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Since the days of the Early Church, Christians have struggled to find a way to be 'good'-to please God by their own efforts. They end up carrying a burden God never intended them to bear. And what's more, their brand of Christianity ends up looking like any other religion of the world-bound by joyless rules and rituals. Fritz Ridenour's study of the book of Romans providesSince the days of the Early Church, Christians have struggled to find a way to be 'good'-to please God by their own efforts. They end up carrying a burden God never intended them to bear. And what's more, their brand of Christianity ends up looking like any other religion of the world-bound by joyless rules and rituals. Fritz Ridenour's study of the book of Romans provides an antidote to the pharisaical spirit and shows that Christianity is not a religion but a relationship. It is not man reaching up, but God reaching down. Every Christian can enjoy his or her birthright when they realize who they are in Christ. The result is a life full of hope, joy, power and potential....

Title : How to be a Christian Without Being Religious: Discover the Joy of Being Free in Your Faith
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ISBN : 9780830727896
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 176 Pages
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How to be a Christian Without Being Religious: Discover the Joy of Being Free in Your Faith Reviews

  • Apryl Anderson
    2019-05-15 10:28

    This is an absolute classic! It's the letter to the Romans, anytime, anyplace. (I love my 1967 Special Crusade Edition, with it's funky cartoon drawings. It takes me right back to Paupers' Paperbacks in Bowling Green, Ohio.)

  • Linda Griffin
    2019-05-22 15:42

    I read this many years ago and have kept it because it has the basics that people should remind themselves about periodically. Sometimes as Christians grow they become into themselves and proud of how “religious” they are. Faith and trust are the basics that have nothing to do with how we appear to others or what we do. The church is full of religious people.

  • Lara Nance
    2019-05-12 14:23

    Highly recommend for Christians!This was very down to earth and helped clarify some issues I struggle with. Clearly defines being a Christian using Romans.

  • Carol
    2019-05-04 11:40

    I have written in the front inside cover of this book, "The Search." I also have sheets of paper with which I answered the questions. I wrote, "The gospel-the Good News of Jesus Christ. To me, personally, this means Jesus saved my from (and I listed the difficulties that I was experiencing in my life). Through Him, I am forgiven and have eternal life."I initially read this sometime in the eighties. It was during this time that I understood the concept of Jesus emotionally for I was struggling deeply and found strength through my faith. I believed that I was saved by this faith, alone. One of the questions asked was to summarize some Bible verses about salvation. Ridenour, who teaches the popular notion that there is nothing we have to do to be saved, included the Bible verse Hebrew 5:9, "And having been made perfect (talking about Jesus Christ), He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal life." In my notes, I wrote, "Jesus is the source of eternal salvation for all who obey Him (follow His teachings)." Although I did not realize the import of this verse at the time, it became integral to understanding "How To Be a Christian" and it had little to do with Ridenour's teaching. In 1993, I visited a little church building where I struggled with their teaching that one had to be baptized in order to be saved. I thought I was saved a long time ago. I felt saved. (I had even been baptized as a baby besides accepting Him into my heart as an adult. This was done by praying the "Sinner's Prayer") I believed I was saved but as I studied more thoroughly about salvation, I came to see that salvation does indeed include obedience, something that was stressed by this church of Christ. Obedience to the Word which teaches that in order to be saved, one has to first hear the gospel (Acts 8:5; Romans 10:17), believe what has been preached (John 3:16; Hebrews 11:6; Acts 8:5-6;), repent of one's sins (Romans 3:23; Acts 2:38) confess that Jesus is the Son of God (Acts 8:36-37; Romans 10:8-13), be baptized for the remission of one's sins (Acts 2:38, Romans 6:3-5, 17-18; 1 Peter 3:21) and then be faithful until death (Revelation 2:10; 2 Timothy 3:14-15). I was almost going to throw this long forgotten book away until I realized the importance of this book in my journey to the true understanding of the Scriptures. I hope that this review might spark your own search. If I can be of any service, please leave a comment. Thank you!

  • Ben B
    2019-04-30 11:42

    I read this book as a young teenager, and it was a big help to me in understanding grace. I suppose it is written for a teenage audience, and if I read it today I would be disappointed that it was simplistic. But it filled an important purpose in my life, and I appreciate that.

  • Krzysiek Troszczyński
    2019-05-16 14:44

    I should have read this book some 20 years ago in the beginning of my christian days. It is a spiritual milk, but milk of the highest quality. Down-to-earth, easy reading with brilliant explaining of profound truths, can't find better book for fresh converts.

  • Angela
    2019-05-17 08:24

    Loved the chapter summaries and writing exercises and the way Fritz made me think ofapplications for life today--great read for anyone wondering about the difference between being a Christian and being religious. They are not always synonymous.

  • Jeff
    2019-05-04 14:46

    Read this when I was just a baby. Had a great influence on my spirituality.

  • Justin Rose
    2019-05-14 12:38

    This is basically a practical application of Romans. Ridenour seemed to keep away from controversy without conceding truth, nor giving apologies.

  • Olivia
    2019-05-11 14:44

    ini tema yang menarik. supaya kita jangan terjebak dengan seremoni belaka tetapi pada hubungan pribadi dengan Allah. diambil dari kitab roma.. jadi kayak pendalaman alkitab kitab roma..

  • Chiman
    2019-05-09 13:18

    nice illustrations =)

  • Steven White
    2019-05-16 10:22

    This is a great exposition of the book of Romans. It amplifies that we are saved by grace and we need nothing else. Must read!

  • ALAGBooks
    2019-05-01 11:32

    June 2016 Recommended by Margaret B

  • Charlotte B
    2019-05-15 16:27

    intimidating title, but given by a then dear friend.

  • Read1000books
    2019-05-15 15:25

    A study of the Bible book of Romans using the Living Bible. A bit dated (it was written in the 1970's) but can still be helpful.