Item description for Simple Faith by Charles Swindoll...
Overview In this classic work, now available in trade paperback, Swindoll shows Christians how they can break free from exhausting, performance-based faith and calls believers back to the simplicity of the Sermon of the Mount.
Trapped in complicated Christianity? Here's permission to come out of confinement
How did so many people wind up trapped by complicated systems of performance-based faith? Why do we push ourselves past our limits in pursuit of more works than any reasonable Pharisee would have demanded? Must we run at a pace somewhere between maddening and insane to prove we're among the faithful?
"No " is the emphatic answer from best-selling author Chuck Swindoll. In "Simple Faith," he shows us how to get free from such arbitrary confinement. He reminds Christians that they serve a God who promised freedom, peace, and rest. And it's "everlasting"―not "exhausting"―life, remember?
Here at last is an exhilarating invitation to simple faith. Move beyond rat-race Christianity and break the bars calculated to wilt free spirits.
A cage is no place for a Christian. "Welcome to your wings "
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Aug 6, 2003
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0849944198 ISBN13 9780849944192 UPC 023755021731
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More About Charles Swindoll
Charles R. Swindoll has aired "Insight for Living "since 1979 in major Christian radio markets around the world. His extensive writing ministry and leadership as president and now chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary has helped prepare and equip a new generation for ministry. Chuck and Cynthia, his partner in life and ministry, have four grown children and ten grandchildren.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Simple Faith?
Based on the Sermon on the Mount Jan 21, 2007
Chuck Swindoll has a gift for being able to present the tough truths of scripture in an accessible way. Sometimes, his rush to be relevant causes him to go awry from what the text is saying (You can really see this in his book "Laugh Again," a (very) loose exposition of Philippians.
But Pastor Swindoll is in fine form in this marvelous series on the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). He does a good job of expounding the biblical text and applying it to today's issues. I liked how he compared Jesus' teachings on anger and adultery with what Jesus says later in the Gospel of Matthew. He also does a good job of transitioning from one section of scripture to the next. For example, he shows how his desire for us to keep our marriage vows (Matt 5:31-32) moves into the discussion of keeping our other vows and not swearing at all (Matthew 5:33-37).
I'm not sure that the title of the book is a good encapsulation of the Sermon on the Mount. A more apropo title might have been "Kingdom Living Here and Now." (On the other hand, didn't John MacArthur use this title already?)
This book isn't quite as good as John Stott's "Message on the Sermon on the Mount," but it's up there, and a preacher will want to have it in his library.
One of the best books I've ever read. Oct 4, 2004
I picked up this book not long after I made the decision to step out of the rat race for the rest of my life, to return to the way I once lived, namely simple. I've listened to Swindoll for years and he has, hands down, been the most influential man in my life so understand that I'm already biased strongly in his favor.
I've been through a lot of Chuck's studies and books. I think this was the book that best captured Swindoll's perspective on life and the Christian faith. It was the book that cemented my desire that God build me into the kind of man Swindoll is.
This is one book that I think every believer ought to read. It reminds the reader that faith really is a simple matter. After five years of seminary, I fully understand man's propensity for making faith into something way more complicated than God intended.
Reading Simple Faith was like taking a spiritual bath. It reminded me the value of simplicity, child-like simplicity in my relationship with Christ. It made me feel like a kid again. No baggage, no complicated arguments, just faith.
I've read this book several times since it was first published and I'll no doubt read it again. Simply put, this book still holds the #1 or #2 spot on my all-time list of most helpful books ever read, including all of my books for seminary.
I can't give this book a high enough recommendation. If you have a yearning to step out of the rat race and begin the journey back to a simple life of simple faith, this book is a great place to begin that journey.
Get back to the basics! Jul 29, 2002
New or old, Christians tend to think they must out-do, over-perform, out-tithe, out-memorize, over-volunteer the next Christian in order to prove how faithful they are. That's not what faith or Christianity is about! This book gets you back to the basics, back to the Sermon on the Mount, back to what Jesus said... not what the neighbor's said. If you're feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, or scared of the Christian faith, this is a wonderful book because it tells you what is the basics, what is required, what is called for by Jesus, so you can either leave the rest behind, or understand that you're doing it to (and for) yourself.
Simply a good book Sep 21, 2001
This book really encouraged me in my faith. It is a Bible study on the Sermon on the Mount and Jesus' central message. There is a true peaceful feeling in the writing. Swindoll urges us to get away from the busyness of modern life, even in the church, to focus on simple faith and building a relationship with God. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to be refreshed in their spirit.
Swindoll busts through the "rituals" into Simple Faith Sep 24, 1999
This is an important book for all people who desire to live the Christian life without legalism. Swindoll relates in his simple fashion basic truths about who we are as Christians & that, although faith is not without its trials, it really is easy - it is us who tend to make things difficult, not God.