Classic Christianity: Life's Too Short to Miss the Real Thing

Classic Christianity: Life's Too Short to Miss the Real Thing

Bob George / Jun 01, 2020

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  • Title: Classic Christianity: Life's Too Short to Miss the Real Thing
  • Author: Bob George
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  • Page: 171
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      • Bob George

        At age 36, Bob George came to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior Two years later he left his successful business to become involved in full time ministry With the emphasis on full time, Bob began to experience the heartache of losing his first love, Jesus Christ His resulting search for truth led Bob to the love and acceptance of God that was there all along.Years of ministry, in both personal and group settings, fostered in Bob s heart a passion to communicate the love and grace of God to hurting people throughout the nation and the world Thus, in 1977, Bob George founded Dallas based People to People Ministries.For many years, Bob hosted People to People, a daily radio broadcast Connecting with listeners across the continent on his live, daily radio broadcast, Bob offered real answers for real life as he addressed common questions as well as the tough issues of today, directing callers to the centrality of Christ in you, your only hope of glory Colossians 1 27.Bob George is the author of the best selling book, Classic Christianity, with an estimated 650,000 copies in print worldwide, in 27 languages Bob also has authored several other books including Growing in Grace, Faith That Pleases God, as well as numerous Bible study guides.Bob and his wife Amy, author of Goodbye Is Not Forever, live in Dallas, Texas They have two children and four grandchildren.


    1. This is a good book. It has some negatives that I’ll get to in a moment, but there is so much right about the book that the mature, discerning reader can easily overlook the weaknesses and benefit from the strengths. In a nutshell, Classic is about finding one’s identity in Christ, or even more specifically, through one’s union with Christ. George’s big idea is that, having been saved by Christ, I am now properly understood as: totally forgiven, clothed in the perfect righteousness of Ch [...]

    2. As my aim is to read all the books from the Hillsong Resource I decided that "recommended books" should have priority. What to say about this one? Well, A LOT! However, as I want to work as a tool to influence people to read, I will simply outline some of the main points of the book.Firstly, let's start with "Grace" It's taken me a while to understand that "there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set yo [...]

    3. This book lays bare the heart of the christian faith. If you want to really understand what the gospel is all about, then this is your book.

    4. I don't know anything about Bob George but I found myself being surprisingly critical of this book. I had to read this for a program I'm in and I was surprised at some problematic ideas that it holds. I don't know if Bob George is a legit counselor but he does speak about counseling people in this book. He seems to ascribe to the biblical counseling model, meaning that it seemed like he believes all psychological problems can find their roots in sin and therefore the Bible is the only tool neede [...]

    5. Classic Christianity discusses the key elements that Christians believe and really delves into what it means to be a Christian. People sometimes start out their Christian walk strong, only to end up in difficult places because of errors in their basic theology. This book goes through some of the top mistakes in belief and helps to straighten them out by revealing the untruth. It goes over topics like forgiveness, grace, faith, and acceptance, and uses real-life stories and Bible passages to supp [...]

    6. I guess I had I had too high expectations of this book. The beginning sounds promising, and is personal. Then the 'basics of christianity' starts: not much new stuff. Although that part was not amazing, it was a good foundation for the second part of the book, and in the last few chapters everything came together. And that was really good. Really good. I am glad I read it, and it was totally worth it. The first part felt like a 'two star' book, but the wisdom, and revealing of what christianity [...]

    7. Got this book from a colleague who told me this book changed his perspective on God, Jesus Christ and the subjects of mercy and grace.Classic Christianity is the gospel told by a believer who makes a shift from the center of the gospel (Jesus) to the periphery of it (being busy being a good Christian) and back again to the center in a new way, to learn that it is always Jesus who is the one who is the embodiment of truth and freedom. If the truth sets you free, then there is a lie beneath being [...]

    8. This book transformed the way I understand the Christian experience. Through simple, clear teaching, Bob George reminds us of what we have already been taught in a way that we have perhaps never considered. Christianity is not about being good enough for God to accept us, trying to defeat sin, or become better. Christianity is about understanding and growing in the free love of God and surrendering ourselves to that love as he changes us. Instead of spending my time trying to fight to change wha [...]

    9. "The exhortation to grow in grace is a consistent theme in the New Testament. A life of faith is not passive; it requires a firm decision of the will and perseverance to believe God and His Word as your only standard of truth and to apply faith to everyday life". ~Bob GeorgeThis book is a must-read for Christians. It differentiates being under the law and being under grace. It explains how God loves us and the difference between God's discipline and what we perceive as punishment. This book cite [...]

    10. A lot of great "righteous in Christ" statements, but also some bizarre statements about the believer's current relationship to indwelling sin. He seems to mock a Christian's asking God for forgiveness for ongoing sin on account that the Christian has been already "totally forgiven." A good deal of "already" in the holiness department but very little "not yet." I do think that much of the imbalance and imprecision of this book are due to Bob's reaction to some of the unbiblical, harsh fundamental [...]

    11. I read this book in a group study and it was really good. Bob George uses great analogies and simple experiential stories to help the reader understand the concept of grace and what how so many people misunderstand it. Even if you know nothing at all about the Bible, but just want to get an understanding of what Jesus really wanted for us and why people want to follow him, this book would be helpful. Many people have such a problem with Christians because they only see bad examples of them and s [...]

