Real Christianity: Discerning True Faith from False Beliefs

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David C. Cook, 2005 - Religion - 221 pages
William Wilberforce (1759-1833) came from a prosperous merchant family. A politician by age 21, his early years were relatively unremarkable, but his conversion to Christianity in 1785 soon changed that. Wilberforce committed himself to two ambitious callings: rousing professing Christians to understand the nature of true faith, and bringing about the end of slavery in England's colonies. Real Christianity challenged the ruling classes of early 19th Century England more than any other writings. To this day, Real Christianity remains a compelling work that soundly teaches the tenets of evangelical faith and stirs the consciences of Christians.

Edited by Dr. James M. Houston

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In America most of us learned about the courageous Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the incredible impact he had on the human rights movement. I like to think that this book explores the similar role William Wilberforce played in England over a century ago. What I love most about these notable men is not just the movement they fought for but the foundation of faith they stood on to accomplish it. Both were not afraid to sight their beliefs as the driving force behind their efforts. This book is another reminder that even though the world may twist Christianity into a platform for horrendous acts, Real Christianity is what really delivers the human soul from bondage.

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Dr. James M. Houston is a highly acclaimed scholar and pioneer in the field of evangelical spirituality. He came to North America from England in 1968 to lead Regent College in Vancouver, Canada, an international graduate school of Christian studies. Today he is a Regent Board of Governors' Professor in Spiritual Theology. He earned an M.A. in Edinburgh, and an M.A., B.Sc., and D. Phil. from Oxford. He is also the author of In Pursuit of Happiness and The Hearth's Desire, among other titles.

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