In our everyday lives, says Bruce Shelley, theology is nothing more than the beliefs Christians use to describe truth. It's necessary, important and accessible to all of us. Shelley lays out the basic beliefs of our faith in an appealing, conversational style. "Throughout these chapters," Shelley says, "I have tried to imagine a long walk with a friend, new Christian or non-Christian, who has just asked me, 'What do you mean by the Christian faith?'" Here is the answer, includinthe Garden and the Fall, the cross, Godthe Trinity and the mystery of suffering in our world. Bruce L. Shelley is professor of chuch history at Denver Seminary.