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The Pretend Christian: Traveling Beyond Denomination to the True Jesus by [Deirdre Reilly]

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The Pretend Christian: Traveling Beyond Denomination to the True Jesus Kindle Edition

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“Doing a show about Christ, I’ve been introduced to every denomination out there, and I’ve been thrilled to see people unite when discussing the stories of Christ, and dismayed to see them divide when insisting on their denominations. This is a great book at the perfect time, and more than that, it’s IMPORTANT.” -- Dallas Jenkins, Creator, The Chosen

“Deirdre Reilly has found the secret to an abundant life, and she shares her story in
The Pretend Christian. It's a story of grace and victory that so many of us need. In a world that often leaves us feeling isolated and cynical, the truth Reilly shares provides a window to where hope may be found.” -- Seth Barnes Executive director, Adventures in Missions

“In a world that is desperate for change, this wonderful book,
The Pretend Christian, shows the reader that we are all walking the same path and struggling along the way. It is a wonderful reminder that we are not alone, we can be great, and it is okay to believe. The net result is a better world for all.” -- Toni Brinker Founder and CEO, One Community USA

“I loved reading
The Pretend Christian by Deidre Reilly. She writes authentically about the ups and downs of her spiritual journey that reflected much of my own experience. This is a book worth reading by anyone who is not sure about their faith, or for anyone who has questions and doubts, but still wants to know and experience Jesus.” -- Skip Vaccarello, General partner with 1Flourish Capital, author of Finding God in Silicon Valley, chairman of Connect Silicon Valley

"Deirdre Reilly shows the beautiful, but at times challenging, reality of what it means to be a ‘real’ Christian with a real faith in Jesus Christ. Her stories allow us to peek into her sensitive heart as she discovers Christ as a compassionate and loving friend who wants to share everything with us…Reilly invites all of us to put on our spiritual sunglasses and keep our eyes open to see God’s loving activity in us and around us. Wherever you are in your journey, this wonderful book will inspire you to want to know and love Jesus more, and to trust in his tremendous and very personal love for you." -- Fr. Michael Sliney, LC Chaplain, Washington DC at the Lumen Institute

“My friend Deirdre Reilly's wonderful book is mainly for two kinds of people: Those who know Jesus Christ as their savior and those who don't but who need Him. Deirdre has been in both places, on the hard days and the not-so-hard days, and her genuine faith, understanding and caring shines through on every page.” -- Mark Tapscott Editor, HillFaith

The Pretend Christian, Ms. Reilly convicts Christians to critically examine their behaviors to see whether they are drawing others to Christ or pushing them away. More importantly, she challenges non-believers to look past those behaviors and through to the overwhelming love in the heart of God Himself.” -- Meg Meeker, MD Best-selling author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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Hometown: Reading, MA --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08PL4GVSD
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ CrossLink Publishing (June 25, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 25, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 5962 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 117 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1633573125
  • Customer Reviews:
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I am a writer and editor, and my work has been published on various websites and in the pages of various publications including the Boston Herald, Dallas Morning News,,, and others. I have been a guest on radio and television in support of my work, and I penned a syndicated humor column for over 10 years. Today I am a contributing writer at, and I am very interested in producing Christian works that speak to those unsure about faith, or whose faith has dimmed.

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