Introducing Christianity: Exploring the Bible, Faith, and Life  -     By: James Howell
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Introducing Christianity: Exploring the Bible, Faith, and Life

Westminster John Knox Press / 2009 / Paperback

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This introductory-level book on Christianity looks clearly at what the church believed and taught throughout its history. Hard questions about the Bible, theology, and the Christian life are dealt with from the perspective of faith. As author, veteran scholar, and pastor James Howell puts it, "Great hope rests in thinking through these questions, and this book wrestles with them." Howell knows the questions people ask and is adept at answering them. In doing so, he explores what it means to live as a Christian, as part of the church community, and also what it means to live with the hope Christian faith provides, even for those who "previously believed there was no hope." Includes study questions for discussion.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 212
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0664232973
ISBN-13: 9780664232979
Availability: In Stock

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This introductory-level book on Christianity looks clearly at what the church believed and taught throughout its history. Hard questions about the Bible, theology, and the Christian life are dealt with. As author, veteran scholar, and pastor James Howell puts it, "Great hope rests in thinking through these questions." In doing so, he explores what it means to live as a Christian, as part of the church community, and also what it means to live with the hope Christian faith provides, even for those who "previously believed there was no hope. Study questions for discussion are included.

Author Bio

James C. Howell is pastor of the Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is the author of a number of books including Discovering the Will of God: Answering the Hard Questions; The Beatitudes for Today; and Introducing Christianity: Exploring the Bible, Faith, and Life, all published by Westminster John Knox Press.

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“This is the kind of book the church needs for its serious thinking lay readers.” — Mark E. Yurs, Salem United Church of Christ, Verona, Wisconsin

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    Personal and Modern Bias seem to dominate the text. Not recommended for serious Christians.
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    If you believe the Bible is the inspired Word
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    I can't be very objective because I couldn't get past the first chapter which includes a subtopic entitled "Imperfection in the Bible." Included within that ominous heading is the statement: "The Bible is not inspired in the sense that God whispered the text into a scribe's ear who wrote it all down before it could be somehow tainted by humanity." I feel so sad for Mr. Howell. I pray he learns what the Word of God really is and that God whispers in his ear.
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