Challenging Christianity (Paperback)
Why is it that people throughout the world, regardless of religious or social affiliation, think there must be more to life than they are experiencing? This is highlighted by marketers who communicate the urgent need for change and transformation...promising solutions to our most pressing needs. The problem is that our deepest needs are not met by something that costs only $29.95 plus shipping and handling. Instead, we need an incalculably valuable, transformational experience with the God of the universe. Is Jesus Christ really the God of heaven and earth who is able to meet our most significant needs? If not, let's put Christianity to rest once and for all. However, if Jesus Christ holds the answers for life, then how can you fully experience Him today? In this dynamic new book, author and speaker Jeff Schwarzentraub gets beyond the routines, rhetoric, and rituals of religion and points the way for those who have the courage to follow. "Anyone who knows Jeff knows...he is no fan of casual Christianity. If you're looking for something warm and cozy, then stay away from this book. But if you're looking for something to challenge you, kick you out of your comfort zone, and help you stretch to new places...then read Challenging Christianity at your own risk." -Cal Rychener, Senior Pastor, Northwoods Community Church, Peoria, Illinois Jeff Schwarzentraub is the founder and president of One Heartbeat Ministries. Jeff earned a B.A. in Speech Communications from the University of Illinois and his Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, where he graduated with honors. Those who hear Jeff are moved by his unique ability to connect with his audience and inspired by his passion, faith, energy, and commitment.