Real Lives by D.J. Carswell is a book full of examples that show that the gospel is the power of God to save those who believe in Jesus. It’s highly readable and great value for money (only £2)!
Real Lives contains the stories of 13 people who have been saved by the gospel. I really enjoyed reading their stories and seeing God’s amazing grace at work in their lives.
The thirteen people whose stories are told are all real people and are all different, (from a famous footballer, to a backpacker exploring the states, to an alcoholic working in London), but there was one thing they all had in common, they were saved by the gospel and their lives were changed.
As I read each of the stories, I was struck by the number of different ways that people came into contact with the power of the gospel. Here are some of ways the people in book did: through a tract; an invite to an event; a work colleague; a biography of a Christian; by a family member becoming a Christian; in recalling Bible verses learnt as a child; being impressed by behaviour of Christians; or just reading the Bible.
Real Lives is a perfect book to give to non-Christians because each chapter contains an explanation of the gospel, and give evidence that show that the gospel works in the changed life it brings about. In the final chapter, it also gives a straightforward summary of who Jesus is and what He’s done.
It is also a great book for Christians to read and see God’s saving power at work, and then buy extra copies to give away to non-Christian friends and families.
Real Lives is available to buy from 10ofthose.com HERE.
Check out the great offer for 100 copies of this book as part of The Real Giveaway HERE.
Also check out the article by Roger Carswell about doing a ‘Real Lives’ mission HERE.