 6

A Fresh Starts-Act 3 17

The God Who Saves-Act 3 Continued 27

God's Relentless Pursuit-still Act 3! 40

The promise keeper-Act 4 52

Our Place in God's Story-Act 5 64

The End of Tears-Act 6 75

The Essential Beliefs 91

I believe 93

God the Father 97

And in Jesus Christ 104

Suffered under Pontius Pilate 114

The third day he rose 127

The Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church 137

Communion and forgiveness 146

The everlasting resurrection 155

Confronting the Objections 163

The Really Hard Questions 165

God, Where Are You? 169

What About Evil? 178

Is Jesus Really the Only Way? 188

Real Christians? 196

Is God a Bully? 206

Hell? 215

Getting Past Christian-ish 225

Appendix-Practical Bible Study Tools 231

About the Author 237

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