Author Stephen Robinson illustrates the power of the Savior in Believing Christ as he uses analogies and parables, such as his own bicycle story, and scriptures and personal experiences in this moving, best-selling book. “Mortals have finite liabilities,” he explains, and Jesus has unlimited assets.” By merging the two, exaltation can come. As long as we progress in some degree, the Lord will be pleased and will bless us. We must not only believe in Christ but also believe him—believe that he has the power to exalt us, that he can do what he claims. People will better understand the doctrines of mercy, justification, and salvation by grace after reading this book.
Now combined with Robinson’s follow-up book, Following Christ, readers can delve into the atonement even more. In Following Christ: The Parable of the Divers and More Good News, the author explains what happens after we have entered the gospel covenant. He writes, “Where Believing Christ dealt with entering the covenant, this book will focus on staying in the covenant. If being truly converted is to accept Christ as Lord and to make Him the Lord of our lives, then this must somehow be reflected in our lives—but how? How does being born again translate into behavior after our conversion?”
In the same clear, readable style of his first book, the author explains what it means to be a member of Christ’s kingdom, the relationship between faith and works, what it means to endure to the end (it does not mean “being perfect”), the nature of mortality, hazards we may encounter as we seek to endure in the Lord’s service, and, finally, the importance of serving others in love.