    12. This is the type of book that you need to read more than once. Here are some quotes that make shake you up if you are a Christian." The Christian church is obsessed with sin. It's all we talk about. Most of our preaching and teaching and teaching is directed toward getting people to quit sinning, Are you ready for a shocking statement? The goal of the Christian life is not to stop sinning."" A hypocrite is not an imperfect person; a hypocrite is an actor, a pretender. What made the Pharisees hyp [...]

    13. If anyone is confused by the message of the Bible, and wonders if the message is really "Good news," then this book is for you! This is the first book that I recommend to anyone that is confused by legalism or who is investigating Christianity for the first time.I read Classic Christianity way back in the 80's, and it cleared up so much for me. This is an excellent introduction to basic Christian theology. The author has an excellent, down to earth writing voice and he uses vivid word pictures t [...]

    14. This is a good, straightforward presentation of what is known as "the Exchanged Life." Ie, what it means that Christ not only died to forgive my sins, but also to give me life - HIS indwelling life. This book fleshes out what that life is, what faith means and how we walk by faith, living in dependency upon Christ and in surrender to God, what it means to renew our minds to truth. As heady or pie-in-the-sky as this all may sound, it is NOT! Knowing who we are, our true identity, makes all the di [...]

    15. Have you burned out on trying to be good? Trying to "evangelize" when you really don't feel like it? Feeling guilty because you don't want to keep "doing" the church stuff, and find yourself wanting to drop out? Maybe your foundation is incorrect. Maybe you need to go back to the basics of who you are: who you became when you became a Christ follower. This book helped me at a crisis of faith in my life. This book helped me realize I was a legalist, a hypocrite, and miserable, and how to change i [...]

    16. I got this book on loan from some family members, and enjoyed it quite a bit. I especially appreciated the final chapters (12 and 13 in particular) as the author examines the often murky topic of how we can love God when His own love can feel distant. While this book is not perfect, I found it helpful and I'd much rather appreciate it for its positives than nitpick the negatives. This is a good book for Christians looking for encouragement in the midst of the day to day distractions that pull us [...]

    17. This book is on my top 5 list of books every Christian should reakd who desires to understand and walk in the reality of being made dead to sin and alive to God by God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone! So, on my bookshelf right next to my NASB and NLT Bible would be: Martin Luther's Commentary on Galatians, Wm. R. Newell's Commentary on Romans, Grace Walk by Steve McVey, The Rest of the Godpel by D. Gregory/D. Stone and Classic Christianity by Bob George.

    18. Don't consider myself a Calvinist and this guy is a militant one. I will say his "quit skulking and live like you believe that Jesus did what He said He did" approach was pretty good. Just too much time spent mocking those who don't agree with him. If you are looking for more ammunition as a Calvinist this likely will be a fun book, but most moderates and definitely the Armenians would just roll their eyes at Mr George.

    19. What Bob does so well in this literary classic; in my opinion, is that he doesn't just eliminate the tedious task of unpacking the hidden truths of the gospel for ourselves, but he does it in such a way that would appeal to both the believer and unbeliever. Needless to say, I didn't just buy a copy for myself, I got two more to share.

    20. A fantastic book on the Christian life. Too often Christians forget that not only are they saved by grace, but they are to live by grace as well. Christianity is all about grace and freedom from the law from first to last. Though I don't agree with every little thing George says, I wholeheartedly recommend this book. It will change your life!

    21. When I first read Bob George I was pretty blown away. He had a radio show called People to People that I would listen to when possible. His ministry really touched me when I was caught in some strong legalistic tendencies. He would certainly not mesh well with the Catholic reality, but I appreciated him at the time.

    22. This is by far the absolute best book I’ve read on the grace life. Bob George mines the weighty topics like forgiven, made alive, & loved and accepted with vigor. With poignant stories and loads of Scripture, He unpacks the truths of who we are in Christ so we can finally understand them—and begin to thrive in the Christian life God wanted for us all along.

    23. The first half of the book was decent, though a bit slow and filled with (or only based on) stories from his past. More a book of his spiritual journey than of spiritual truth. OK for a person looking to swap stories of faith, but nothing groundbreaking.

    24. I think the book is amazing! It is very clear, and states sharply the errors that are rooted within us, that binds and blinds our minds, until the gospel of Jesus Christ truly sets us free; His Truth!

    25. Life changing book that is built around one single verse found in John 8:32. This work is meant to give a fresh perspective on one's walk with the Lord as well as a renewing of some simple truths that we all knew when we first fell in love with Jesus.

    26. This book took my new Christian walk 26 years ago and changed my life evermore! I have given well over 250 books away through the decades and I'm getting ready to teach this to some beautiful sisters in Christ in a Bible Study I've been blessed to lead for 10 years!

    27. You and I are not responsible for producing the Christian life. Our responsibility is to maintain a dependent, receiving attitude.The goal of a Christian is not to stop sinning. The goal is to know the only true God and His Son Jesus. John 17:3

    28. an eye opener to know more about the law, grace and love of God that i thought i already knew. a must read book whether you are already a christian or non-christian who would like to know more or seeking the real meaning and purpose of life.

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