Friday, July 2, 2021

The Pretend Christian: Traveling Beyond Denomination to the True Jesus




Is your faith on life support, or do you ever wonder if you even deserve to call yourself a Christian? Guess what? You don't have to be a perfect, “churchy” person to experience God's love!In “The Pretend Christian,” author Deirdre Reilly takes the reader on her personal journey to find authentic Christian faith, winding through common questions, doubts, and both negative and positive experiences that all lead to the stunning, life-changing reality of Christ's presence. Filled with raw honesty, sincere doubts, genuine searching, and moving, often-humorous insights, “The Pretend Christian” is a candid and bracing modern-day search for the one true God.

“'The Pretend Christian' introduces the reader to the reality of relationship over religion. A 'now generation' message of great value; a pearl of great price.” ―Alveda King, evangelist

In her easy-to-read, relatable narrative, Reilly explores: How judgmental Christians hurt the case for Christ, How a focus on being a “cookie-cutter” Christian or belonging to the “correct” denomination can interrupt a personal relationship with God How God powerfully handles our doubts and fears The evidence of God available to every searcher. Can it really all be true ― did Christ come to save us? What does that mean for each one of us?


Product Details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Crosslink Publishing (June 5, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 107 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1633573125
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1633573123
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 6.4 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.9 x 0.4 x 9.6 inches


“Doing a show about Christ, I’ve been introduced to every denomination out there, and I’ve been thrilled to see people unite when discussing the stories of Christ, and dismayed to see them divide when insisting on their denominations. This is a great book at the perfect time, and more than that, it’s IMPORTANT.” -- Dallas Jenkins, Creator, The Chosen

“Deirdre Reilly has found the secret to an abundant life, and she shares her story in The Pretend Christian. It's a story of grace and victory that so many of us need. In a world that often leaves us feeling isolated and cynical, the truth Reilly shares provides a window to where hope may be found.” -- Seth Barnes Executive director, Adventures in Missions

“In a world that is desperate for change, this wonderful book, The Pretend Christian, shows the reader that we are all walking the same path and struggling along the way. It is a wonderful reminder that we are not alone, we can be great, and it is okay to believe. The net result is a better world for all.” -- Toni Brinker Founder and CEO, One Community USA

“I loved reading The Pretend Christian by Deidre Reilly. She writes authentically about the ups and downs of her spiritual journey that reflected much of my own experience. This is a book worth reading by anyone who is not sure about their faith, or for anyone who has questions and doubts, but still wants to know and experience Jesus.” -- Skip Vaccarello, General partner with 1Flourish Capital, author of Finding God in Silicon Valley, chairman of Connect Silicon Valley

"Deirdre Reilly shows the beautiful, but at times challenging, reality of what it means to be a ‘real’ Christian with a real faith in Jesus Christ. Her stories allow us to peek into her sensitive heart as she discovers Christ as a compassionate and loving friend who wants to share everything with us…Reilly invites all of us to put on our spiritual sunglasses and keep our eyes open to see God’s loving activity in us and around us. Wherever you are in your journey, this wonderful book will inspire you to want to know and love Jesus more, and to trust in his tremendous and very personal love for you." -- Fr. Michael Sliney, LC Chaplain, Washington DC at the Lumen Institute

“My friend Deirdre Reilly's wonderful book is mainly for two kinds of people: Those who know Jesus Christ as their savior and those who don't but who need Him. Deirdre has been in both places, on the hard days and the not-so-hard days, and her genuine faith, understanding and caring shines through on every page.” -- Mark Tapscott Editor, HillFaith

“In The Pretend Christian, Ms. Reilly convicts Christians to critically examine their behaviors to see whether they are drawing others to Christ or pushing them away. More importantly, she challenges non-believers to look past those behaviors and through to the overwhelming love in the heart of God Himself.” -- Meg Meeker, MD Best-selling author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters