Thursday, June 23, 2016

Core Christianity {a Booklook Blogger review}

Over the past couple of months, I've been reading through Core Christianity: Finding Yourself in God's Story by Michael Horton.

The description of the book talks about how terms like theology cause most people to just glaze over, not being able to follow the discussion and not having any idea as to why they ought to put for the mental energy to do so.

Core Christianity covers theology with a minimum of specialized vocabulary, and it really is a work that those of us who aren't Bible majors can understand.

From the publisher:
What do all Christians believe?

For many people, words like “doctrine” and “theology” cause their eyes to glaze over, or they find them difficult to understand and struggle to see how they are relevant to their daily lives. Author, pastor, and theologian Michael Horton proves that the study of theology is far from boring.

Core Christianity tackles the essential and basic beliefs that all Christians share. In addition to unpacking these beliefs in a way that is easy to understand, Horton shows readers why they matter to their lives today.

This introduction to the basic doctrines of Christianity is a helpful guide by a respected theologian and a popular author, and it includes discussion questions for individual or group use. Core Christianity is perfect for those who are new to the faith, as well as those who have an interest in deepening in their understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ.
I'm not sure that I consider this to be my favorite book on theology, but it is easy to read, and easy to understand. This is a book I am comfortable handing to my 17-year-old, who this evening, out of the blue, told me that he would like to read something that helps him understand theology.

I think this book will be perfect for him.  It is especially nice that it isn't a thick book. Non-intimidating. 

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