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This readable guide to twenty basic Christian beliefs is a condensation of Grudem's Systematic Theology. He and his son, Elliot, have boiled down the essentials of Christian theology for the average layperson and made them both clear and applicable to life. You will learn about the Bible, the characteristics of God, what it means that we are created in the image of God, what God has done for us in Christ, the purpose of the church, and much more. Each chapter includes questions for personal review or group discussion.
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Publication Date: 2009
Christian Essentials Made Plain and Simple God doesnt call every Christian to go off to seminary, but there are certain matters of doctrinethat is, the churchs teachingthat every Christian simply must know. Theology is important because what we believe affects how we live. If youre a relatively new believer in Jesus, or if youre a more mature Christian looking for a quick brush-up on basics of the faith, Christian Beliefs is for you. This readable guide to twenty basic Christian beliefs is a condensation of Wayne Grudems award-winning book on systematic theology, prized by pastors and teachers everywhere. He and his son, Elliot, have boiled down the essentials of Christian theology for the average layperson and made them both clear and applicable to life. You will learn about the Bible, the characteristics of God, what it means that we are created in the image of God, what God has done for us in Christ, the purpose of the church, and much more. Each chapter includes questions for personal review or group discussion. These truly are twenty basic beliefs that every Christian should know. Wayne Grudem is a master teacher with the ability to explain profound truths in simple language. He is a man of deep conviction and theological passionand those who read this book will be both educated and encouraged in the faith. R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky Based on Systematic Theology, this summary will certainly help beginners with Christ to get the hang of their faith. J. I. Packer, Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia As Wayne Grudems Systematic Theology contracts into a compact book, I do not lose my enthusiasm for the truth he loves and the clarity of his words. John Piper, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Wayne Grudem is research professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary in Phoenix, Arizona. He holds degrees from Harvard (AB), Westminster Theological Seminary (MDiv, DD), and Cambridge (PhD). He is the author of more than a dozen books including the bestselling Systematic Theology.
Elliot Grudem is Senior Minister at Christ the King Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Raleigh, North Carolina. He and his wife, Kacey, live in Raleigh with their daughter.
Jeff5 Stars Out Of 5Christian BeliefsApril 23, 2015JeffQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is excellent, clear, concise, and easy to read. I'd recommend every Christian have this book on their shelf!
Gerald Feulmer5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent ResourceApril 30, 2013Gerald FeulmerQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5We have been reading through this book in our Sunday Morning Christian Education with Adults and Teens. It fosters abundant discussion and discovery. Our congregation is growing doctrinally and Spiritually as a result of our discussions of the material from this book. It is a must read for every Christian.
ShidokanGuelph, CanadaAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5A great book for teaching basic Christian beliefsMarch 25, 2013ShidokanGuelph, CanadaAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is a wonderful summary book of Grudem's 1100+ page Systematic Theology. I have used it to teach a small group on basic Christian beliefs and it is easy to read and understand by all and leads to great discussions during our time together. It gives solid biblical evidence for doctrinal beliefs and is a great resource to have for all Christians.
ChappyChicagoAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5This product fills a very basic need.October 25, 2012ChappyChicagoAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The basic truths of Christianity are essential to those who wish to fully practice and share their beliefs. This book is great review for those who are well established in their faith as well as an excellent study for those who are just beginning to explore. It is an excellent tool for group study with believers at all levels of experience. Defending our faith begins with factual knowledge of Biblical truths and this book explains that in very practical terms.
GISjoshEl Paso, TXAge: 25-34Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Consice and to the point.April 2, 2012GISjoshEl Paso, TXAge: 25-34Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5it is exactly what it advertises a condesed version of a condensed text book. Very well edited and put together.