Item description for The Saving Life of Christ by W. Ian Thomas...
Overview This book, with deep reverence for its subject, takes readers along on a journey of consideration to discover the deeper meanings of the Christian life.
Publishers Description 'This book is simply written and will be of much help to new converts and defeated Christians in starting them off to a victorious spiritual life.' -- Bibliotheca Sacra 'Major Thomas points out how many dedicated people, ministers, Sunday school teachers, and the like, have come out of the old life but never gone on to the full, joyous life in Christ. He writes with fresh insight into many Bible passages, and challenges Christians to walk on and take the victory that is already won.' -- Faith at Work '. . . a very inspiring and helpful book.' -- Baptist Standard 'This is one of the most helpful treatments of a neglected subject which has come to this reviewer s attention.' --The Baptist Bulletin '. . . the author evidences keen insight into the definition and activity of the two natures of the believer and the path to victory. This path is explained with refreshing theological objectivity.' --The Sunday School Times 'A deeply spiritual study of the doctrine of the indwelling Christ. . . . Complete surrender is our need that Christ may live through us. We found the book helpful and enriching.' -- The Southern Baptist S.S. Board"
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.18" Width: 5.26" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Nov 18, 1989
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310332621 ISBN13 9780310332626 UPC 025986332624
Availability 0 units.
More About W. Ian Thomas
Major W. Ian Thomas has spent his life in Christian ministry. He founded and directed the Torchbearers, an international evangelistic organization, and is also the author of If I Perish, I Perish.
Reviews - What do customers think about Saving Life Of Christ?
Thank you Grandpa! Mar 21, 2005
I have been a Christian for a long time, and grew up in a great Christian home...the authors home to be precise. I was taught many of the principles from the Saving Life Of Christ from a very young age, but to be honest they didn't always sink in. Through high school I went through a very rebelious stage as so many ministry kids do and wasted a lot of time and opportunity to allow Christ to live through me. In fact I became so tired of always feeling like I needed to impress Christians or those around me that I wanted to give up. It wasn't until after high school that I figured it out...that it was never about me in the first place. I needed to just let go and allow God to be God in my life through Christ. It never really connected until I picked up Grandpa's book(very reluctantly I might add) and allowed myself know Christ as he desires to be known...in full dependence. I think this book is a great resource in helping us understand who Jesus came to be for us and the life that He longs to live through us. I also appreciate it because it does not rely on insirational dialogue as the motivating factor for someone to respond but rather on the word of God. It is not just for the spiritually mature but for anyone who desires to know Christ in a more powerful way. I am in no way the cookie cutter Christian...in fact I run a skateboard outreach for youth, and have used it in my Bible studies with kids who hardly have any concept of obeying the law let alone the Savior. I highly recommend it and am grateful that the Lord has used grandpa to reach so many people through The Saving Life Of Christ!
In His Strength,
Ben Thomas ~Pastor of Skatechurch~ Portland, OR www.skatechurch.net
Experience Victory Thorugh Christ! Oct 7, 2003
Thomas' wonderful title is an excellent encouragement to live a life of victory instead of defeat.
Among the important points Thomas covers include:
1. Having a new life in Christ saves us from the futility of self-effort. 2. To be a true disciple, we must realize our own bankruptcy. 3. We are called to commit to Christ, not a cause. 4. What is not of faith is sin. 5. Do not panic and let God be God! 6. The sufficiency of Christ. 7. Remember the sin of Moses that kept him out of the Promised Land. 8. God does not intend to satisfy us in the wilderness.
Read and be encouraged to stop trying to live life in your own strength and instead let Christ's life flow through you!
Inspirational Oct 14, 2001
Thomas has a unique view of how Christ will live in us if we only give Him an invitation. If we do this without reservation, Christ will then take over our lives while we are allowed to go on vacation. Anytime I read a book by Thomas, I invariably feel inspired.
Christ Can Live Through Us Aug 19, 2001
The main theme of this book is that Christ can live through us. After we commit to Christ we receive the Holy Spirit and are reborn. Christ will then live in us if we offer Him child-like acceptance.
Like the Jews who longed for Egypt while travelling in the wilderness, there are carnal Christians who still live in the flesh even though they have been redeemed by faith in Christ. Without the fullness of Christ in us we cannot celebrate completely.
Thomas makes his case with readable prose and his arguments are backed up by original thinking.
I read the book after hearing the author speak at a local church and found both experiences to be inspirational.
This book has changed my life, too Jul 15, 2000
I work in a Christian bookstore, and I would gladly stack the FIRST chapter of Major Thomas' book up against my ENTIRE 'Christian' psychology, self-esteem and self-help section.
If you are a Christian and have not read "Saving Life of Christ," READ IT!