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Complete Guide to Christian Denominations: Understanding the History, Beliefs, and Differences
Harvest House Publishers / 2005 / Paperback
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Why are there so many denominations? How did they all originate? Are they really substantially different? Find answers to all these questions in this handy resource. In minutes you'll locate essential information about denominations, including brief histories, key beliefs, and distinctive worship and teaching elements. Features charts on doctrinal differences, membership statistics, website listings, and more. 250 pages, softcover from Harvest.
Ron Rhodes has compiled his extensive research into a handy, easy-to-use manual that will provide readers with accurate, straightforward answers to their questions about various churches. In just minutes, anyone can easily find important information about a denomination, including...
Visually appealing charts highlight doctrinal differences. Membership statistics show denomination sizes and growth. A bibliography and a listing of websites give readers resources for more information.
Whether they are looking for a new church or the opportunity to fellowship with believers from different traditions, readers will be much better prepared with this thorough and user-friendly guide.
Ron Rhodes, president of Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries, is heard regularly on nationwide radio and is the author of Bite-Size Bible Answers, Bite-Size Bible Definitions, Commonly Misunderstood Bible Verses and 5-Minute Apologetics for Today. He holds ThM and ThD degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary and teaches there and at several other seminaries.
Want to get to know your Christian neighbors better? The Complete Guide to Christian Denominations will help you towards that goal. This is a simply set up, full of information book, with 17 sections of the Christian faith, from Advent to Fundamentalist to Reformed Churches. Each section contains a brief history of that particular group, then an overview of each of its more common denominations including statements about their beliefs concerning the Bible, God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, Sin and Salvation, Church, and Sacraments. Dotted throughout these chapters are side bars discussing some of the debates and varying beliefs, with Bible references. An introduction briefly looking at Christian history profitably begins this compendium.
Radio personality, author, president of Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministry, and Th.D, Ron Rhodes gives us a useful, interesting tool for working within the Christian sphere in The Complete Guide to Christian Denominations. Quoting from denominational references, Rhodes presents their beliefs as they state them. Researching this book was a large project involving help from each of the denominations involved. The author shares all this research with the reader via the bibliography, which contains websites and books from each denomination. An index of denominations, persons, and charts adds to this books usefulness. Both laymen and church professionals will find this book a profitable addition to their libraries. Inquisitive readers will read with enjoyment, as they flip pages back and forth comparing denominations. Donna Eggett, Christian Book Previews.com
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