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Fast Track to Victory

Updated on November 6, 2014
Fast Track to Victory, A Christian Guidebook
Fast Track to Victory, A Christian Guidebook

Eager for Change in your Life?

Fast Track to Victory, A Christian Guidebook is a book designed to get you off to a running start as a Christian. It goes beyond religion, helping you seek your maker and learn from him! In 40 short lessons, you will learn biblical truths which can dramatically change your circumstances and enable you to live the victorious Christian life!

This potentially life changing non-denominational Christian book is intended for those who have not studied the Bible extensively -- either because they are young, were never taught to do so, or are reluctant to read a long book. Fast Track to Victory not only teaches vital lessons but encourages you to go back to the Bible for more.

In this Hubpage, I'll tell you what you'll find in this book I authored.

Getting on the Fast Track

Looking for a Jump Start?

If you are eager to experience victory in your life, you are not alone.

Many of us face challenges we don't know how to overcome. The good news is there is someone who actually has all the answers and he gives us the victory. He is our maker.

We can call him by various names, but whatever the name, he is the one who engineered our lives on Earth and hung the planets in the skies. Anyone with that kind of wisdom has answers -- answers we'd like to have for our own lives.

Fast Track of Victory, A Christian Guidebook, is about getting to know our creator better. It is about obtaining his wisdom for our lives. It is about walking in new freedom -- freedom to love, freedom to live without fear, freedom to be ourselves.

As you would expect from its name, Fast Track is a short book. Its lessons and prayers designed to give you a jump start in your Christian walk. If you read one lesson a day, you'll easily learn lessons it took me years to discover -- lessons I wished I'd known years earlier. You will learn how to really love and forgive others, how to defeat fear, and what our creator is really like. You'll learn why it's important to study the word of God and how to deal with some of life's pressing challenges: Death, hurt, tragedy, the devil and obesity.

Fast Track also encourages you to develop habits that lead to success. It helps you pattern your life according to the Word of God.


What Are the Lessons About?

So, what can I learn from Fast Track?

Here's a breakdown of the lessons you'll find in Fast Track to Victory, A Christian Guidebook.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Starting the Race............................................................................p. 9

Getting a Jump Start...............................................................…...................p. 10

God Lives and Heals Today..................................................................pgs. 11-13

Getting to Know God...........................................................................pgs. 14, 15

Accepting the Gift of Salvation...................................................….......pgs. 16, 17

Making a Decision to Accept Jesus.......................................…............pgs. 18, 19

Moo-oove over Betsy..................................................................….....pgs. 20, 21

Jesus Waits to Speak to Us................................................................pgs. 22, 23

Surrendering to God Means Victory!...........................................…......pgs. 24-26

Scripture Songs: A Positive Note.........................................................pgs. 27-29

Getting to Know God -- Better.............................................................pgs. 30, 31

Made in His Image..............................................................................pgs. 32, 33

Bringing Little Gifts..............................................................................pgs. 34, 35

Section 2: Running the Race -- Lessons to Live By........................................p. 36

Ignorance is Not Bliss...............................................................….................p. 37

God Made You Just Right...................................................................pgs. 38, 39

Learning to Love Starts with Wisdom...................................................pgs. 40, 41

Seeing with the Eyes of Faith........................................................................p. 42

Praying the Scriptures...............................................................….......pgs. 43, 44

Doing What Jesus Did.........................................................................pgs. 45, 46

Take a Lesson from History:

Credit God for Your Sucess..................................................................pgs. 47-49

The Little Orange Tree:

A True Story about Sowing, Reaping and God's Love............................pgs. 50, 51

What is the Will of God???......................................................…...................p. 52

All Authority is from God.......................................................................pgs. 53, 54

What About God's Worthy Cause???....................................................pgs. 55, 56

The Importance of Giving Thanks..........................................................pgs. 57, 58

The Gift I Gave Early......................................................................................p. 59

He Heard my Voice................................................................................pgs. 60, 61

A Gift from Daddy God...........................................................................pgs. 62, 63

Section 3: Jumping Life's Hurdles.....................................................................p. 64

God Knows Our Needs...............................................................….........pgs. 65, 66

How to Defeat the Devil..........................................................................pgs. 67, 68

Fear is Our Enemy.................................................................................pgs. 69, 70

Dealing with Death..................................................................................pgs. 71, 72

Battling Bulge, Bible Style.........................................................................pgs. 73-75

The "Forbidden Fruit," New Testament Style...........................................pgs. 76, 77

Making the Most of Getting Older.............................................................pgs. 78-80

Look for the Rainbow when Tragedy Comes............................................pgs. 81-83

It is Enough...........................................................................................pgs. 84, 85

Are You Carrying the Wrong Backpack?..................................................pgs. 86, 87

Dealing with Stress..........................................................................................p. 88

Giving Our Hurts to God.........................................................................pgs. 89, 90

Declaring God's Victory..........................................................................pgs. 91, 92

Conclusion......................................................................................................p. 93

Postscript: What Comes Next?

