Christian Participant's Guide: It's Not What You Think

Christian Participant's Guide: It's Not What You Think
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What does it mean to be a Christian?


Ask 100 people that question and you are likely to get 100 different answers. One reason people have such difficulty defining what a Christian should be is that the Bible never gives a definition. The followers of Jesus did not defer to themselves as Christians, it was a label placed on them from the outside. The early believers called themselves disciples, and the Bible is very clear in defining what a disciple looks like.


Jesus gave his disciples one word that should define them. What if we as his followers embodied this one word? What if our behavior was so consistent with this word that folks around us were drawn to us—and to God?


In Christian, you will learn:

  • What one word should be descriptive of every disciple
  • How Jesus followers should treat those who are outside the faith
  • Why people love Jesus but can’t stand his followers


This study guide with help you dig deeper into the teachings from Andy Stanley on the corresponding DVD (sold separately) and includes discussion questions for individuals and/or small groups, between-session devotions, DVD teaching overviews, and a leader’s guide.

Customer Book Reviews

Small group study book


First encounter with Andy Stanley and my wife and I love it so far. We are watching the DVD along with the study. The DVD is better than the book. The book asks simple, redundant questions but does have some helpful content that isn't in the accompanying DVD. The DVD is awesome and I'd encourage people to only buy the two together.

Good workbook - Follows DVD


This workbook is a good addition to the Andy Stanley "Christian" DVD. It has good questions for discussions. Our study group gained insight into the Christian series by using the workbook. Amazon delivered our 4 books within 3 days of ordering them. Very good!

Five Stars


Andy Stanley is the man!

Could be a quarter of the size


The author uses a whole lot of words to convey simple topics. The main content is good, but it really felt like it was stretched out so it could be published and sold.

A Must Read!


Andy clearly identifies a huge gaping problem in the "Christian" Church today. He also clears up the question of, "What am I supposed to do?" in clear and simple words that are Biblically indisputable.

Get it! Study it! Live it!


This study is life changing. You really need the DVD to go along with it. It will change your view of your faith in Christ, it will change the way you look at non-christian's, it will allow you to let go of the burdens you have been holding onto for so many years! Get it! Study it! Live it!

WOW!! Makes you think...seriously


I ordered this on Kindle for a study at church, which has a video to go with the book. Love the daily work and the dialogue in class.

Let's change for good!


This book is based on a very insightful distinction between Christian and a disciple of Christ. It challenges me to examine myself to see is my faith is based in an on going transition to be more like Jesus.

Define whose you are to provide focus


Andy Stanley is a great communicator. He challenges us to think about branding and what it means to be a disciple or Jesus follower rather than just "Christian"

Not the usual North Point study guide


I like the structure of this guide. It gives you a summary and some forward thought at the end of each chapter and has a recap at the beginning of the next chapter. However, the discussion questions are . . .spacey. They are very vague. Our group had to read them several times and try to translate what they were really asking. This is one of my least favorite study guides from them but one of my favorite series. If you have the DVD, I recommend watching the full sermons.

We should we Disciples not just Christians


This book makes me realize that we should be very careful when we Judges others, because the bible tells us to only judge the insiders in our church and let God do the judging of the (outsiders) lost. We are to love the lost, not to judge them and this is how to win them to the saving grace of Jesus Christ. This book has help me to grow in my Faith.

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Book Summary: The title of this book is Christian Participant's Guide and it was written by Andy Stanley. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is Dec 26, 2012 and it has a suggested retail price of $10.99. It was published by Zondervan and has a total of 144 pages in the book. The 10 digit ISBN is 0310693349 and the 13 digit ISBN is 9780310693345. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here.