Cracking the nutshell booklets

Have you ever been frustrated by religion?  Instinctively you know that a relationship with God is important, but for some reason pleasing Him just seems so complicated!  First of all, if that’s you, you’re not alone.  Most people in the world feel just like you do.  Secondly, the last thing God ever intended your relationship with Him to be is complicated.  In fact, to a spiritually-exhausted people God brought them what He called the “Gospel”— a Greek word that means “Good News.”  It was Good News because it refreshed their souls.  Unfortunately religion has redefined Gospel to mean “Good Advice”, or even worse, a long list of religious “Good Things” we need to do in order to find God.  But that’s not the Gospel.  That’s not how God designed us to have a relationship with Him.

A few months ago our NCC staff wrote this booklet called "Cracking The Nutshell."  It's designed to explain the simple Gospel simply-- specifically answering the questions that most people living in Utah have.  It’s the Gospel in a Nutshell.  There are 7 elements of the Gospel that we’ll find as we crack open this Nutshell.  Everyone who wants a life-giving relationship with God will be refreshed to read them.

You can order the CTN Booklets on our "Giving" page (we're only asking $2.00/book), and if you'd like to read it before purchasing it, just click on the following link:

Cracking The Nutshell Booklet PDF

How to read it...

Cracking the Nutshell is divided into 4 sections with a few discussion questions at the end of each section.  There are also fill-in questions throughout the booklet with answers that can be found at the end of each section.  You can go through this booklet on your own, but you will get more out of it if you go through it with one or more people.  No matter the group size, the main thing is to have an open heart to God & to allow Him to transform you from the inside out.  “How’s that supposed to happen?”  You’ll find out in the pages ahead.  Enjoy the journey!