Nearly everyone in most parts of the world has heard something about Christianity and being saved from sin and given eternal life because of Jesus' death and resurrection. This is what author Bart Jahn calls the first half of the cross. But he says the second half of the cross - abandoning our self-made plans and submitting our lives totally to God - is equally important but is missing in the lives of many Christians. When someone becomes a Christian, he or she repents and turns from the old life. But soon this person can take back control and live according to his own self-will and old ways of thinking. He has followed the first half of the cross to salvation, but he has missed the second half in which he relinquishes control to God and after the pattern of the people of faith in the Bible. This book answers questions like: . Besides accepting Jesus as our Savior, can we hope and aspire to have lives that are similar to the people of faith in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible? . Does our resurrected new man in Christ show himself in our thoughts, plans, words, and actions? . Whose plan are we following - our plan or God's plan for us? Jahn shows through life examples from the Bible how God's plan will outshine what we could hope for and will provide us with joy and fulfillment, in addition to benefits through love and service to others. He shows how people of faith in the Bible left their own plans to follow God with great results, as they completed the purpose He had for them. If you're ready to take the next step of faith - and allow God to work out His marvelous plan in your life - this book will get you started on that exciting path. Bart Jahn works in the buildingconstruction fi eld and is the author of fi ve books on housing construction that help builders and architects avoid costly design and construction mistakes. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management and is working on a Masters Degree in civil engineering. The Second Half of the Cross is his first Christian book.