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Living as a Christian: Teachings from First Peter


Regal 2009

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What makes Christians different from everyone else? Countless misconceptions prevail in our culture, and even in the church, about what it means to be a Christian—not least the erroneous and all-too-common idea that Christians are just people doing their best to clean up their acts. People have misunderstood this concept throughout church history. The Apostle Peter wrote a letter to a group of early Christians to help them understand not only what had happened when they converted, but also how they should live and what they should believe as people who had been born again. In the hands of eminent teacher A. W. Tozer, Peter’s first letter of pastoral guidance is as timely and relevant to believers today as it surely was for those Christians living in the first century. Living as a Christian will help you embrace your position in Christ as “the pride of all heaven” and show you how to live in the center of God’s redeeming love, able to withstand anything and everything that would seek to undermine your faith.

The Logos Bible Software edition of this volume is designed to encourage and stimulate your study and understanding of Scripture. Biblical passages link directly to your English translations and original-language texts, and important theological 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 the Word of God.

Key Features

  • Examines what it really means to be a Christian
  • Helps readers to take hold of their life after becoming a Christian
  • Shows how Christians can live in the light of God’s love


  • The Amazing Christian
  • The Christian Believes in Things He Cannot See
  • The Christian Understands the Truth about Salvation
  • The Christian Is Redeemed from a Foolish Way of Life
  • The Christian’s Hope Versus All Other Hope
  • The Fundamental Difference between the Christian and the Non-Christian
  • The Christian Puts Aside Certain Things
  • Christianity: An Experience, Not an Experiment
  • The Christian Believes He Is Exactly What God Says He Is
  • The Christian’s Life among Non-Christians
  • The Christian’s Presence among the Unsaved
  • The Christian’s Relation to Government and Authority
  • The Christian Cannot Be Harmed
  • The Christian Believes the Whole Bible
  • The Christian Is a Stranger in a Strange Land
  • The Christian Bears His Suffering with Joy
  • The Christian Doesn’t Have a Care in the World
  • The Christian Stands Firm against False Teaching

Product Details

  • Title: Living as a Christian: Teachings from First Peter
  • Author: A. W. Tozer
  • Editor: James L. Snyder
  • Publisher: Regal
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 224

About A. W. Tozer

A. W. Tozer (1897–1963) was born on a small farm in what is now Newburg, Pennsylvania. His family moved to Akron, Ohio, when he was just a young boy. At age 17, Tozer heard a street preacher, responded to the calling of Christ, and began his lifelong pursuit of God. After becoming an active witness of Jesus as a lay preacher, he joined The Christian and Missionary Alliance and was soon serving as the pastor of West Virginia’s Alliance Church. In 1928, he transferred to the Southside Alliance Church in Chicago, and his ministry continued there for 31 years. During that time, he preached on the Moody Bible Institute’s radio station. In the 1940s, Tozer was invited to speak at Wheaton College, and seldom a year passed after World War II that he didn‘t preach in the college’s Pierce Chapel. In 1950 he became the editor of The Alliance Life magazine and served in that capacity until his death.

Self-taught, with no formal Bible training, Tozer has been called a twentieth-century prophet within his own lifetime. Through years of diligent study and constant prayer, he sought the mind of God. A master craftsman in the use of the English language, he was able to write in a simple, cogent style the principles of truth he had learned. For Tozer, “there was no substitute for knowing God firsthand.” He wrote many of his books with one idea in mind—that his reader would achieve the heart’s true goal in God and maintain that relationship with Him.

About James L. Snyder

James L. Snyder is the pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala, Florida, a Christian and Missionary Alliance church (1973–present). He is recognized as an authority on the life and ministry of A. W. Tozer, and has written a number of books as well as numerous essays in Christian periodicals about Tozer. He has a weekly radio ministry, writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column carried by 35 newspapers, as well as over a dozen monthly magazines, both online and print.

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