Getting Your Feet Dirty

Getting Your Feet Dirty

A Down-to-Earth Look at Following Jesus

by Don Everts

Getting Your Feet Dirty
  • Length: 132 pages
  • Published: March 15, 2007
  •  Discontinued
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-3604-8
  • Item Code: 3604
  • Case Quantity: 64

On one momentous day two thousand years ago, all at once, three thousand people decided to follow Jesus.

What was all that about? What were they getting themselves into? What is it like to follow Jesus—then and now?

Don Everts paints a picture of following Jesus by looking at the experiences of the earliest Christians. He recounts what happened, what they believed, what they did next and what it all might mean for you.

Becoming a follower of Jesus can be as dramatic as welcoming a newborn baby. Discover here the wonder of birth and the joy of being alive in Christ.

In simple, basic language, author Don Everts offers important insights into truths that caused 3,000 people to become Christ followers after one sermon. Getting Your Feet Dirty is a great book to study with non-Christian friends who have their own questions about what it means to be a Christian.

Ignite, Nov/Dec 2007

"Everts' message . . . is an important one at a time when Christians are often viewed as living untransformed lives. Targeting primarily new Christians as well as seekers, Everts' clear focus, accessible style, and openness to questions make this a useful guide for individuals embarking on the journey of following Jesus."

Joe Cilek, YouthWorker Journal, May/June 2007


Welcome to the Delivery Room (An Introduction)

The Wonder of Birth
1. The Action: What Happened Back Then?
2. The Noise: Are You Guys Drunk or What?
3. The Story: Can You Just Start Over At the Beginning?
4. The Call: Where Do I Sign Up?

The Joy of Being Alive
5. The Apostles' Teaching: Playing a Two-Thousand-Year-Old Game of Telephone
6. The Fellowship: The Spirituality of the Kitchen Table
7. The Breaking of Bread: Chew on This for Awhile
8. The Prayers: Whispering Together With God

The Rest of the Story (A Conclusion)

What About Us? (Implications for Churches)

Don Everts

Don Everts is the senior pastor of First & Calvary Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Missouri, and is a writer for Lutheran Hour Ministries and the Hopeful Neighborhood Project. Don has spent almost three decades helping people on college campuses and in the local church become good stewards of their God-given gifts. Along the way, his wife, Wendy, has been helping Don do the same. His many books include The Reluctant Witness, The Spiritually Vibrant Home, and The Hopeful Neighborhood, all of which feature original research from Barna and biblical insights for our everyday lives.