I simply must tell you a story about myself. I was going through a time in my life where I had no one to turn to. I thought I had failed God. My marriage had failed and I wanted to die but was so afraid of what would happen to my soul. One very depressing day I came across your book in a lounge area where I work. My job title is Group Leader Custodian and normally I would only have looked inside the book to find an address or name in order to return it. This day was different. The pages in it spoke to my aching heart in a way nothing else could. Classic Christianity gave me a hope and a future. I have bought several more and passed them out to others who would benefit from reading it.
I just want to thank you with all my heart for your service to God's ministry!
I just read your book in French, "La Vraie vue Chretienne" (Classic Christianity). What you mention in that book is so true, so essential! Real life through Jesus living in us!
All my life I had a desire to know about God. I made many attempts to know Him more and more....from good "law keeping", to assisting at every church function. The more I tried to get to know Him the less I knew of Him. Finally, I abandoned all thought of ever knowing Him and decided to live my life as the flesh dictated, just hoping my good would outweigh the evil in the end. It was in the abandonment of trying to get to know Him that He found me! I was around 42 when someone turned me on to the book, Classic Christianity. Through the experiences Bob shared, I realized I had very similar experiences. I soon discovered that I was not just relating to someone's experiences but was coming to KNOW about God and my Lord, Jesus Christ. Finally, my life's desire was becoming a reality. Knowing Jesus as the gospel was being revealed through the pages of Classic and every page I turned was another accelerating discovery.
By the end of the book, I was coming to the end of myself and my efforts to establish a relationship with God. Funny, all the while God knew me and never gave up on revealing Himself to me, even when I gave up on Him. Galations 1:15-16 (NLT) became more meaningful to me..."But even before I was born, God chose me and called me by His marvelous grace. Then it pleased Him to reveal His Son to me."
After I was born-again at age 45, I was trying to follow a path for God, but really I was just studying the precepts of the Bible. I kept coming up short in faith, following ministries that teach the Law but talk about grace to sound good. Under the law you always lose hope. Hope is kept strong in the grace of God, giving you a heart to study the great gift of grace. Classic Christianity is one of the few books that will keep you strong in God's work - the real truth! It opened up my heart for the real true and holy God.
Alex, South Carolina
Refreshing, encouraging, and relevant! That’s how I’d describe Classic Christianity. Thank you for sharing your life with all of us through your book. Our Lord confirmed in my heart so many things that He has made real to me in the last ten years. I guess what made your journey so meaningful to me was that it so paralleled my own experience—bold, aggressive, motivating, and yet frustrated internally—wondering why the Christian life was so hard to live. Thanks again, Bob, for your contribution to my life and to hundreds of hurting Christians who desperately need to know this message.
I have recently read Classic Christianity. I am in total agreement with your writing and I wanted to share with you how much I enjoyed the book. You presented to the reader a deeper knowledge of the agape love of God along with the much-needed practical concepts of how that love is lived out in everyday life.
Just finished your book Classic CHRISTianity...it is really a Classic and it is, among my 80 or so Christian books, my favorite second only to the Bible.
I have just finished Classic Christianity. I cannot tell you how much it has impacted my life. I have ordered nine copies for my fellow sisters and brothers in Christ. If I had more money, I would make sure that everyone I knew who is wrestling with some of the same errors in thinking had a copy of this liberating book.
Bob, I have been taught that the idea of “once saved, always saved” is anti-gospel. But the truth of this message rings so true in my heart. I am going back through this book in greater detail this week. The first reading had me stopping on almost every page—asking God to make the truths you developed a reality in my heart. Bob, indeed life is too short to miss the real thing. And because of Classic Christianity, I believe I won’t miss it after all!
Thanks so much for Classic Christianity! I just finished it. As I read it, I once again marveled at the message of God’s love and grace. It comes through loud and clear in the book. I don’t know how anyone could read it and not see the truth of the message. I pray that the Lord will use this as a tool to reach not only the unsaved but Christians who are in bondage because of not knowing what “classic” Christianity is all about.
Steve and Connie, New Jersey
Classic Christianity is a wonderful reminder of God’s love, acceptance, and forgiveness of His children.