Breaking Free: Escaping an Exclusive Christian Group
80 page book by Reb Bradley     $9    BRF

Have you been part of a group that you thought enjoyed special enlightenment? Did you feel sorry for those outside the group and worried for anyone who left or moved away? Did your leaders keep tight control over group members, and discredit anyone who didn't agree with them or chose to leave? Did the group take pride in its high “biblical” standards, but held everyone to standards that merely reflected the leaders' opinions about the Scriptures? Was there an emphasis on externals, like how to groom or dress and what corruptions must be avoided? Did the leaders' constantly criticize other groups and continually expose those they labeled as “false teachers,” so now you don't know where to go or what to believe? Having left, does it feel like a weight has been lifted from you?

Jesus said, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Mat 11:28-30

Our Lord said that following him is restful, easy, and light. If you have come out of a group that wearied you with heaviness and weighed you down with bondage, you were not in a fellowship that understood the gospel preached by our Lord. Following Jesus gives rest and life to his followers. Those who truly understand the gospel are motivated not out of fear, but out of a great personal love for Jesus.

If you are confused about what to believe and how to fit into the body of Christ, this booklet can help bring healing and wholeness.

 

The New Testament Home Church: Its organization and structure  
by Reb Bradley --  Booklet

A growing trend among Christians today is the establishment of home fellowships in place of the more traditional "organized" church. These home churches are attractive because they lack many of the trappings of larger, program-oriented churches, but they can easily become imbalanced if they are not patterned closely after the organizational structure of the New Testament Church. As a pastor who planted a home church which has grown to over 400 members, Reb presents the Bible's guidelines for local church structure and organization. $7

 

 

Hell's Best Kept Secret
by Ray Comfort

Twentieth century Christianity produces more backsliders than true converts -- typically 80-90% of those making "decisions" for Christ never follow through on their commitment to follow Him. Evangelists of past centuries never saw this extreme level of failure. Ray Comfort exposes why our modern approach to evangelism fails, and how we can return to a more biblical and fruitful means of presenting the gospel. $5

 

 

 

Philosophy and Methodology: Bible Based Hermeneutics
By J. Richard Fugate

A spiral-bound, 134 pages, 8 1/2 X 11 textbook.

Bible-Based Hermeneutics is an introductory resource designed to assist in the analytical, word-by-word interpretation of Scripture. This hermeneutical approach asserts that every word used in every passage of Scripture must be studied. Each word has a distinct characteristic, a specific meaning, and must be defined with proper consideration given for its complete grammar. The objective of this resource is for its reader to learn how to reach accurate conclusions and substantiate them solely from Scripture. In order to comprehend God’s Word in depth, it is important to attempt to discover, as completely as possible, what was in the Author’s mind, that is, to know what the biblical passage means by discovering the specific meaning of each word that is used. Bible-Based Hermeneutics intends to provide the methods to achieve the goal of determining the most precise meaning of God’s Word.    $25

Also available from Logos software as a digital download.

This is a technical textbook intended for pastors
and serious students of the Word.