Christianity For Dummies

Christianity For Dummies


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ISBN-13: 9780764544828
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/14/2004
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 412
Sales rank: 347,186
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Richard Wagner is publisher of, a Web-based Christian discipleship magazine. He has more than a decade’s broad experience in church leadership and teaching roles.

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Table of Contents



Part I: Uncovering What Christianity’s AllAbout.

Chapter 1: Good News in a Bad News World.

Chapter 2: Christianity: But Is It True?

Chapter 3: That Amazing Stuff Called Grace.

Part II: Exploring the Basic Principles of the ChristianFaith.

Chapter 4: Sin: Why “Do’s and Don’ts”Miss the Bigger Picture.

Chapter 5: Jesus Christ: His Life, Ministry, and RadicalClaims.

Chapter 6: Peeking Inside God’s Diary: The Bible.

Chapter 7: The Trinity: How 1+1+1 Equals 1.

Chapter 8: The Rite Stuff: Sacraments, Ordinances, and theChristian Faith.

Chapter 9: Heading for Home: The End Game.

Part III: Here’s the Church, Here’s the Steeple:Peeking into the Christian Church.

Chapter 10: Tradition, Tradition: The Catholic and OrthodoxChurches.

Chapter 11: Back to the Basics: The Protestant Church.

Chapter 12: Making Sense of Worship.

Part IV: Christian Living in a Postmodern World.

Chapter 13: I’m a Christian — Now What?

Chapter 14: Being in the World but Not of It.

Chapter 15: Tackling Thorny Issues in the Church.

Chapter 16: Taking On Tough Issues Raised in the Real World.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Christian Holy Days, Holidays, and Seasons.

Chapter 18: Ten Christian Leaders You Should Know About.

Chapter 19: Ten New Testament Teachings You Should KnowAbout.

Appendix A: Glossary of Christian Lingo.

Appendix B: Timeline of Christian History.


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Christianity For Dummies 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
ez-reader More than 1 year ago

I saw a chapter of it available on-line and read through it. The authors take a very subtle, yet quite effective --- "hey, your buddy just wrote a book, and give it a read" approach.
It's delightful in many places just in that one excerpt. I am strongly leaning towards buying it for my library, as I do have questions looking for answers.
It's a friendly read, and a good resource.
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Is there any other kind?
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I went into the bookstore not looking for anything in particular. I walked up to the customer book locator computer and type this title in for a gag. Bingo! Wow, a title that actually fits!! The rating I give this book? Well the book is ho-hum, blah blah blah, god stuff, but the title alone made my day! A regular riot!