Bitesize Theology: An ABC of the Christian Faith

Bitesize Theology: An ABC of the Christian Faith

by Peter Jeffery

Paperback(Revised 2014 ed.)


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ISBN-13: 9780852344477
Publisher: Grace Distribution
Publication date: 11/10/2014
Edition description: Revised 2014 ed.
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.04(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.36(d)

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Bitesize Theology: An ABC of the Christian Faith 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
dvalliere on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Weighing in at 109 pages (approximately 90 pages of reading), this "bitesize" book excels at clearly and concisely presenting key Christian doctrines without watering them down. Each section concludes with a relevant quote, a couple questions for reflection and application, and suggested further reading.Although written from a reformed perspective, it takes no stance on spiritual gifts (but emphasizes the necessity of Holy Spirit empowerment for ministry) or the Millennium (but emphasizes the significance of being heavenly-minded/ future-glory-oriented). It also avoids going into a "camp" mentality of Calvinism/Arminianism steering around not only the attitude but the terms.Baptism is not included in this book. I would guess the reason has to do with making it amenable to a wider audience but it's a glaring omission in light of quoting Hebrews 6 regarding the elementary truths of the faith.Particularly helpful for those who are just entering into grappling with the essentials of the Christian faith and/or the theological vocabulary of the NT.The first two chapters tackle the need for a grasp of the elementary truths of the faith and the common objection to the distinctive vocabulary of the faith. These two are nearly worth the cost of the book alone for the target audience.Target audience: immature Christians. If you're a bible major, seminarian, pastor, etc. skip this book unless you're in a position where you might be able to utilize this book for the benefit of the target audience.For what it is, the book does well.
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