I know of no better book for personal growth, or for group study, particularly in these times. In an era of competing world views and relativistic thinking, it is more essential than ever for the individual Christian and the Church to be firmly grounded in "sound doctrine,"...BIBLICAL doctrine, and the Christian world view, and if they are not, to return to it. This book will be a great aid in both efforts.Only a Biblically grounded Christian and Church will not be swayed by the "winds of doctrine" they encounter, the "clouds without water," and the "man made religions" of today. Only the grounded Christian and Church can they fulfill their Biblical mandate to "contend earnestly for the faith once and for all delivered the saints," and deliver the precious Gospel to this generation, and preserve it for the next.The Lord will bless your efforts.Godspeed.
I have used Major Bible Themes for years as a referene book; I just purchased several as gifts for believers who are interested in serious Bible study. This is one of my first choices to use when clarifying a particular subject of doctrine in discussions with friends. In my opinion, it should be in every Christian home library.
This book was given to me during the early days of my christian walk by my pastor.To just call it a good resource would be an understatement;I truly recommend it to both new and seasoned Christians.A MUST READ!!
This is a pretty good book, and I would recommend it for your personal library, but I would highly recommend that you don't use this as your only book on doctrine or theology. There are a few statements in here that seem to be mere conjecture by Chafer and lack Biblical evidence. By all means, read this book, but since we should never read just one book on theology, I would recommend that you read both Charles Ryrie and Millard Erickson along with Chafer.