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Flatirons Basic Training

Basic Training

In the military, basic training is what turns civilians into soldiers. In it you are taught all of the basic skills needed to be a soldier, skills that you will use for the rest of your military career. Your life will depend on your mastery of what you learn in basic training. This concept is found all over.

“Flatirons Basic Training” contains the truths and disciplines that you will return to over and over. These are the essential skills you revisit when you wander off the path. You will use them for the rest of your life. As a follower of Jesus, you will build your life upon them.
When you take the time to work through “Flatirons Basic Training” and then start incorporating this teaching from Jesus into your daily life, you are building your house on a bedrock of truth that will withstand all of the suffering, garbage, betrayal, addiction, sickness and loss that life will throw at you.

You will remain standing.

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The Reason for God” by Timothy Keller
Evidence That Demands a Verdict” by Josh McDowell
The Case for Christ” by Lee Strobel
The Case for the Real Jesus” by Lee Strobel
Apologetics for the Glory of God” by John Frame
Mere Christianity” by CS Lewis

Bible Commentary



Basic Christianity” by John Stott
Knowing God” by J.I. Packer

Following Jesus

Who is This Man” by John Ortberg
The Cross of Christ” by John Stott
One Way Love” by Tullian Tchvidjian
The Jesus I Never Knew” by Philip Yancey
Counterfeit Gods” by Timothy Keller
No More Dragons” by Jim Burgen
The Furious Longing of God” by Brennan Manning
"Hearing God" by Dallas Willard


Man Maker Project” by Chris Bruno
Making Men” by Chuck Holton
Father Hunger” by Douglas Wilson
Manhood Restored” by Eric Mason
The Sacred Journey” by Frederick Buechner
Wild at Heart” by John Eldredge
Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood” edited by John Piper and Wayne Grudem


The Meaning of Marriage” by Tim Keller
This Momentary Marriage” by John Piper
Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage in the Bible” by Jay E. Adams