Hello, my friend! If you are a new Christian, you are in for a treat 😊 I know it can be a bit confusing going from the new age to Christianity, because I’ve been there, done that.
I would like to share with you 5 resources that truly helped me on those first few months, when everything was new, confusing, and exciting! I hope these Christians resources help you on your transition as well.
Here they are!
5 Resources for New Christians
1. The Jesus-Centered Bible (NLT)
There are different Bible translations, some more modern than others, and you should pick the one that you understand the most. But if I may make a suggestion, I would recommend the Jesus-Centered Bible.
What I love most about this Bible is how it is helping me connect the Old Testament to the New Testament. The Old Testament part of this Bible is blue-lettered anywhere that Jesus is prophesied. If Jesus mentioned a verse, it is also in blue-letter.
The Bible is a big collection of books. Rather than trying to guess or keep track, the blue-letter is really, really helpful in allowing me to see Jesus in the Old Testament! And, of course, the New Testament is red-letter anywhere Jesus speaks 😊
2. The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
Don’t assume that you’re not allowed to ask questions. You’re allowed to ask questions. The key is to know where to get your answers from. In this book, Lee Strobel asks scholars and professionals some very tough questions, such as:
Can we really trust the Bible? Did Jesus really die on the cross or could he have fainted? Why did Jesus never directly address slavery? Do the gospels contradict each other?
Though we are to have faith, it is always helpful to learn about biblical times, how the gospels were gathered, what Jesus went through before/during the crucifixion, and many more facts about our wonderful faith.
3. Enjoying Everyday Life by Joyce Meyer Ministries
If you want a no-nonsense, non-coddling view on how to live a biblical life, Joyce Meyer is totally for you! She does not candy-coat her sermons, and she is big on taking personal responsibility– both things I admire.
Joyce has an extensive history reading and studying the Bible, so I trust her knowledge. She breaks down the Bible into easy-to-understand parts and helps explain how we can become better Christians.
I love listening to her sermons while I do my makeup in the mornings, and because she always includes Bible verses, I rest assured that she’s not freelancing outside of the Bible (which is a no-no for me!).
4. Amy Barbera (music)
Music is a big part of my life. When I became a Christian, I began searching for Christ-inspired music. Lucky me, I came across Amy Barbera and her wonderful music!
Gotquestions.org has over 500,000 questions answered! You just put your question in the search box and boom! You get biblical, Christ-centered answers! They also have many Christian articles.
This was a great resource for me, because it provided not only answers, but Bible verses where the answers came from. Again, I don’t like anything that freelances outside of the Bible. The Bible is my source for all knowledge and I trust it! 😊
I hope these resources help you.
Take care and God bless,
For more advice on transitioning from new age to Christianity, see my free video series on YouTube Kindness and Calm.