Do you own any books that you have never read entirely? Sure, I bet you do . . . like those moments when you thought you should cultivate a wider reading range and bought War and Peace or the complete works of Shakespeare. I bought the complete works of Jane Austen and have so far read only 2 novels but enjoyed the others via BBC!
Ten years ago, I acquired a little book (only 90 small pages), called Steps to Christ. I have, from time to time, flicked through its content but never read it from cover to cover. This past week, I read it. I read some chapters twice even, not because I didn't understand but because it was so wonderful and uplifting.
As the title suggests, it is an introduction to Jesus Christ and His lovely perfect character, how to meet Him and what it all means to you! I have been greatly blessed by reading it through and can only recommend it to anyone who wants to grow closer to Jesus. If you are looking to find something new that is outside of what the bible teaches, you won't. This book is built from bible texts and compels you to go back and read the bible for yourself. Yes, it takes away any fear of reading God's Word. Just delightful.
I would also like to share with you a little personal testimony. Before arriving in Hervey Bay, I hit the lowest of lows and am not proud of myself for how I handled it. But since we've moved, to a home that is not our own, with no job and prospects bleak, Rick and I have leant on Jesus. We have been impressed to pray together every morning at 6 am. God has made it possible for us to open a little book of blessings to the boys every morning after breakfast and have prayed together as a family. We do the same again after dinner. Rick and I have been praying on our own too. And none of this is in our own strength, we are compelled by our love of God to talk to Him, to read His Word and fellowship with other christians. We have received a massive blessing and a major dose of faith.
If you are needing a major dose of faith but don't know where to start, read Steps to Christ.