Living Faith Participant's Guide: A Guide to the Christian Life

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How were the books of the Bible chosen? What was the Roman world like during Jesus' life and ministry? And how are Christians to live out their faith in today's world? Living Faith offers thoughtful and engaging answers to questions about the faith, enabling believers of all backgrounds to understand Christianity more fully. John Schwarz compares and contrasts Christianity with other world religions, proposes helpful disciplines for a believer's spiritual growth, and provides a clear and balanced look at such controversial topics as free will and end-times theology.

Informative, insightful, and practical, Living Faith is an ideal resource for group or personal study, and also serves as the participant's guide in the curriculum series Living Faith: Exploring the Essentials of Christianity by Tom Wright.

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An overview of the essentials for Christian faith and life

How were the books of the Bible chosen? What was the Roman world like during Jesus' life and ministry? And how are we to live out our faith in today's world?

Living Faith enables believers of all backgrounds to understand Christianity more fully through an exploration of the history, foundations and core beliefs of the faith. This informative, insightful and practical book compares and contrasts Christianity with other world religions, proposes helpful disciplines for a believer's spiritual growth and provides a clear and balanced look at controversial topics such as the Apocrypha, free will and end-times theology.

Perfect for either personal or group use, Living Faith is an ideal and accessible resource.

"John Schwarz is a careful thinker, a lover of the faith, an equipper of the church. He has devoted himself to making an understanding of Christian Scripture and thoughts available on a broad scale. I am grateful for his work."-John Ortberg, teaching pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church

"John Schwarz writes so that laypersons can understand. What he writes shows the result of serious biblical scholarship. This is a good read for those who want to know what the Bible is all about."-Tony Campolo, professor emeritus, Eastern University

"Both a guidebook for inquirers and a refresher course for the casual, this brief survey of Christianity is a book that excels."-J. I. Packer, professor of theology, Regent College
John Schwarz has academic degrees in business, law and Christian studies. A former missionary in Africa, he is the author of A Handbook of the Christian Faith.

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John Schwarz has academic degrees in business, law, and Christian studies. He spent thirty years in the corporate business world before taking early retirement to go to Kenya as a missionary. He is the author of A Handbook of the Christian Faith, a book that grew out of Bible study courses he developed and taught in Kenya. He and his wife divide their time between Arizona and Minnesota.

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