Getting Started, Getting Connected


Book 1 of “Growing in Christ”

After becoming a believer, you may have no idea what to do next. If you go to church, you may find yourself confused. It can seem as if people are speaking in a different language—”Christianese.” This practical book will help you get started. In it you will learn how to take six key steps that will transform your life and prepare you for an exciting, growing relationship with God.

Doug Britton, M.Ed., MFT. LifeTree Books. Paperback: 5½ x 8½. Wire “spiral” binding. 86 pages.

Part of the “Growing in Christ” series

This is the first book in the “Growing in Christ” series. The three books are:

Getting Started, Getting Connected
First Things First
Living by Grace



How will reading Getting Started, Getting Connected help me change?
This book doesn’t just tell you what to do. It shows you how to do it, with:

  • Self-assessment quizzes to identify reasons for problems
  • “Make it personal” questions throughout the book (with space to write your answers) that help you apply the lessons
  • Exercises that help you grow closer to God
  • Personal plans that help you change

Is this book cross-cultural?
Yes. Since it is based on the Bible, its truths apply to every racial and ethnic group.

Can I use this book for a small group study?
Yes. Countless small groups and church classes have studied Getting Started, Getting Connected. It includes a small group leader’s guide with:

  • Tips for leaders
  • Step-by-step meeting plan
  • Discussion questions for each chapter

What are some topics covered in Getting Started, Getting Connected?
In this book, you will read answers to common questions new believers ask such as:

  • I keep sinning. Am I really saved?
  • I struggle with doubts. Does God get mad at that?
  • What does it mean to be baptized?
  • I get confused when I read the Bible. What should I do?
  • My mind drifts when I pray. How can I stay focused?
  • How can I make genuine Christian friends?
  • I feel awkward sharing my faith. What’s a good approach?

Why do readers say they like Getting Started, Getting Connected?

  • It is practical, cross-cultural, and Bible-based.
  • Text is broken into small, easily-digested portions.
  • Points are clearly identified with headings, bullets, and check boxes.
  • The writing style is direct and straight-forward.
  • “Make it personal” questions help readers apply the lessons.
  • Wire binding makes it easy to write in the book.

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