Have you ever wished for a book which explores the Christian faith in an uncomplicated way, using understandable language? Real Faith is just such a book. It covers questions from the initial “Why do we believe?” to “What is expected of us?” Along with contemplating who God is; the book considers “What is Christian conversion?” and “Why is it so difficult to live the Christian life?”
The book faces the struggles within the Christian life with honesty and realism. All Christians, whether young or old, new or mature, will be spiritually strengthened and encouraged as they read Real Faith.
The Logos Bible Software edition of Real Faith is designed to encourage and stimulate your study and understanding of the Christian faith. Scripture passages link directly to your English translations and to the original language texts, and important apologetic concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. In addition, you can perform powerful searches by topic and find what other authors, scholars, and theologians have to say about Christianity.
- Covers the main issues of the Christian faith
- Guides Christians into a deeper understanding of their faith
- Why Do We Believe?
- What Are the Pillars of Christianity?
- Who Is God the Father?
- Who Is God the Son?
- Who Is God the Holy Spirit?
- What Is Christian Conversion?
- Why Is Being a Christian so Difficult?
- What Then Is Our Motivation?
- What Do Our Faces Show?
- What Is Portrayed by Our Attitude?
- What Then Is Expected of Us?
Praise for the Print Edition
Addressing common questions about the triune God . . . Christian conversion, and the challenges and expectations of Christian living, John Murray provides an introduction to essential Christianity. Writing with clarity and accessibility, Murray guides the all-ready committed to a deeper understanding of their faith and the seeker to a clearer picture of what it means to be a Christian.
—David Daniels, pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
John Murray, in Real Faith: What’s at the Heart of the Gospel?, moves us to consider the foundation of faith, speaking to the issues Christians frequently face. His purpose is to answer ‘. . . those questions which bring perspective to the Christian faith.’ He takes faith as an ethereal idea and brings it into our living. Beginning with ‘Why do we believe?’ he poses questions with stories and responses that lead naturally into questions for group study. This helps a reader, or a group, wrestle with how one thinks and what one believes. I recommend you take advantage of his work and turn it into a rich and faith-building moment.
—Brian C. Stiller, global ambassador, World Evangelical Alliance
Though the world be inundated with information, it is vital to communicate those words and ideas that will be significant long after this information-flooded age has passed away. And this book succeeds admirably in doing just that as Scripture and stories from the author’s own life, are woven together to form a fine introduction to the rich world of Christian thinking and experience.
—Michael A. G. Haykin, professor of church history and biblical spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Writing out of his own rich experience of the Christian life, John Murray has provided us with a book that is intended to orient those who are relatively new to the faith to the great truths of Christianity. It is written in a conversational style and tackles some important questions. It promises to be particularly helpful to those who are trying to square difficult circumstances with their faith.
—Ellis Andre, senior pastor, White Rock Baptist Church, British Columbia, Canada
This is a clear, straightforward, biblically solid, believer’s guide to the basics of the Christian faith. Rather than a series of analytical theological lectures, the author, instead, walks as a guide with the reader, succinctly describing with deep conviction the major, wondrous riches of Christian doctrine.
—T. R. Anderson, emeritus professor of theology and Christian social ethics, Vancouver School of Theology, Vancouver, Canada
- Title: Real Faith: What's at the Heart of the Gospel?
- Author: John Murray
- Publisher: Ambassador
- Publication Date: 2012
- Pages: 206
About John Murray
John Murray served for over 20 years as the executive director for Eurovangelism Canada, a mission working in Eastern Europe for the last 50 years. He traveled into many of the former communist countries, from Russia in the north to Albania in the south.