Questions and Answers from the Bible ....................................................pgs. 94-97

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Why Did You Write Fast Track?

The short answer: Obedience to God

The long answer: In an attempt to use the talents and training God had given me in journalism, I began writing Bible columns sharing what he taught me. It was my goal to help spare people grief by sharing the painful lessons I learned the hard way. It was my hope some folks who might be making the same mistakes, or who might be inclined to make the same mistakes, would realize their errors and choose to change. I learned the hard way wrong choices lead to trouble, so I believe right choices can reduce the troubles. I hope this Christian book spares many needless grief.

Sure, we will have challenges, we will have losses, and life won't be just the way we'd like it. God is in control and he's looking to mold us, shape our characters. His ways are different than ours -- so they're likely to clash at some point. But by learning the truth from the word of God we can help ourselves. The sooner we get the lesson, the sooner we can move on, instead of reliving the pain until we get it right. God wants to free us from the traps the devil has for us. He teaches us the truth that sets us free in the word of God. I share some of those truths here in an abbreviated form, at God's request. I believe they are best suited for those who are eager to know more about God, but maybe don't know quite where to start. It is especially suited for the young, newly surrendered-to-God Christian, newly Baptized, or individual challenged by life's problems who is open to seeking God. It is suited for those open to God but who don't like to read or believe they are too busy for Bible study.

I am believing it is a tool God can use to reach those who don't reach for the Bible, for whatever reason. It is a tool God can use to teach someone important truths quickly when it would save them from much pain, or free them to serve him more quickly.

So, What Religion are you Endorsing?

Christianity. This book is unashamedly about Jesus Christ, the word of God. It is not about any specific denomination, or even non-denomination.

Unfortunately, religion can distract us from what is really important: Knowing God. We get sidetracked. We get into arguments about who is right and who is wrong. What is truth and what isn't. What rules we should be following.

This Christian book attempts to circumvent the arguments and focus on the one who is all important: God. He's also the one who is all knowing. It is God who knows where you're at and where he wants you to be.

Frankly, it's not my objective to convince you to practice any certain religion. As a consequence, Fast Track to Victory, A Christian Guidebook, does not address religious doctrines -- even those mentioned in the Bible, like Baptism. Instead, Fast Track to Victory focuses on practical tools to help Christians of any faith background -- like how to forgive and love, how to deal with fear, and how to deal with the reality of death.

The Bible quotes in the book are from the King James Authorized Version. That's the Bible edition that inspired the lessons. It also happens to be in the public domain in most of the world, which relieves me of red tape securing permissions to use Bible quotes. You are free to look up the cites in your own preferred version and compare them.

What Do You Believe?

I believe in Jesus, the son of God and word of God, and regularly attend a Bible-believing non-denominational church. However, I was raised in a large denominational church and attended it for many years. I also have visited churches in different denominations in my own search for God.

What is important is knowing our Savior, Jesus Christ -- having a relationship with him. Fast Track to Victory, A Christian Guidebook is about what I have learned from God and about God.

Attending church is important, but God has a plan for each one of us. It's not up to me to interfere with the plan he's set in motion for you. What church you attend is a choice you make. Hopefully it is one you pray and seek God about.

What Pastors are Saying about Fast Track

Fast Track To Victory offers sound Biblical teachings and personal insight to help the reader obtain victorious living through Jesus Christ. This book is perfect tool for group or individual Bible Study."

Pastor Curt Harrison

In HIs Grip Family Ministries,

Tulsa, OK

"I highly recommend this book by Cheryl Rogers. It is well written and in an easy to read style. It is ideal for new Christians and those seeking to know God. In short easy chapters where you could do a study a day you will learn simply and easily how to live the Christian life. And with enough biblical wisdom to get you hungry for more. Buy this book as a "Fast Track to Victory." it is a great way to have regular meals in the word of God.

Gill Stanford

Senior Pastor

Gentle Rain Ministries International, United Kingdom

Founder/CEO Winning Women

Online pastors associated with the author were offered free e-copies and asked for a short review. If you are a pastor and would like to review this book, please contact me. Am seeking partners who are discipling new and young believers!

Fast Track to Victory, A Christian Guidebook
Fast Track to Victory, A Christian Guidebook

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Where can I buy Fast Track to Victory? - Fast Track to Victory, a Christian Guidebook, is in print.

In Tampa, Florida, Fast Track to Victory can be purchased at Mojo Books & Music on Fowler Avenue just east of University Mall or at The Christian Armory at the Big Top Flea Market on Fowler Avenue near I-75. Check back for more locations.

