STUFF I'VE WRITTEN

For your ministry and your soul

Real Life: A Christianity Worth Living Out

InterVarsity Press, 2012

“… the book’s conversational tone, relevance to today’s issues, and tangible solutions make this an important read for both ministers and laypersons who seek more unified and better motivated Christian communities.” — Publishers Weekly


Is Christianity something you just believe in, or can it be something you actually live out? In this compelling narrative, James Choung explores what it means to follow Jesus in the real world. Engineer Stephen wants to encourage his younger colleague Jared in his spiritual journey, but both feel at a loss. Stephen’s friend Bridget offers insights on how Boomers, Xers, Millennials and younger generations approach spiritual questions, with implications for discipleship, community and service. Together they walk through deepening stages of faith as they discern how God is calling them to live.

Join Stephen, Bridget and Jared on their journey of following Jesus, as they discover what it means to move from skeptic to world-changer. And find new pathways for Christian discipleship and disciplemaking in a world yearning for hope.

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True Story: A Christianity Worth Believing In

InterVarsity Press, 2008

“Brilliant. . . . Tools like this can change the world.” — Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life


Caleb has been a Christian for a long time. But he can’t bring himself to share his faith with anyone because it doesn’t sound like good news anymore. Christianity’s claims come across as hallow, arrogant, and intolerant. Worst of all, it feels like Christianity is just about “saving souls,” giving people an escape ticket to heaven while the world falls apart. There must be more to it than that …

In this engaging narrative, James Choung weaves the tale of a search for a Christianity worth believing in. Disillusioned believer Caleb and hostile skeptic Anna wrestle with the plausibility of the Christian story in a world of pain and suffering. They ask each other tough questions about what Jesus really came to do and what Christianity is supposed to be about. Along the way, they discover that real Christianity is far bigger than anything they ever heard about in church. And the conversion that comes is not one that either of them expects.

Join Caleb and Anna on their spiritual journeys as they probe Christianity from both inside and out. And discover a new way of understanding and explaining the Christian faith that really matters in a broken world.

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Based on a True Story

InterVarsity Press, 2008

“This small (3×5) 30 page booklet is by far the best summary of the good news I have ever read in so short a space. It is phenomenal.” — Len Hjalmarson, author of Missional Spirituality


“Everybody likes a good story. Especially if it’s based on true, real-life events. But what kind of story is compelling enough to transform your life? Can a story be powerful enough to change the whole world?”

Based on a True Story is a companion booklet to True Story that’s intended for giveaway use.

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Discipling Skeptics and Seekers

By Beau Crosetto and James Choung
Exponential, 2014

“If we are serious about the Great Commission and making disciples, then we need to be serious about evangelism because evangelism is the discipleship of skeptics and seekers of Jesus,” say InterVarsity ministry leaders Beau Crosetto and James Choung. In this new FREE eBook, the authors help leaders understand two things: 1) Why every believer needs to be doing evangelism and leading people to faith; and 2) How you can create a culture of witness in your church or faith community. For too long we were pressuring people, and now we have become passive in evangelism. Crosetto and Choung say the time is now to seek a third and better way!

Key highlights:

  • Inspiring stories of people leading others to faith in Christ.
  • The difference between pressure, passive and proactive evangelism.
  • Why the church has become more passive in its approach to evangelism.
  • Four insightful reasons why we need to disciple skeptics and seekers.
  • Why evangelism is “the discipleship of skeptics and seekers.”
  • The role of the gifted evangelist in the Great Commission.
  • Four rhythms that will help you create a culture of discipling skeptics and seekers in your church.
  • What it means to be a “God watcher.”
  • Specific, real-life examples of how the authors have initiated spiritual conversations, interpreted God moments, and invited people to respond to Jesus.

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