Item description for I Lost My Religion: When I Found Amazing Grace by Jim Clifford...
Today there are countless adult Christians who are struggling with unresolved spiritual issues. Some have sought relief in the religious teachings of their youth only to discover they are no longer relevant to their present day situations. In adult life, Jim Clifford found himself questioning what he truly believed about God and how he came to believe it. He discovered that many of his beliefs were not truly based upon the word of God, but strongly influenced by the legalistic, religious environment in which he grew up. Receiving a true revelation of God?s grace provided Jim with the inner peace he longed for and freed him up to become the person God really intended for him to be. This book will assist those who are: struggling over what they believe, seeking to know god on a more intimate level, plagued by guilt, or faced with the judgmental attitude of others.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.66" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.45" Weight: 0.42 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 2002
ISBN 1591293758 ISBN13 9781591293750
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"A Lesson From the Pages of History" Oct 3, 2003
After reading your Bio, I can say I have been there too, to some extent. Becoming a Christian quite late in life, I found a Church that seemed to be just what we were looking for. Unfortunately, man made rules spoiled it, and spiritual abuse came into play. I am in another church now, there are still man made rules but I hope I have learned and grown enough to avoid the traps and keep my eyes on God.
Lost in Columbia, SC Aug 20, 2003
Outstanding! Where's the sequel, Jim!?
Review from a lost teacher in Columbia, SC Aug 20, 2003
Outstanding! Where's the sequel, Jim?
I Lost My Religion - When I Found Amazing Grace Oct 13, 2002
Your book is proof that a new wave of though is sweeping over the land, opening the Bible allegories for the true message waiting to be taught. Truly, this is a sequel to my book, "Spiritual Awakening to a New World" in bringing to light the weakness in our old religious teachings.
THE ANTIDOTE FOR LEGALISM! Aug 4, 2002
This book is RECOMMENDED FOR EVANGELICALS IN GENERAL AND PENTECOSTALS/CHARISMATICS IN PARTICULAR!Jim Clifford has given the church world an excellent guide to growing in the Grace of God. Besides having an excellent title, the book provides solid information that's practical, inspiring and certainly heart-felt. While it is designed as a teaching tool, it reads like a memoir. In fact, it reminded me of The Confessions of St. Augustine, in that is is very personal and challenging.Clifford holds nothing back and his sincerity is clear and convincing. He takes you inside his churches and reveals his own short-comings. He also brings you inside his home, where he addresses his failure with his wife and children. His feelings of hopelessness and anger are all noted.They are punctuated with his prayers to God.But then he describes his life-changing moment when he found amazing grace. Clifford hits the nail on the head when he shows how Christians rely on their works to please God. At the same time, he uses many Scriptures to explain the danger of such practice. Then he emphasizes the truth: God's gift of eternal life is received by faith alone in Christ alone. It's not of works, but is the gift of God so that no one can brag.Having grown up in a Pentecostal church myself, I could easily identify with Clifford's message. And I commend him putting this work in print. This book is beautifully written and filled with Scripture and sound doctrine. It should be on the shelf of every Christian library. It deserves the respect given to classic memoirs, such as those written by Augustine, Wesley, Calvin, etc.I say, BUY THIS BOOK! No, BUT TWO OR THREE COPIES and then share them with Christians who are trying to please God through their own efforts, outside the Grace of Christ.