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Overview Everts paints a picture of following Jesus by looking at the experiences of the earliest Christians.
Publishers Description On one momentous day two thousand years ago, all at once, three thousand people decided to follow Jesus. What was all that about? What were they getting themselves into? What is it like to follow Jesus--then and now? Don Everts paints a picture of following Jesus by looking at the experiences of the earliest Christians. He recounts what happened, what they believed, what they did next and what it all might mean for you. Becoming a follower of Jesus can be as dramatic as welcoming a newborn baby. Discover here the wonder of birth and the joy of being alive in Christ.
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Don Everts is Minister of Outreach at Bonhomme Presbyterian Church in Chesterfield, Missouri, where he spends time cultivating relationships with people who are generally skeptical Christians with a passion for evangelism and global justice. He previously served as an area director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in Boulder, Colorado. Most of Don's books are inspired by students. Jesus with Dirty Feet came from a summer of pick-up basketball with a group of Boulder locals. The Smell of Sin came from helping college men through temptations. The One Guy's Head Series came from an argument with a friend. In college, Don majored in English and enjoyed courses in philosophy, religion and sociology. He loves books and reads broadly--from Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky to cyberpunk writer William Gibson. National Geographic and Wired are among his favorite magazines. Don Everts's latest work for Likewise is the One Guy's Head Series.
Don Everts currently resides in Boulder, in the state of Colorado. Don Everts was born in 1971.
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Getting a handle on faith Jan 21, 2009
Getting Your Feet Dirty is essentially a guide to being a Christian. Don Everts is a gifted writer who has been involved with Intervarsity for several years, and is also the author of Jesus With Dirty Feet. Everts turns to the best source for a study of how new Christians should live their lives: the first two chapters of Acts.
The book is almost a commentary on those first two chapters, with just a bit of a literary twist. Everts discusses what the first followers of Jesus were like, and what caused them to have their conversion, or "new birth." He lists some of their habits and practices, all the while sprinkling in some stories of his own that help illustrate his points. There is a section at the end of each chapter that answers a few questions that new believers might have.
This book is short(only 148 pages), concise, and easy to understand. Everts takes some of the confusing aspects of Christianity and explains them simply. This would be a great book to give to a new Christian, or for someone who is trying to understand the practical fundamentals of Christianity.