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The Perfect Christian: How Sinners Like Us Can Be More Like Jesus [Paperback]

By Tony Evans (Author)
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Gifted teacher and acclaimed speaker Tony Evans calls believers back to God's demand for perfection with biblical teaching, insights, and anecdotes where he offers solid Bible teachings on the book of James. This book features a self-help test and is ideal for group study.

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"Can a Christian really be perfect this side of Heaven?"

Of course not, but God calls us to be perfect. And against the standards of God's perfections, our imperfections are glaring-yet he does not reduce his standards or lower his expectations. What's a believer to do?

In "The Perfect Christian" nationally acclaimed speaker and teacher Dr. Tony Evans calls believers back to God's demand for perfection. Evans suggests that the answer lies within the problem: "The God who burdens us with the demand also provides the ability, strength, direction, and support we need to grow into greater conformity with His character."

With powerful biblical teaching, heart-grabbing insights, and unforgettable anecdotes, Evans challenges you to "March in a new direction in keeping with the perfect demands of our loving heavenly Father." The end-of-the-chapter "Test your Perfection IQ" questions invite you to consider how close to perfection you are now and how you can grow from there.

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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Pages   286
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.7" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.87 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 12, 2000
Publisher   Thomas Nelson
ISBN  0849942519  
ISBN13  9780849942518  
UPC  020049042519  

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More About Tony Evans

Tony Evans Tony Evans, Th.D, is a Christian pastor and a widely-syndicated radio broadcaster in the United States.

Dr. Evans serves as Senior Pastor to the over 9,500 member Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas, which was founded in 1976 with 10 members meeting at his home. He is also founder and president of The Urban Alternative, a national organization that seeks to bring about spiritual renewal in urban America through the church. The Urban Alternative radio broadcast, "The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans" can be heard over 500 outlets daily throughout the U.S. and in over 40 countries worldwide. The broadcast can also be viewed on several television stations. He is a speaker on the Promise Keepers' platform, as well as speaking regularly in crusades[clarification needed] and Bible conferences in the United States and abroad.

Dr. Evans' goal is to transform communities around the world by changing it from the inside out. Both the National Adopt-A-School Initiative (NCAASI) and its paired program "Miracle of the Million" are aimed at empowering families to impact churches which transform communities within cities to reach the state and revolutionize the country in order to touch the world.

Dr. Evans currently serves as chaplain for the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and is also the longest serving NBA chaplain which he has done by serving the Dallas Mavericks for 32 years.

SPANISH BIO: El Dr. Tony Evans es el fundador y presidente de Alternativa Urbana, un ministerio nacional dedicado a la recuperacion de la esperanza en la vida personal, en familias, en iglesias y en comunidades. El Dr. Evans ejerce tambien como pastor principal de Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship en Dallas. Es autor de numerosos exitos de libreria, y su programa de radio se escucha en mas de 500 emisoras todos los dias.

Tony Evans has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Kingdom Agenda
  2. Kingdom Man
  3. Life Under God
  4. Lifechange Books
  5. Understanding God

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Should be required reading for every Christian  Jun 8, 2007
Every Christian should read this book to understand that true salvation is evidenced by our life. We do not work to be saved, but because we have been saved. This controversial book of Scripture is easily understood by the author's unfolding of it. Great doctrine and wonderful illustrations make it a must read for any serious Bible student.
How to Live Now That One's a Christian.......  Aug 9, 2006
THE PERFECT CHRISTIAN is a Christian Living genre book written in the unique Evans' down-to-earth style, full of illustrations, clarity, sound teaching, and chuckles. It is pretty much an applicational commentary on James, a New Testament book that's practical but somewhat controversial due to its discussion of the importance of "works" (doing good) for the Christian, emphasizing that works do not contribute to salvation, but that faith-based salvation evidences its genuineness by works. I recommend this book for those not content to just "get saved" or "make a decision for Christ," but who want to move on with living the Christian life. In particular, those from a Catholic, rabbinical Jewish, or other works-based religious background might especially find this book clarifying, since the role of works is viewed differently by those religions as compared to the Protestant view. One consistent quality of Tony Evans books, they have a 3-fold strength: doctrine, delivery, fun to read. Though it's in hardcover and so of a price, I don't regret having spent the $$ for it since its a book worth rereading.
Almost perfect  Apr 7, 2000
Evans delivers a great study of the book of James. It's compelling, well-written stuff, filled with the sort of real-life examples that Evans is so good at. You will learn how to better curb your tongue, avoid prejudice, and encourage your brothers and sisters in Christ. If I have any complaints, it is only in the area of faith/works. Evans caves into conventional wisdom here to perpetuate the myth that your salvation can never be lost, even if you never exercise your faith with works. This wouldn't be such a big problem if the passages he quotes in James didn't say the exact opposite thing. (Read James 2:14-26).

Otherwise, an amazing book, which will uplift you and challenge you to a greater and more productive faith in the Lord.

Wonderfully insightful, supportive, recommended reading.  Mar 5, 2000
In The Perfect Christian, Tony Evans calls believers back to God's demand for perfection. Evans draws from biblical teaching and unforgettable anecdotes to offer heart-grabbing insights. Based on solid Bible teachings from the book of James, Evans comments on such essential questions as how to resist temptation, balance faith and works, control our tongue, and know the power of prayer. Although perfection is an always elusive goal, The Perfect Christian will material and substantially aid the reader to achieve a new level of spiritual life, power, and victory over adversity resulting in an improved spirituality and growth in the Christian faith. The Perfect Christian is wonderfully insightful, supportive, and recommended for all truth seekers and students of spiritual progress within a Christian perspective.
Title won't grab you!  Jan 28, 2000
The title of this book won't grab you, but its a dynamic book for personal growth!

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