An appeal to readers to seek a relationship with Jesus Christ.
In this solidly evangelical work, Hernandez (Take Your Sandals Off, 2015, etc.) weaves his own personal story into a broad-based, positive call for Christian belief. Although it's rudimentary at its core, the work is filled with simple meaning, as the author approaches readers with honesty and humility, encouraging people who only know of Jesus to come to truly know him personally. He points out that most people have had exposure to Jesus' story, whether through cultural references, family, or church attendance. However, these are only encounters with the Lord, the author says, and they must be superseded by a "reencounter" in which the believer fully commits. Although he doesn't name specific denominations, Hernandez tells of being raised in a church where the study of Scripture was not valued and where calcified religion took the place of vibrant faith. He seems to aim this book, in many instances, toward readers who have experienced similar churchgoing backgrounds. For instance, he discusses a cousin who would not embrace religion because, in the author's view, it would have forced him to also give up a life laced with sinful behaviors. The book addresses such topics as God's love as a source of protection and provision; Jesus as the true source of forgiveness; getting to know Jesus on a personal level; and abiding peacefully in God's love. But although Hernandez alludes to judgment for nonbelievers, he focuses more upon God's grace and his welcoming spirit. As a result, he effectively presents his view of God as a loving entity who stands ready to forgive any past sin if a believer approaches him in true faith and humility. A running theme in his work is the idea of putting one's trust in God and not in people, cultures, or even mere churches; the author has found that "People have made the good look bad and the bad look good." Overall, it's clear that Hernandez is willing to be vulnerable for the sake of his readers, and his personal style is a plus for a book of this kind. As a result, this work will be valuable to new believers or to those returning to a life of faith.
An uplifting, approachable, and heartfelt work of apologetics.
Go above and beyond religion and come face to face with the Lord!
What if you could break out of your Sunday-morning rut and experience real change in your life? Imagine being personally, intimately connected to the God of the universe and stepping into the abundant, purposeful, powerful life He has designed for you!
Roberto Hernandez, challenges us with the truth that we are either serving the Lord or serving the world; there is no in-between. Hernandez delves into Scripture and examines his own experiences with faith, religion, and the world to show us the practical steps of what it really means to walk with the Lord as well as the blessings we will receive if we do. He reveals to us how to use our few days on earth to fulfill God's purpose and prepare for eternity.
In this book, you'll learn:
Why one foot in and one foot out of the Kingdom will leave you out in the cold
How to see with spiritual eyes and listen to the right voice so you can avoid being deceived
The only way you can be sure never to fall into temptation
The best way to share about God with a lost world
How to learn from the past but not live in it
Why you need to think in terms of God's economy if you want lasting success
You are missing out if you aren't going all-in with God!
Begin your Reencounter with Jesus today and your life will be forever transformed!
Have you ever wonder why,
Many of the inhabitants of our rapidly changing world have made good look bad and bad look good.
We are a society that has deviated from the Word of God, proclaiming that the Word (the Holy Bible) contradicts itself, when in reality it is our understanding and our minds that contradict themselves. Most people lack understanding and are not aware that the mysteries of God are not read but revealed by the Spirit who knows all things--past, present, and future.
In this book, you will find ways to deal with the issues of the world and everyday living. Whether you are a leader, minister, pastor, preacher, or servant of the Lord, you will be helped in your journey to walk a holy life, a life separated from the world's system and dedicated to the Lord God. You will learn the meaning of truly serving God. You will gain a deeper understanding of God and the purpose He has for you life.
Take Your Sandals Off reveals the mystery behind the burning bush like never before.
If you go out and ask ten married couples the secret to their marriage, you will probably get ten different answers. Someone will say, “Love is my secret,” while someone else will shout out, “Respect!” Others will say communication, intimacy, or some other factor is the key. There is no right or wrong answer to this question. All of these responses are good, and we need each and every one of these examples. But what about you? What is your secret to a happy marriage? If you are not yet married, what do you think is the secret to a blessed marriage? In this book, you will find the secret to a blessed marriage and how to use it to build a strong family and become what God wants you to become. You will discover the secret of one flesh.