Bruce & Stan
About the Authors
Bruce Bickel is an attorney who specializes in estate planning and trust law. But what he really enjoys is communicating with live audiences. As a professional speaker for corporate and Christian events, Bruce combines practical insights with a dramatic flair influenced by his theatrical training and his short-lived comedic career. Bruce’s trademark is humor and his passion is truth, whether he is speaking to a group of business executives or preaching in a church. To learn more about Bruce and his multi-faceted career, go to his web site at www.brucebickel.com.
Bruce and his wife, Cheryl, live in the Seattle area.
For 25 years Stan Jantz managed a chain of Christian retail stores. Currently Stan is a marketing consultant and a partner in Mosaic Digital, a community building software company based in Southern California, where Stan resides with his wife, Karin. He serves on the board of trustees of Biola University.
Bruce and Stan have co-written more than 50 books, including the international best seller, God Is in the Small Stuff. Three of their books have been ECPA Gold Medallion Award nominees, and several of their books have appeared on the CBA Marketplace and Publishers Weekly best seller’s lists.
If you want to get in touch with Bruce and Stan directly, email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What We Believe
People sometimes ask about our beliefs. Just in case you’re wondering, here they are by category:
We believe the Bible is God’s personal and direct message to humankind, revealed to the prophets through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The Bible is completely accurate in all it teaches about life, faith and salvation. The original writings of the Old and New Testaments are without error.
God is the all-knowing, all-powerful, perfect deity who created the universe and still rules it today. There is only one true God, who exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in Jesus as the only begotten Son of God, who is one with God and equal to God in every way. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. Jesus was fully God and fully man and lived a sinless life on earth. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins, rose from the dead, appeared to more than 500 people, and ascended into heaven, where He is our Advocate at the right hand of the Father.
The Holy Spirit
The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to bring glory to Jesus Christ, to convict people of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer to serve and glorify God.
We believe that God created people in His image, but they fell into sin with they disobeyed God. Consequently, the entire human race inherited a sin nature. Humankind is separated from God and destined to hell. Only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can we be saved to eternal life in heaven with God.
We believe that the only way to be saved from eternal death to eternal life is by believing in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the only way to be right with God. There’s nothing we can do to earn our salvation. It is by the grace of God through Jesus Christ alone.
The church is comprised of all believers who have confessed their sins and accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. All believers are baptized into the church—also known as the body of Christ—by the Holy Spirit. Jesus is the Lord and Head of the church.
We believe in the personal return of Jesus Christ to earth, where he will defeat sin, Satan and death for good. We believe in a literal heaven, where all believers will live eternally with God and worship Jesus, the Lamb of God.