It seems to me that there is ample evidence to support the claim that one does not need Jesus in order to experience positive life change.
Read the right new book and you may be inspired to turn your finances around, watch a documentary on modern farm practices and you may find yourself wandering the vegetarian aisle at Safeway, experience a brush with death; maybe the unexpected heart attack of an acquaintance who just happens to be the same age as you, and you may find yourself at the gym with a new passion for health and fitness.
Here's a shocker for you - some people have spiritual experiences that result in improved moral behaviour - in religions other than Christianity!
In light of this reality do you think maybe Christians should spend a little less time promoting Jesus as the ultimate invisible friend and life coach?
Coming to the cross is not about a better life - it's about eternal life.
Jesus didn't come to save us from unhappiness by teaching us the keys to success; Jesus came to save us from our sin by taking its penalty upon Himself.
Most of the people I meet outside of the church already believe that God loves them (if they believe that He exists at all); - what they need to know is HOW God loves them.
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. (1 John 4:10)