Written in a humorous, accessible style, this book is an easy-to-understand guide to the kinds of theological questions that many United Methodist youth and others are asking today. Being United Methodist in the Bible Belt will help any United Methodist better understand their unique brand of Christianity in light of the understandings of those from the evangelical tradition. Not written only for United Methodists, others outside of the denomination can gain a better understanding of the United Methodist perspective from a personal point of view. With helpful sidebars explaining United Methodist history and polity and questions after each chapter for reflection and action, this book is ideal for Christian education courses for youth and adults, new member classes in United Methodist churches, as well as personal reading.
F. Belton Joyner Jr. is a retired United Methodist pastor who teaches courses in Methodist History and Wesleyan Theology at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. He is the author of United Methodist Questions, United Methodist Answers and Being United Methodist in the Bible Belt, both available from WJK.