“Are these books written from a denominational perspective?” I recently was asked that question of the Greatest Treasure series of books, told by Shoe Makinen.
The short answer is ‘no’.
But that deserves some explanation. I have to ask myself, ‘what denomination was Jesus’? The answer to that question leaves me with only what’s in God’s Word about my relationship with Him and exactly what it takes to get to heaven. In it, Jesus says He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life; and that no one comes to the Father but by Him. His good news doesn’t mince any words about being born again, being regenerated – a new creature, with the old man passed away and ALL things having become new.
There is no denomination there.
Shoe Makinen is on a similar road of discovery – that going to church or being the best kid in the town of Stoney Creek will have no bearing on his ability to stand spotless before God. Only Jesus Christ can do that. Shoe, who barely survived his physical birth will have to be born again to be redeemed and live an eternal life of joy with his Creator.
I hope that answers the question more fully. And I hope you will come along with Shoe, on the journey that matters most.