Author Kerry A. Rainey’s Newly Released “I Never Knew You” Explores the Biblical Passages Dealing with Salvation to Craft a Unified Theory of Salvation

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“I Never Knew You” from Christian Faith Publishing author Kerry A. Rainey examines the many Biblical passages and beliefs surrounding salvation. “I Never Knew You” attempts to unify the many, often conflicting, views on eternal salvation to offer the Faithful guidance.

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“I Never Knew You” is the creation of published author, Kerry A. Rainey. Rainey is an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church, which is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has pastored at Wesleyan churches in Oregon and South Carolina. Kerry A. Rainey is a second-career pastor who worked with computers until the age of fifty. He currently lives in his hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama with his wife, Terri. He has been on sabbatical from full-time ministry since age sixty. He uses his time to teach, write, assist in church ministries, enjoy his grandsons, and follow his beloved “Crimson Tide.” Kerry A. Rainey blogs at

“Will this be God’s first words to you when you die? Are you risking your eternal soul on the teaching that Salvation is gained through a 1-2-3 process of belief, confession, and an invitation to Jesus Christ to save you? Isn’t Salvation important enough to make sure you consider all the Biblical passages that teach how we gain eternal life?” --Kerry A. Rainey

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Kerry A. Rainey’s new book attempts to offer clarity for the faithful who seek eternal salvation.

What must be done to inherit eternal life is a question all faithful Christians hope to answer with confidence. Salvation is presented as a gift by grace through faith in the New Testament, made possible by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, but based on other Biblical passages salvation can be achieved through baptism, confession, repentance, and being born again. Others suggest the key is upholding all of the commandments. Still others focus on unconditional love. Some Christians believe faith alone guarantees salvation while others believe redemption is also dependent on doing good works. Still others feel one must simply follow Jesus, which can mean a multitude of things. Some even believe the fate of the saved and the lost is predetermined.

“I Never Knew You” is an attempt to reconcile the many perplexing Biblical passages that deal with salvation. This is author Kerry A. Rainey’s attempt to formulate a Unified Theory of Salvation that incorporates all relevant passages and provides the opportunity to hear God say, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” and not “I Never Knew You.”

“As a minister’s son and a Sunday school teacher I have been involved with Bible study many years. I routinely engage the class with what actually is the truth of scripture and salvation. As Pilate said to Christ, “What is truth?” We continually search the scriptures for truth, don’t we? Kerry’s work challenges what I would consider conventional thinking about the truth of salvation. All of his work is straight from the Bible. Although I have known the verses many years, how they are assembled to create such a compelling argument about Salvation is quite unique. I am convinced Kerry’s work is accurate and challenges the most knowledgeable Christian to closely examine their thoughts and beliefs about Salvation. I sincerely believe the result will be an incredibly closer walk with God. After all, isn’t that what we desire the most?” --George Summerford, Charleston, SC

View a synopsis of “I Never Knew You” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase“I Never Knew You” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, Kobo or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “I Never Knew You”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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