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According to David Barrett of the World Christian Encyclopedia, there are more than 10,000 distinct religions in the world. Maybe, surprisingly to some, Barrett says there are 34,000 separate Christian groups. Hmmm. That's a lot of faith. That's a lot of religion; most of which finds its basis in human reason and invention. However, there's a faith that's called THE FAITH. It finds its basis and creation in the Lord, and is clearly delineated in His Word, the Bible. He, the Lord not man, set the parameters, the boundaries, and the substance of the faith. Unfortunately, those who claim to be followers of the Lord have tended to wander from the kind of faith the Lord has called His people to follow and reproduce. The author doesn't presume to have special revelation. He doesn't pretend to have access to secrets that are unique to him. He simply places THE FAITH into its historical context while making application to the believer of today. It's time to take a fresh look at the faith and calling the Lord intended. This book is just the beginning, but the author hopes it will be a profitable beginning for all who read it. DONALD DAVIES has been married to his high school sweetheart, Carolyn, for 43 years. Over the years they've been blessed with eight children of their own and numerous foster children. After graduating from college (University of Akron) and Seminary (Asbury Theological Seminary), Donald has served as pastor in a number of churches, retiring from the Arlington Memorial Baptist Church after 25 years of service there and a total of 40 years in the pulpit ministry.