This is a little ‘off topic’ as they say. It is not really about setting up Christian House Sitters but both on this blog and on the Christian House Sitters web site there is a mention of the books that I have written.
I have had a number of emails asking about the Christian book called Let’s Get Serious. Folk want to know what it is about and where or how it can be used.
To save me writing the same answer over and over here are a couple of quotes.
The first is from the Introduction and explains the book.
The second is the openig page of the book.
EXTRACT FROM INTRODUCTION:
As you study this book you will learn, in very, practical down-to-earth, terms what it means to follow Jesus Christ allowing Him to become Lord of every area of your life. As you apply these teachings you are going to find God doing some wonderful things in your life. To help you get started I would like to suggest a few ways in which you can get the most benefit from this book.
1. It can be used for private study. In this case do not try to read the whole book at one sitting. Read at most one chapter per day and think carefully about how you can begin applying the principles that you have learnt before moving on to the next section.
2. This book can also be studied by a couple or indeed by a family. In this case apply the same rule outlined above but do not use the self-evaluation appendix printed at the end of the book. Instead make a copy for each person and fill it in individually and privately.
3. This book is ideal for use in a bible study/ house group situation. People will each need their own copy. Study the chapter at home before coming to the meeting then at the meeting you can discuss the teachings.
4. Finally this book is valuable as preparation for one of my seminars or as a reminder of what you learnt during the seminar. (For details about arranging a seminar please contact me. )
EXTRACT FROM CHAPTER ONE:
The preacher was an impressive looking man with a deep booming voice. Everyone had told me what a great speaker he was, and I was certainly not disappointed. When he spoke he conveyed a feeling of power and authority.
Near the end of his sermon he turned to the congregation and said; ‘One day a Chicken and a Pig were strolling down the road together when they noticed a small boy sitting at the roadside. He was dressed in rags and was sobbing. The Chicken and the Pig felt sorry for him so they went over and asked him why he was so sad. The young lad tearfully explained, “I’m hungry, you see my Dad is out of work and so there is no money at home and with no money there is no food. I am crying because I am hungry.”
The Chicken and the Pig drew aside and the Chicken said; “We must DO something. But what can we do? They thought for a while then the chicken turned to the pig and said, “I know let us pool our resources and give the kid a meal of bacon and eggs.
“Just a moment”, replied the Pig,” That’s all very well for you. All you would be doing is making a token contribution but for me it would mean total commitment.
The preacher thundered ‘God is not interested in our token contributions, He demands total commitment!’
I left that meeting feeling guilty. I knew that I’d not given God total commitment. How, I wondered does one even begin.
The idea of living a life of total surrender to God seemed somehow rather frightening and certainly far beyond my capacity. I wanted somebody to put some handles on the concept of commitment, something practical that I could grasp hold of and apply in my life……..
God bless you,