Saturday, February 27, 2010

Believing Christ

I just read a book that talks about the difference between believing in Christ and believing what Christ says. I've mentioned Suzette Haden Elgin who starts with "be ye therefore perfect" (and the "yes, I really mean it") as a starting place.


But I've been reading Stephen E. Robinson who asks if we believe what Christ says when Christ says he is our savior. It is an interesting approach, one that I am finding nourishing.

While I've bought copies of Steadfast and Immovable: Striving for Spiritual Maturity by Robert L. Millet for people in the past, I think I am going to start buying copies of this book for some people now. Guess that is how I evaluate books -- have I felt the need to buy copies of it for people I know?

This book passes the test. Even better, like everything else, it is available for free through interlibrary loan.

5 comments:

Clean Cut said...

"Believing Christ" is definitely one of the books I've purchased the most and given away. Very, very helpful. I also recommend the sequel, "Following Christ".

Stephen said...

Thanks, I'm going to look at the next book, thanks.

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Keri Brooks said...

I love "Believing Christ". I gained a new understanding of the Atonement from reading it. It's concise, which is a huge plus, and it's just so full of hope and grace.

thatgoodpart said...

I love the book "Believing Christ" also. It helped me to get through a difficult time by actually believing him - rather than simply believing in him.

...My bishop had several copies that he would give away (which is how I got the book!)...