The purpose of getting this book was for review as another book referenced it. After I got this book and began to list information out of it during class, another student wanted to purchase it. Before long I will teach this book. Thank you for your prompt action in getting this book to me.
For the lifelong believer or beginning warrior for Christ, this book is essential to developing sound bible based doctrine. Don't expect it to be a page turner; this is a Christian training manual and it is loaded with scriptural quotes and concepts. Read it AFTER you have read your bible and it will go a long way to helping you understand the major themes covered in the Scriptures.
This volume has a solid theological background. It is arranged in 52 three-four page chapters perfect for doing a Sunday-night for a year type theology series. Each chapter has then or more discussion questions after it so this book would also be perfect for any type of intro. theology class or discipleship class. Any one who is familiar with Chafer's other voluminous systematic theology work will know what type of theological bent to expect. It is arranged very orderly (see the table of contents) and is great even for Sunday school lessons. If you prefer to use it in a devotional manner it would also be great for that. Overall, a really solid work, what you would expect from Chafer. I think it is slightly over priced (18.99) seeing as it is printed on light, seemingly cheap paper. This is the choice for you if you need a good theology "curriculum" for Church use!