A Mountain Streams book
David Brandt Berg
Phillip Sherwood and Keith Phillips would like to thank Michael Roy and Reuben Rushevsky for their assistance in the compiling and editing of this book.
Unless otherwise indicated, all Bible quotations in this booklet are from the New King James Version, © 1982 Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Scriptures marked KJV are from the King James Version (Authorized Version).
Scriptures marked NIV are from the New International Version, ©1973 International Bible Society.
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 (Isaiah 55:8). Citing numerous biblical examples, David Brandt Berg 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” (1 John 4:8). 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 Differentwill 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!