God: Is He out There? (McConnell) (NS-CL)

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Christian Focus

So you’re new to the whole Christianity thing. You’ve heard a bit about it but you aren’t really sure what to do next and you’ve still got some pretty big questions. Well, the First Steps series is here to help.

Let’s start out with the most important question of all: is God out there? How can we know if He exists? If He does exist, what is He like? What does any of it have to do with us? This short book will help you think through these and other crucial questions.



Mez McConnell is the pastor for Niddrie Community Church, near Edinburgh. He is also the Director of 20schemes which is dedicated to revitalising and planting gospel churches in Scotland's poorest communities. Previously he was a missionary with street kids in Brazil. He is married and has two children.



"A life committed to following Jesus isn’t easy, so we need all the help we can get! I’m thankful, then, for a resource like this. In God: Is He Out There?, Mez McConnell tackles the difficult – yet central – questions of Christian theology in a way that is accessible, practical, and personal."

- Jared C. Wilson, Director of Content Strategy for Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Managing Editor of For The Church, Midwestern's site for gospel-centered resources.


"God – Is He Out There? is such a practical tool for discipling believers in the basics of the Christian faith … My advice: Grab a copy and walk with a few others believers through it."

- Robby Gallaty, Senior Pastor, Long Hollow Baptist Church, Hendersonville, Tennessee


"… brilliantly simple and accessible to anyone searching for answers about God and truth, and yet biblically sound and clear about what it truly means to know Christ and walk with him. Mez has a sensitive pastor’s heart and a burden for the urban poor that oozes with every page. This book is a clear and needed contribution from one of the most careful and wise thinkers on caring for the poor in our generation."

- Brian Croft, Pastor, Auburndale Baptist Church and Senior Fellow of the Mathena Center for Church Revitalization at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky


"God – Is He out There? is a clear explanation of what God says about himself without talking down to people. It’s a great opportunity to think about the most important questions of all: Does God exist? What’s he like? And what’s it got to do with me?"

- Tim Chester, Pastor of Grace Church, Boroughbridge, Yorkshire


"Mez McConnell gives us a beautiful and relatable road map to walking someone through the most important questions they’ll ever have. God–Is he out there, connects the dots between our doubts and the divine. A wonderful read."

- Albert Tate, Founder & lead pastor, Fellowship Monrovia, Monrovia, California and contributor to Letters to a Birmingham Jail