My friend Brenda gave me Classic Christianity to give to my brother in 1993. At the time, I was struggling with guilt, frustration, and anger. Guilt over past sins, anger because I couldn’t understand why trying to live the Christian life was impossible, and frustrated over it. I told God I was giving up on Christianity. I love Jesus, but not this Christian stuff. Then I remembered the book Brenda had given me. “Hmmm,” I thought. “’Life is too short to miss the real thing’. Well, I’m missing it, so I’d better read this book.” I began reading, and could not put it down. I felt as if scales were falling off my eyes! I began to see life and God’s love in a whole new way—His way! Wow, He loved me FIRST! What a concept!
I received Classic Christianity and Faith That Pleases God through a friend of mine. Truly, they confirm and strengthen the things God has been teaching me. Your teaching has freed our church from the traditional, non-essential, legalistic way we learned from our denomination. We have learned that we don’t need to struggle in our faith, but just simply respond to what God has done.
Pastor Fernando, the Philippines
As I approach the 7-year anniversary of my daughter’s suicide, I have a God who makes sense and a Bible that makes sense. Your book, Classic Christianity, was one of the books God used to penetrate a darkness where I could not be counseled or consoled. I was poised to walk the same pathway to death as my daughter when I heard the still, small voice of God again in those few words of responding to God, coming from the radio through your program, People to People.
I heard about People to People from the book, Classic Christianity. I can never express how grateful I am for reading it! My view of myself—and God—has completely changed, and I’m now learning to walk in the freedom I’ve always had, but never understood, in Christ. I thank God for you and your ministry.
Thank you for your book, Classic Christianity. I’ve been a Christian for almost 25 years, and since then have lived under more bondage and despair than I did before I was a Christian. I have fought to live the successful, fulfilling Christian life, but have failed miserably time and time again. After a series of heartbreaking situations that took place in my life, and losing just about everything 5 years ago, I finally gave up. I refused to do anything with my life until it was made perfectly clear to me why I kept hitting walls. I was so tired of living the unsuccessful, unfulfilling, miserable Christian life. Finally, after 5 long years, the Lord led me to your book, Classic Christianity. In it, you pointed me toward the truth; a truth I have never understood until now. It was so simple; I don’t know why I didn’t get it before.
Your book, Classic Christianity, is one of the most profound books I have ever read. I am 63, and have been a Christian for 25 years. I have been active in evangelism and discipleship, and in my church. Almost every page of your book provided a clearer picture of concepts I have known for years. Many things I now view in a much healthier and effective way. I have given away many copies of Classic Christianity, and have used it in a number of group and one-on-one studies. It should be required reading for all believers.
This book changed my life! Classic Christianity gave me a new and real perspective of who God is, and how He sees me. Because of this book, I no longer see God as someone sitting up in heaven with a wooden spoon, waiting for me to mess up so that He can bop me on the head. Instead, I see Him as God, full of grace and mercy, who loves me so much that He can’t wait to spend time with me! I highly recommend this book!
Recently I hired a Christian man to do some remodeling. He told me of his confusion over so many doctrines, from charismatics and legalists. I told him about your radio ministry and gave him Classic Christianity. He read the book; several days later he thanked me, and said that his life was totally changed by hearing and understanding the Gospel for the first time. Every day after that, I saw him working away with headphones, listening to your radio broadcast. I thought you might like to know about another instance of someone’s life being changed by the truth.
I accepted Christ’s gift of eternal life through His death and resurrection 12 years ago after reading Classic Christianity. Thank you to Bob George for writing this book. It was amazing to see the scripture come alive in his book. I checked out every verse you used in my own Bible to be sure that the amazing news of grace was true. I had been churched, but didn’t know about salvation. Thank you for your passion to share the truth.God bless you and be with you.
Dianne, British Columbia
To tell the truth, Classic Christianity sat on my dresser for nearly 3 years because the title looked boring to me. I thought I knew everything about Christianity. I was arrogant and proud. For some reason, it caught my attention this spring. After I read it, I realized that it is spiritual dynamite.