The Christian Life by T Austin-Sparks and published by Classics.
The general subject then, of this book is what it means to be a Christian. I think we might be quite safe in dividing this company into three categories generally. One, those who would not claim to have had a definite experience in relation to Christ of what the New Testament calls the new birth, or being born anew. Another group are those who have perhaps more recently had such an experience and are what might be called “young Christians”; not necessarily young in years, but young in Christian life. And the third group: the people who know all about it.
Now, it will be necessary for there to be quite a bit of give and take in what is being said. That is, that if there is that being said that does not fit your group, your category, you must remember that it may just be what someone else needs, and in that way be co-operative so that we are working together. And the mature experienced people who know all about it, must realise that I am also speaking to those who have no experience at all in this matter, or whose experience is very immature. Having said that, we can come to our subject: what it means to be a Christian.