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Do you want to know more about the Christian Faith?

Do you want to know more about the Christian Faith?

Here are some ways to find out about Christianity. There are a number of courses you can do, including one on this web site. There is a web site devoted to explaining Christianity. You can read the source documents and there is plenty of help you can get from your local churches.

Read the Bible Read an Explanation Do a Course



Read the Bible

Your own Bible:

If you need to buy a new Bible we recommend the New International Version (NIV),  the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), or the English Standard Version (ESV).

Online Bible:

The text of the Bible is available online.  You can search for passages in different versions. This may also help you decide which version you want to buy.

Click here to go to an online Bible.

Where to start:

If you want to find out about the Christian Faith we suggest you start with the life and teachings of Jesus. So start with Mark's gospel (it is the shortest) or John's gospel (it gives a different perspective to the other three).


Do a Course

The Alpha Course

Alpha is a short practical introduction to the Christian faith that runs over nine or ten weeks. It includes the option of a weekend away. This is a key part of the course, as well as being great fun.

Each evening begins with a simple meal from and includes a video talk by Nicky Gumbel, coffee break, and an opportunity to discuss the talk. More on Alpha.

Christianity Explored

Christianity Explored is a course for people who'd like to investigate Christianity, or just brush up on the basics. It explores who Jesus was, what his aims were, and what it means to follow him.

You're not asked to pray, sing, or read aloud, and you can ask any question you like. Or, if you prefer, you can come along and simply listen.   More about Christianity Explored

ITC Introduction to Christianity

On this web site.

This five unit course will help you understand what the Bible says about being a Christian. It helps you read small bits of the Bible, and can be done directly from our web site. Alternatively you can do it with another person who will help you understand the ideas and answer your questions.

The five units are:

* What is God Like?
* What a Mess We're In
* Does God Really Love Us?
* Can God Make a Difference to Me?
* Is There Any Hope for the Future?

This course can be done anytime. Click here to do the course from this site.

Read an Explanation

A Fresh Start

By John Chapman published by Matthias Media

"Sometimes I'm treated like a block of wood. Why doesn't God answer my prayers the way I want him to? Isn't being good, good enough? What is faith? How can God love me? I'm not perfect. Can I really believe the Bible?"

By answering these and many other of life's questions, John Chapman explains simply and humorously, how anyone may enter into new life with God through friendship with Jesus Christ.

This excellent book can be obtained from Christian bookshops worldwide. ISBN  1875245693

Two Ways to Live

An explanation on the web of the message at the heart of Christianity. Click here to go straight to this explanation.


Making sense of God, the world and Christianity. Click here to go straight to this explanation.


Please contact us if you would like to know more about how to become a Christian.

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