being the believing


We are so glad you are eager to learn more of the difference between doing good and being good.

I wasted many years of my life trying to do good to please those around me: my parents, family, counselors, teachers, bosses, and friends. All of these folks came at me from different directions and perspectives, their well-intentioned voices echoing the same sentiment: “Tom, do good!” And for many years, I felt like a failure for not living up to that expectation. I never dreamed that one day I could be good.


You are wasting your time if you are trying to do good without being good first. You will fail. That is the beauty of the Beatitudes, that God has given us all that we need, not to do good, but to be good.And that is what this book is all about.


– Tom McCracken | Author



I am so excited that you have decided to make the investment and take the time to join me in this journey through the Beatitudes. I pray that after reading this book, you will have the confidence and assurance that comes from an intimate relationship with God through Jesus Christ. I pray that you will find, as I did, the joy that comes from understanding the difference between doing good and being good.

Please take full advantage of the discussion questions at the end of each chapter and the links to my videos that dig a little deeper into each of the Beatitudes. 

 “There is a big difference between doing good and being good. And the fact that many people do not know that difference is why there are so many people feeling unloved, living in a world that is unable to satisfy.”

– Tom McCracken | Author, being the believing