Start Here: Beginning a Relationship with Jesus (Book Excerpt)

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The following testimony is an excerpt from the book by David Dwight and Nicole Unice titled Start Here: Beginning a Relationship with Jesus (which by the way, is one of the best books to hand someone who is a seeker and/or new Christian).

Dr. Rakesh Jain, cardiologist: “My first exposure to Jesus Christ occurred shortly after we moved to the United States…I wasn’t just not a Christian; I was anti-Christian.

“While I struggled with [a family] issue, I came into contact with a lot of Christian people both socially and professionally – which I don’t think was an accident. As a doctor, I must have had more than twenty pastors and missionaries within my practice. I admired them. The way they lived grew my interest in Christianity.

“I would say that all of the people who had a positive impact on me had one thing in common: they were followers of Christ. These people met me where I was and started a friendship without having a specific agenda. My spiritual growth was in some ways a byproduct of those relationships.

“While this was going on, I had some health issues and ended up needing major heart surgery. I began to reflect on what was truly important and pondered what would happen if I died in surgery. With the possibility of death becoming real, I had to look deeper and see if Christianity was for me. I found myself drawn to the one thing unique to believers in Christ: the resurrection. I also like the concept of this relationship being a gift and not something that you can buy or earn.

“My relationship with God now is very honest, and I try to live each day to the best of my abilities, thinking all the time about how Christ would have me act…with Christ, I find life richer and more meaningful in almost every way.”

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Your invitation to Jesus today is to trust in him, the Resurrection and the Life.

That’s it. No gimmicks. No penances. No weird rituals.

It’s a gift, completely free.

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P.S. I first “met” Nicole virtually as a member of the Redbud Writers Guild. She has written several other titles and Bible studies that are worth checking out. Read more about her at nicoleunice.com.


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