But I Don't Like to Read

Great! Fast Track to Victory, A Christian Guidebook is aimed at folks who don't like to read -- especially for folks who have trouble reading Scriptures! Maybe they fall asleep. Maybe they find it hard to sit still that long!

It's also aimed at those who are too young to have extensive training in the word of God, or who are new Christians still trying to develop the daily habit of spending time with God. It's aimed at those with a busy lifestyle, who can't seem to make time for regular Bible study.

Fast Track is intended to help you and encourage you as you begin seeking God daily. It's a skinny book, less than 100 pages, chock full of biblical wisdom. It's not supposed to be read like any other book. It is a devotions book. As such, it should be read one lesson at a time for 40 days. That means you likely will spend a few minutes reading, a few more minutes praying, and maybe a few more reflecting on the lesson and how you can apply it to your life. You may want to pull out your Bible and read the quotes in context. Hopefully you will!

Don't expect to sit down and read through the book in one, or even two sessions. You'll probably find it too intense. You likely will get much more if you pray, reflect, and try to apply each lesson to your life as you go along. You'll likely get much more if you ask God what he is trying to teach you with each one -- if you ask him if there is anything he wants you to do differently.

So if you don't like to read, and that is the reason you don't like to read the Bible, you've got help. God, and Fast Track, meet you where you are at. Fast Track helps you to relate Bible wisdom to your life, quickly and easily. And if you really, really don't want to read and would like an audio version, please contact me.

Take a Sneak Peek at Fast Track to Victory

God Lives and Heals Today

This lesson, about how God miraculously healed me from Environmental Illness, is intended to bolster your faith, encourage you to seek the one who made you, and put him first in your life. It is the second lesson in Fast Track to Victory.

"ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart." Jeremiah 29:13

I have a confession.

I used to have doubts about God's existence. I would pray and I wouldn't always get an answer, so it felt like a one-sided conversation.

Then one day when I was very, very sick and out of options, I surrendered my life to God. I didn't know what else to do.

Guess what? HE heard me.

It was late 1996 and I was suffering from severe immune dysfunction. Basically, I was super sensitive to everything in my environment and I was getting worse.

I had already prayed. I had already seen the doctors. I took their pills. I took their allergy shots. I took out my mercury fillings. I did deep-heat detoxification in a sauna. I tried to avoid my stressors.

And still, I got worse.

At first, it was better and worse. Then, it was much, much worse. So much so, I didn't know where I could live.

Now that seemed like a problem of God-size proportions. I told him I had done all I could. If he could do something with my life, he could have it.

Well, that's not much of a salvation prayer, but God seemed satisfied with it. He got me a new place to stay within a few hours. He filled me with faith in him and a desire to be obedient to his wishes. (I previously had relied pretty much on my own judgment.)

For two weeks, he tested me. I rotated sleeping places at his discretion -- kind of like the Israelites following the cloud in their wanderings.

"And when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward in all their journeys:

"But if the cloud were not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up." Exodus 40:36, 37

And then, my mother sought prayer for me from Messianic Vision's radio show by Sid Roth, a Georgia pastor. They drew my name by lottery on the show and prayed for me.

I didn't even know my mom had put my name in for prayer, but I sure knew someone prayed for me. I became more optimistic and resolved to make the most of my situation.

The folks on the show declared me healed. Indeed, as I later learned, I had received the Holy Spirit. My body became stronger and stronger as each day passed.

"But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you." Romans 8:11

Well, it was (and is) true.

The Holy Spirit led me to seek prayer wherever and whenever I could. I had people lay hands on me and pray, just as they describe in the Bible.

About six months later, God led me to a statewide charismatic prayer conference. It was there I received a physical healing from Environmental Illness.

My life has never been the same since.

I found being the boss isn't what it's cracked up to be. I just don't have all the answers, as much as I'd like to ... It's sure been a weight off my shoulders.

I have to admit that, deep inside, I was running scared. It wasn't a good feeling.

Now, I can rely on the one who made me to do what's best.

"In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid of what man can do unto me.

"Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.

"For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt thou not deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?" Psalm 56:11-13

Cheryl Rogers
Cheryl Rogers

Meet the Author

I am a former newspaper reporter who came to know God through a devastating illness. When I surrendered my life to God, he healed me.

My story is one of hope and encouragement for all who struggle with problems too large for them - whether it be a disease, an addiction, or misery.

I am now a 50-something freelance writer and self publishing assistant who lives in Tampa, FL with her husband and family. I write about and sell new Christian books at my website, New Christian Books Online Magazine.

A Miami native, I majored in journalism and sociology, then went to work for 12 years in the newspaper industry. I succumbed to Environmental Illness in 1993, but was delivered through the laying on of hands in 1997.

