For immediate release: In the last 20 years the number of adults reading the Bible regularly has dropped to just two in five who read Scripture each week, according to Barna Group research. Relying on popular culture and not the Word of God for life guidance is a major problem within the Church today, according to author John Murray. Real Faith: What’s at the Heart of the Gospel? (Ambassador International; September 2012; $13.99, paperback) is a new guidebook for Christian believers. “Real Faith covers the main issues of the Christian faith,” explains Murray. “The book discusses what we believe, why we believe it and what is expected of us because we believe it.”
Real Faith guides Christians into a deeper understanding of their faith, helping them create a clearer picture of what being a Christian really means, which Murray believes—and research shows—is desperately needed. Another Barna study found:
- More than 60% of Americans can’t name either the four Gospels of the New Testament or half of the Ten Commandments.
- Many professing Christians don’t believe that Satan or the Holy Spirit actually exist.
- Roughly one-third of those polled believe that a good person can earn their salvation.
With clarity and accessibility for all levels of believers, Real Faith is Christianity 101 for students of all ages.
Born and educated in the UK, author John Murray studied at the Birmingham Bible Institute and Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto, Canada. He worked for Christianity Today in London and served as Associate Editor at The Evangelical Christian magazine. Murray also spent more than 20 years as the Executive Director of Eurovangelism Canada, a mission working in Eastern Europe. Real Faith is Murray’s second book.
To learn more about author John Murray visit http://www.jmurray.ca. To receive a review copy of Real Faith or to connect with the author please contact publicist Alison Storm by email at [email protected].