In 52 Words Every Christian Should Know, Kendell Easley guides readers through frequently used Christian words, providing a Scripture version (HCSB) and an orthodox definition of each one. An excellent book for use with Sunday School class or to give a new Christian. Entries also include a prayer and personal questions that help connect the "head" to the "heart." 123 pages, softcover.
The Biblical Literacy Project recently released a report that once again underscores just how little young Americans know about the Bible. Even more surprising is that many Americans don’t see why it’s important to know something about the Bible.
As a skilled educator, Kendell Easley continues to be surprised at how uninformed students are of basic biblical and theological terms as they enter college and seminary. Further, as a churchman and an active observer of the local church scene, he is persuaded that many people who have been in church all their lives have somehow failed to gain a basic understanding of essential Christian words.
In 52 Words Every Christian Should Know, Easley provides a Bible verse in which each word or concept is used, a succinct definition, and helpful articles further explaining the significance of each entry. Finally, he poses interactive questions to the readers, drawing them closer into a personal relationship with God.
Kendell H. Easley is professor of Biblical Studies and director of the School of Theology and Missions graduate programs at the Stephen Olford Center at Union University in Memphis, Tennessee.