This has been an education, reading through my Basic Theology by Dr. Ryrie. I have been a Christian for many years, and have read and studied quite a bit of Christian Literature, and have an extensive library. It would not be complete without this volume. Dr. Ryrie is sound in his teaching, and covers the topics thoroughly, yet not too wordy, and at the same time enjoyable. I created a reading plan, so that I read a portion every weekday, and that worked great alongside my daily bible reading. I have learned tremendously, and am better equipped to have an answer for others. I have purchased several copies and have given them away to new Christians and Christians that have been in the faith for some time. This book is in my fav 5 in equipping others. The other four are the Ryrie Study Bible NASB or ESV, Balancing the Christian Life by Ryrie, Nelson's Illustrated Bible Commentary, Unger's Bible Dictionary, all available through Christian Book. Invest in your Christian life by purchasing these wonderful resources, and devouring them.