I’ve been asked the following many times when I’m out speaking:
- Do you have small group material for people new to the content of Supernatural and Unseen Realm?
- How can I teach other people in my church about this content?
I’m hoping readers realize what I’m doing with my content. The books I write are on a continuum. There’s a logical progression to several titles:
What Does God Want? is for evangelizing the seeker and discipleship of the new believer (or completely un-discipled believer). It prepares people for …
Supernatural: What the Bible Teaches About the Unseen World – and Why It Matters – that’s for the average church attender.
The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible – that’s for the person who wants to get serious about understanding the narrative of Scripture.
Beyond Unseen Realm (books that drill down into some aspect of The Unseen Realm):
Demons, What the Bible Really Says About the Powers of Darkness (forthcoming in 2019)
Here are some Amazon reviews of What Does God Want? that illustrates that its readers understand the agenda:
From Ryan Riley: “Excellent Summary of the Bible, Gospel, and Discipleship.”
Dr. Heiser presents the overall narrative of the Bible clearly in a few short chapters. He then digs in on the gospel, what it is and isn’t. He does a great job using Scripture to back up his position. Lastly, he tackles discipleship with a clarity I have not found elsewhere. I very much appreciated this book for both its concise and plain spoken presentation of its subjects. This is a terrific book both for non-believers interested in understanding what the Bible and Jesus are all about, new believers wanting to know what is expected of them, and seasoned believers looking for a good refresher or tool to use in introducing Jesus and the Bible to others.
From Pastor Trey Roberts: “Ready to Clear the Clutter?”
Many people study and do so in great depth only to feel inundated with too much information and overwhelmed by never-ending questions with not enough life to gain all the answers. What Does God Want? will help to snap you back to what’s important, to what’s essential and offer you a primer of what to keep one’s spiritual eye on. God wants us. He always has. We must carry on His will and rescue our fellow imagers, loving and serving like Jesus and become more useful to His Kingdom.
From John Hannah: “For the new and older believer”
A very good presentation of the gospel and becoming a disciple of Jesus. Clear and forthright fo the new believer and those seeking to understand the faith. Also, a great reminder to older believers who have somehow fallen into the trap of performance based religion.
From John W. Daniels: “A great concise introduction to Christianity as well as a refresher for the seasoned believer”
This book is short (less than 100 pages). However, in that concise read, there is a wonderful explanation of what it means to be a Christian, how we can understand and be in a relationship with God, and how humanity has gotten to its current state. Highly recommended.
From Rhonda: “I love it!”
This book is a power tool for discipleship. It presents profound truth with such simplicity.
Hopefully these capture what I’m trying to do. What Does God Want? is an ideal Christmas gift for the seeker and new believer you know. It’s not the run-of-the-mill gospel presentation.