Christian publishers used to publish lots of “new Christians” books but I’m not aware that such a genre of books is as popular as they once were, and that is why I’m happy to recommend Stephen Smallman’s new book: The Walk: Steps for New and Renewed Followers of Jesus
Just what you tell such a person matters deeply, and what shapes what you tell them is how you understand what it means to be a “Christian.” That is why I like Stephen Smallman’s framework: it’s about being a “follower of Jesus.” That category shapes the entire book and it’s the right category.
The book reflects mature experience — in fact years of pastoral experience — with young and renewed followers of Jesus, and it is simple and accessible but theological and solid. Smallman hails from the Reformed crowd.
Here are his topics: what is a disciple?, do I have to go to church?, learning the Bible and how to pray, know the gospel, the call to salvation and discipleship, conversion (see here), a new record: justification, a new life: sanctification and adoption, a new future: glorification, faith expressing itself in love, the gospel changes everything, and disciples making disciples … with some good extras at the end (like resources and book suggestions).