True Story [Book Recommendation]

"Christianity seems like just another screwed-up religion!" Anna said. "Seriously, what has Christianity done for us? Are those hypocrites good for anything?”

"I don't know, Anna," Caleb said. "I just don't know."

Caleb has been a Christian for a long time. But he realizes that he can't share his faith because it just doesn't sound like good news anymore. Christianity's claims come across as hollow and intolerant, and Christians have a bad track record of condemning those they disagree with. Worst of all, it feels like Christianity is just about "saving souls": giving people a ticket to heaven while the world falls apart.

Is it only about Jesus forgiving our sins? There must be more to it than that...

In this engaging narrative, James Choung weaves the tale of two students’ search for a Christianity worth believing in. Disillusioned believer Caleb and hostile skeptic Anna wrestle with the plausibility of the Christian story in a world of pain and suffering. They ask tough questions about what Jesus really came to do and what Christianity is supposed to be about. Along the way, they discover that real Christianity is far bigger than anything they ever heard about in church. And the transformation that comes is not one that either of them expects.

Want to understand the gospel in a fresh way while simultaneously learning a compelling way to share it with others? Join Caleb and Anna on their spiritual journeys as they probe Christianity from the inside out. Get past the old clichés and simplistic formulas.

Student leaders have used True Story to deepen their understanding of the gospel and how to share it: “This book gave me a better understanding of the four worlds method of explaining the gospel. It's a simple, fictional read to bring the four worlds to life.”

True Story presents an opportunity to discover a new way of understanding and presenting the Christian faith that really matters in a broken world.

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True Story has also been adapted as a bite-sized booklet called Based on a True Story that Christians can give to and discuss with their friends.

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