Introduction

Introduction

God is different. His children are supposed to be different-and they are supposed to make a difference. These are the central themes of Dare to Be Different, a collection of inspirational essays that are sure to challenge and strengthen the reader’s faith.

God’s ways are not man’s ways, the Bible tells us.1 Citing numerous biblical examples, the author pictures our Creator as an iconoclast, frequently at odds with the status quo His creations have created for themselves.

Dare to Be Different also points us to God’s never-ending, all-encompassing, unconditional and personal love for each of us-the only thing that can truly satisfy our souls, transform our lives, and provide a rock-solid foundation for our faith.

“He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”2 The author maintains that the love of God is the greatest force in the world today-greater than all the forces of evil combined-and that it is the Christian’s duty to share God’s love with others.

Holding up Jesus Christ as the ideal role model and His teachings as the how-to, Berg challenges us to let our faith make a real difference in our lives and the lives of those around us.

Dare to Be Different will appeal to believers of all ages, backgrounds and cultures, regardless of religious affiliation; to those searching for truth, as well as those who want to more fully understand God’s love and ways. It presents important Christian truths in an easy-to-understand and heartfelt manner. And most of all, it leaves us with the conviction that no matter what our circumstances, we can help change the world!

The Editors

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1Isaiah 55:8

21 John 4:8

Sam Smith
Sam Smith is an independent Missionary, that has spent 7 years of his life in Africa, trying to spread Jesus' message of love in any way possible. He has been involved with non profit companies distributing educational material, youth counseling, IT education and humanitarian aid work in medical camps. He believes in Jesus in the simple way that the Bible speaks about, without going so far as to "belong" to a denomination, but just wants to do his best with likeminded people to make the world a better place.