It was a stressful time, but I learned God blesses us even through the tragedies. No matter how bad it looks, he always has a plan.

You can connect with me online through my websites, www.newchristianbooksonlinemagazine.com and www.SongsfromtheWord.com, where I share my original Scripture songs.

Let me Partner with You

Le me partner with you as you reach out with Christ's love to those around you. With Fast Track to Victory you have a tool -- a tool that makes the case for regular Bible study, a tool that demonstrates from personal experience why it's important to study God's Word!

Because I came to know the Lord as an adult, through a serious illness, I know what it's like to live without God's wisdom. I know what it's like to go to church, but not really know God. I know what it's like to be saved, but not experience any change ... because I didn't truly surrender my life.

Chances are you know someone like that. Someone stuck in religion, who goes through all the motions but who doesn't really know God. Maybe it's your husband or wife, an adult child, a neighbor or good friend. Chances are there is someone God has put into your life to love ... into the kingdom of God.

Only they can truly seek God. Only they can dedicate themselves to him. But you can pray. You can set a good example through your conduct, your love and life of service. And you can share, whenever God calls you to, about how he has made a difference in your life.

Let me partner with you. Let me share my testimony of healing. Let me help your loved one(s) believe Jesus still lives and heals today. Pray, pray, pray and seek God's will about sharing my book, Fast Track to Victory, A Christian Guidebook, with your loved one.

It is an extraordinary testimony, not only because it involves healing, but because I share what I wished I would have known years earlier -- truths from God's word which could have spared me needless grief.

Because I came to know Christ as an adult, I lacked the biblical foundation for victorious living that many get through regular, dedicated Bible study. So I put my experience as a newspaper reporter to good use, sharing through my own experiences those precious truths that can make a big difference not only to our eternal destiny, but to our quality of life today.

I pray it is helpful to you and yours.

Partner with me to Disciple Others

Pastors and Ministers Sought

If you pastor or minister to others, especially those new in the Christian faith, please prayerfully consider partnering with me. As a stay-at-home mom, with a huge story to tell about God's grace, I am filled with a great desire to share the knowledge of God's mercy and grace with others. But my time and resources are limited.

I believe God can use this Christian book to dramatically impact people's lives -- yet I am limited in my ability to be in the trenches, so to speak, ministering directly to those who can be helped most by this book.

So if you actively evangelize new believers, or help them get on solid ground as a Christian, please contact me. I am seeking ministers from every Christian denomination, and non-denomination, to review this book. I want endorsements to ensure potential readers this is a devotional study they can undertake in confidence.

Churches/ministries who sell this Christian book will receive wholesale pricing, enabling them to raise funds for their latest project or make a profit. Drop shipping is available, so no upfront expense is required!

Online ministries can choose to order books by telephone or the Internet, or opt for Fast Track's automated Affiliate program.

This book is about growing as a Christian and establishing the habit of spending time with God in his word, so please consider joining forces with me. Thanks.

Read the Fast Track column

If you'd like to read more short devotions I've written, visit my website and read the Fast Track to Victory column. Each column contains one or more Scriptures. They are intended to encourage you and help you grow in your faith.

Another Life-Changing Testimony: A Dead Man is Raised

Check out this faith-building video about how a man was raised back to life following a massive heart attack. Jeff Markin was dead, but Dr. Chauncey Crandall heard God ask him to pray for Jeff. So in obedience, Dr. Crandall went to Jeff's bedside as he was being prepped for the morgue and prayed for him. After a staff member shocked the body one more time, Jeff revived.

Christian Book Spotlight

Read his faith-building account of how Dr. Chauncey Crandall heard the voice of God and prayed at the bedside of a dead man being prepped for the morgue. At God's insistence, Dr. Crandall prayed if Jeff Markin did not know God he would be restored to life. Dr. Crandall asked a hospital to shock the body one more time and he miraculously came back from the dead.

Makes a great gift to encourage others -- and yourself -- in your faith. All things really are possible with God.

Finding God: Biblical Answers to Questions about Our Maker
Finding God: Biblical Answers to Questions about Our Maker

Also by Cheryl Rogers

The most important relationship we can ever have is with our maker. Yet many of us can't quite connect. Because we cannot see him, or relate to him in the same way we relate to our parents and friends, we may not even be sure he exists. We may pray and go to church, but still question whether God is real.

To help people connect with God, I've written a book Finding God: Biblical Answers to Questions about Our Maker. It took me a devastating illness to seek God and surrender my life to him, so I'm hoping to help spare others grief from not having God in their lives.

I hope if you have questions about God that you'll check out my book. It's available at my website and other online retailers.

© 2007 Cheryl Rogers

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