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Am I Missing Something?

Christianity Through the Eyes of a New Believer [Paperback]

by Ruth Roberts

News of the World journalist Ruth Roberts shares her experiences of Christianity as a new believer

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      Ruth Roberts

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    • Publisher

      Authentic

    • Published

      March 2013

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      In 'Am I Missing Something?', former News of the World journalist Ruth Roberts shares her own experiences - dear, drear and dreadful as a new Christian in a world that she found completely alien – the church. Although the people at the church she joined were generous, welcoming and full of grace she worries that Christians come across as weird, judgmental and out of touch, though she knew these opinions couldn’t be more wrong.

      In her book, she looks for the reason that Christians seem unable to shake off a generally negative image. For Ruth, her preconceptions changed when she spent time with church-goers during a sticky time in her life and found acceptance and compassion, rather than judgement. But negative perceptions don’t come from nowhere, and some people have had pretty bad experiences at church.

      "If I raise my arms in worship... how do I get them down again?"

      Drawn from her regular column published in Christianity magazine, and with additional material, Ruth examines the nature of her new-found belief, and her struggles to reconcile many of her own ideas with those of the church. In this humorous, touching and wholly encouraging model of love, healing, acceptance, grace and holiness she paints a picture of the community of believers which all church members – both the weird and the wonderful, aspire to create.

      Acknowledgements
      Introduction

      1 Minority Report
      2 Hopes And Fears
      3 Hold Tight
      4 Making Music
      5 Little Children
      6 The Lord Reigns

      An Interview With The Author
      Notes

      'Now I'm on the 'inside', how can I relat to the peple on the 'outside' - to my non-believeing friends and family, my colleagues, the lady on the bench who looks sad...? Should I even be using terms like 'in' and 'out'? After all wasn't Jesus much more concerned with those on the margins?'

      RUTH ROBERTS trained as a newspaper reporter in her early twenties and worked for five years at the News of the World. Her 'Ruth Roberts' column ran in Christianity magazine for 3 years and she continues to contribute to it. She is married with 3 children.

      It's a weird and puzzling world we enter when we become Christians. Ruth Roberts, a journalist and media worker who at one time was on the staff of The News of the World, found church completely alien. She shares with us her own experiences in the form of 'diary excerpts' and letters to her father.

      Entertaining, insightful and poignant,Am I Missing Something? is very honest in revealing the culture clash between Christianity and the secular life. Ruth explores the nature of her new-found belief, and her struggles to reconcile many of her own ideas with that of the church, including the issue of homosexuality. Am I Missing Something? is based on a column which appeared in Christianity magazine, with additional material.

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      • Author

        Ruth Roberts

      • Book Format

        Paperback

      • Publisher

        Authentic

      • Published

        March 2013

      • Intro By

        Ruth Roberts

      • Weight

        196g

      • Page Count

        192

      • Dimensions

        129 x 199 x 11 mm

      • ISBN

        9781780780269

      • ISBN-10

        1780780265

      • Eden Code

        4065794

      More Information

      • Author/Creator: Ruth Roberts

      • ISBN: 9781780780269

      • Publisher: Authentic

      • Release Date: March 2013

      • Weight: 196g

      • Dimensions: 129 x 199 x 11 mm

      • Eden Code: 4065794


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