The New Believer's Guide to the Christian Life: What Will Change, What Won't, and Why It Matters

The New Believer's Guide to the Christian Life: What Will Change, What Won't, and Why It Matters

by Alex Early


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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764218361
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/18/2016
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 4.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Alex Early is the author of The Reckless Love of God and serves Redemption Church in Seattle, Washington. Alex has been heavily involved in training church leaders both in the U.S. and abroad. He is a sought-after speaker and lives with his wife, Jana, and their two children in Seattle. Find out more at

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