Many believers are under the assumption Christianity consists of a system of rules to live by, but God never intended for us to be chained down by religion. He wants an intimate, honest relationship with us--but many of us do not know how to foster such a relationship.
In Checklist Jesus: A Journey from Religion to Relationship author Jeremy A. Walker, elaborating on stories from the Bible, explains how the Lord hopes to commune with us. He guides us from the religious world of dos and don'ts--which has ruled the Christian community for many years--toward a more intimate relationship with God. Walker demonstrates how to move from a journey dominated by repetitious activity to a system of pursuing Lord Jesus Christ through Christian living and shift our focus away from the things we do and toward the One we do them for. He also provides character studies of biblical figures with intimate fellowships with the Lord. They exemplify how the Lord hopes to have relationship with each of us and can help us find that same relationship.
Checklist Jesus explains how the things we do and the where we do them have little eternal value. But if we focus our lives and activities on growing the kingdom of God and exalting the name of Jesus, we can know our efforts will be sustained throughout eternity.