Contact: Bette Dowdell • bette at confidentfaith dot com


How Christianity Really Works

Do you remember the times you were afraid of God and wondered if he had it in for you? And the times you wanted to ask somebody about what seems to be a missing piece in your life, but didn’t know whom to ask or what to say?

Author Bette Dowdell answers these questions and more in How to be a Christian Without Being Annoying, a book of thoughtful, humorous, wide-ranging, one-page articles about the Bible’s view of Christianity. The articles take only a minute or two to read, but they’re packed with information and meaning.

Each article comes with an excerpt from the Bible so readers get a sampler of what’s there and, as Dowdell says with a laugh, know she didn’t make stuff up.

“By the end of the book, you’ll know what Christians believe and why they believe it. If this knowledge fits the missing piece in your life, you’ll be good to go. If you decide it’s not for you, at least you’ll have a better understanding of Christians, which should help a lot at Thanksgiving family get-togethers. You could even take a copy as a gift,” said Dowdell

While Dowdell obviously thinks being a Christian is swell, she plays well with others, and there’s no pushing or shoving to force readers to agree with her. Her main premise is God created us, loves us and wants good for us, and we experience this love and care by aligning ourselves with God.

“With God, as with people, we can’t experience love outside of a relationship,” she said.

How to be a Christian Without Being Annoying is a 192-page hardcover book that lists for $24.95. It is available through, or, for a signed copy, Confident Faith Institute at, 800-235-4235 or PO Box 11744, Glendale AZ 85318.

Bette Dowdell is a former IBM Systems Engineer, computer consultant, software company owner, the author of several computer books and articles, and a longtime Bible teacher and speaker known for her knowledge of the Bible and her humor. She lives in the Phoenix area.

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