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Classic Christianity: Life's Too Short to Miss the Real Thing Audible – Abridged

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I have been a Christian for 15 years and my faith has been a heavy burden for me for so long and I never understood why. Peace and joy were only words to me. I assumed that I just had not yet achieved "authentic Christianity" and that I had to work to achieve that level before I could know those things that God promises. Boy, was I off base. Bob George's book literally changed my life (and I don't use that phrase liberally or lightly). It showed me the true gospel message that I had been missing for so long. For the first time in my depressed life, God lifted the blackness and I knew what peace and rest meant. I now know more about what salvation REALLY means: true life on earth not just biding our time until we get to heaven. The Lord meets you where you are. Thank God for that AND for Bob George's book. A must read for anyone looking for rest in their faith.
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This title is the second one I have read by Bob George. After reading "Faith that Pleases God" and being disappointed, I wanted to read his best-selling work. Now I understand why so many people have shown interest in this particular author.
George addresses a problem that is all too prevalent in Christian circles today: legalism. Far too many people have found salvation through faith in Christ alone, only to be enslaved by a long list of religious duties and spiritual obligations. George brings his readers back to the Scriptural basics here. He repeatedly makes the point that God saves us and KEEPS us saved through grace alone.
I recommend this book highly to all Christians, especially those believers from conservative or fundamentalist backgrounds. George proclaims God's Biblical truth about salvation and sanctification. In doing so, he sets his readers free.
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I became a Christian while in college, 24 years ago. In spite of my "selling out" to the Lord, attending seminary, and marrying a pastor (who got out of the ministry, a decade ago), I have had an insurmountable battle with guilt, because of one specific sin in my past. Even though I appeared, to everyone who knew me, to be a bubbly, fun, happy person, my emotional baggage was heavy...An old college friend and I hooked up, 20 years after having last seen one another, and he gave me the book, thinking it might be key to my inability to let go of this one sin. This book, single-handedly, did what neither my husband, nor time spent praying, or ANYTHING else I've tried, for two decades, could do - it set me free, and I am at peace - TRULY at peace - for the first time in my life. My walk with the Lord is finally not built on trying to do the right thing, but on resting in the hammock of His love for me - a concept I understood but could not apply to mySELF. If you are frustrated with anything in your past or present, this is THE book for you...I also liked that the author wasn't a Christian, until the age of 36 - sort of "my type" of Christian. Regardless of where you are, this is the most awesome book you will EVER read. It is also the ONLY book I have EVER read which was, simultaneously, intellectually-stimulating AND and easy-read. Phenomenal. I am reading it for the second time, immediately after having finished it, and I have bought 15 copies, to give to friends I have who struggle with various things which are difficult to let go of. Two friends who are reading it right now are NOT Christians, and both have said, "I want this...this is what I've looked for, all my life...I want what you have.Read more ›
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Bob George has explained the true essence of the Gospel in such a way that you'll wonder how you ever missed it in the first place. The words of the Bible have not changed, but after reading Classic Christianity, the way you see those words will. Through wonderfully relevent analogies and the author's own true-to-life stories, you will come to an understanding of how much the Christian life is identity, not behavior -- being, not doing.
Though having grown up in the church, I turned away from God as I entered college. Before I graduated, however, I came back to Him because of the Gospel message as taught to me by Bob George. That was five years ago and I'm still plugging along with the full realization that His grace means everything. I've read Classic Christianity countless times in the 5 years since first picking it up and it never gets old, it only gets better. This book is rarely on my bookshelf, though. I seem to keep giving it away.
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... Bob George doesn't have exclusive access to the truths he illustrates in his book. A Christian doesn't have to read this book to realize the abundant life he or she has in Christ Jesus.
So why do I recommend this book so highly? Mainly because I believe that God has blessed Bob with an incredible ability to communicate spiritual messages to others. He certainly communicated those messages to me. Classic Christianity had a major impact on my life. Before reading this book, I was steeped in religion. I was brought up to believe that "God helps those who help themselves." Only later in life did I learn that the Bible never actually said that, Benjamin Franklin did. So everything I did as a Christian I did out of my own effort, trying to repay God a little for what He did for me by sending His Son to die on the cross. Oh sure, I sometimes asked God to help me when things were going a little rough, but I never considered asking anything of Him when situations were going well or my problems seemed manageable.
I certainly didn't ask for God's help when I read the Bible, and this is why I never came to the conclusions Bob did until after reading Classic Christianity. Bob consistently returns to the scriptures while making his points. He helped me to realize the importance, rather the necessity of relying upon the Holy Spirit for guidance through ALL parts of my life. Once I started to let the Holy Spirit take control of my life, I began to see the Bible from an entirely new vantage point. Everything started to make sense.
Bob's book does exactly what every Christian book should. It leads us back to our relationship with Jesus. Once there, we can receive truth right from the source of truth.
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