New Believers Bible - Flipbook - Page 81
Reading Track One: Cornerstones: Cornerstones—
blocks of stone—were traditionally used to start a building’s foundation. Likewise, the Cornerstones reading
track helps you to begin to lay a solid foundation for your
faith. Here you will learn about God’s character, Jesus’
life, and the Holy Spirit’s role in the lives of believers. Cornerstones
also contains notes on the essential Christian character traits that are
developed and nurtured by a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Some of those traits are love, forgiveness, purity, honesty, wisdom,
peace, and joy.
Reading Track Two: First Steps: The phrase first steps
brings to mind the image of a young child taking his or
her first unassisted steps. Like this young child, new
believers in Christ need to learn how to walk all over
again, so to speak. That is because the Christian life for
most people is a completely new way of living. To help you learn to live
this new life, the First Steps reading track gives you valuable building
blocks for growing in your faith. Here you will discover the importance
and “how to” of studying the Bible, praying, finding the right church,
resisting temptation, and seeking God’s will for your life.
Reading Track Three: Off and Running: “How does
God’s Word apply to my everyday life?” This is one of the
most widely asked questions about the Bible today. The
Off and Running reading track answers this question.
Here you will discover how to put your faith into action.
You will see what the Bible has to say about important topics like
marriage, parenting, priorities, conversation, and job performance. By
helping you apply biblical principles to these aspects of your life, Off
and Running takes you to the next level of the Christian life—living it
day to day.
Reading Track Four: Big Questions: Life often presents
us with difficult situations that cause us to ask hard
questions. For instance, you may wonder how a good God
could let something bad—like cancer—happen to you. Or
you may wonder why Jesus Christ is the only way to God.
Aren’t other religions just as good? In the Big Questions reading track,
you will find out what the Bible has to say about tough issues. Everything
from alternative lifestyles to the second coming of Christ is covered here.