Hey, I wrote a forward to a book! My friend and regular commenter Richard Graves (aka DJ Black Adam) wrote Unbelieving Believers. Please consider purchasing it here or get it free with a $25 donation to his ministry here. You can also check out his ministry on Blog Talk Radio.
Here’s the forward:
I met Richard through the world of blogging and we’ve become good friends. We agree on a lot and disagree on some things as well, but the discussions are always as polite as they are passionate. One thing I really admire about Richard is that he doesn’t just reflexively spout the positions of a political party. He thinks through each issue carefully and forms his own assessment.
When it comes to the essentials of Christianity and the important topics Richard addresses here we are very well aligned. His book is a strong and clear reminder of the essentials of the faith.
Many churches and Christians are running on the fumes of Christianity. By that I mean that we may do things out of habit and aren’t relying on the real power of God. We say we believe but our words and actions betray us, or at least shine a light on our lack of confidence. We’ve become too worldly.
Just as Jesus warned, there are many false teachers – wolves in sheep’s clothing – whose intent is to lead us astray and destroy us. Sometimes the attacks are more obvious than others.
Sometimes the subtle attacks are the most dangerous. As Richard notes, so many people go through life saying, “I believe in God / the Holy Spirit / Jesus / the Bible, BUT . . .” They let false ideas keep them from living a more vibrant Christian life and transforming the world through the power of the Gospel.
A key to successful living is constantly replacing lies with the truth, and Richard’s book is a great place to start. Become aware of the lies you’ve let yourself believe and replace those with the eternal truths of God’s word.
Richard isn’t afraid to speak those truths boldly – but what would you expect from an ex-Marine? When so many who claim the name of Christ either contradict or water down God’s word I am thrilled to be on the side of brothers in Christ like Richard who aren’t ashamed of the Gospel and share it with a balance of grace and truth.
As you read Unbelieving Believers I pray that you will remember many great truths of the faith and recharge your own passion to live in light of eternity. You don’t want to look back on this life and wish you had participated more in expanding the kingdom. You want to look back and know you gave it all you could and that you were a “believing believer!”
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I wish I could see the Table of Contents.
I’m glad people are writing books. We need more to keep up with the wolves out there.
There is a preview that you can look at on the publishers page that has the TOC.
Kewlness, thanks for the heads up. Ill have to look into it.
Hi DJ –
I swear I don’t see it or can’t find the TOC. And the saddest part is that I should be able to find it, right?
Way cool, Richard and Neil!!! Well done!
Richard – who published the book, and did you like them? I will check it out. Sounds like a great book.
Oh, okay – Lulu. That’s who I was using to get my Bulgarian pastor’s book into print, but I finally gave up and handed the project over to a DTP specialist in Sofia. I’m just not techno-savvy enough, I guess. I do like that the ISBN number and stuff is free, though.