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Exploring Christian Theology: Creation, Fall, and Salvation

This engaging and accessible systematic theology clearly explains essential spiritual truths for those new to doctrinal study or in need of a refresher. The authors use quick-paced introductions, overviews, reviews of the key tenets of orthodox evangelical doctrines, and mor... Read More

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This engaging and accessible systematic theology clearly explains essential spiritual truths for those new to doctrinal study or in need of a refresher. The authors use quick-paced introductions, overviews, reviews of the key tenets of orthodox evangelical doctrines, and more for an easy grasp of the subjects.

Led by general editors Nathan D. Holsteen and Michael J. Svigel, the writers are Douglas Blount and J. Scott Horrell, with contributors J. Lanier Burns and Glenn R. Kreider. All are Dallas Seminary professors and theologians.

Exploring Christian Theology
is useful for a preview or review of doctrine, discipleship, or personal reference. It can be used by ministry training programs, Bible colleges, or seminaries as an introduction to prepare students for more in-depth theological study. Now complete in three volumes.
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  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Softcover
  • Release Date: Jun 1, 2015
  • UPC: 9780764211317
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Publish Date: Jun 2, 2015
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 0
  • Audience Age Minimum: 0
  • BISAC: "REL067110"
  • ISBN: 0764211315

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Great resources to dive deeper in your knowledge of God and Christianity. by Tara Joy on 7/19/2015

In Exploring Christian Theology, the authors go in-depth to the real core of Christian beliefs. They explain every doctrine through scripture, theologian quotes, church doctrine history and apologetics. The book was divided into two clear parts:

– From Dust to Dust: Creation, Humanity and the Fall, which discusses how the world was created, the fallen state of humans and their nature, and the why behind it all.

– Wise Unto Salvation: Gospel, Atonement and Saving Grace, which discusses the redemption (by sending his son Jesus) of our fallen state back to the way God created us to be, without blemish.

Within each part there is:
-An in-depth study of the main points of Christianity
-Scripture to memorize
-Understanding the dangers of the doctrines of some to avoid
-Facts to never forget
-Principles to put into practice in your own walk with God
-Quotes from voices past and present which serve to challenge you to view Christianity from various viewpoints
-Closing each part with recommended books as a resource for further study.

Though advertised as “Foundations of Theology in everyday language” I have to admit, I found it more difficult to get through and follow than “everyday language”. Other than that this book is an amazing resource that challenged me to go deeper and more academic with my knowledge of my own faith. I saw it as an exciting step up in my level of understanding, of God and Christianity as a whole.

On top of which, if asked, I know I will be able to narrow down Christianity to the exact main points to people who know nothing of Christianity. With the Bible being a big source of knowledge, it is hard to know where to start with people who have no prior knowledge and Exploring Christian Theology helped me with that. It will be a valuable study resource to have in my library.

*I have received a free copy of Exploring Christian Theology from Bethany House publishers for an honest review. All of the opinions expressed here are my own*

Great book one you'd like to read and learn more about the bible. by aussiegirl on 6/25/2015

Exploring Christian Theology (Volume 2): Creation, fall, and salvation
By: Nathan D Holsteen and Michael J. Svigel

God’s narrative took a world –Shaking turn. Hero passes through trials endures setbacks, and then over comes setbacks, and over comes failures. The only human in history who never deserved to die, died a brutal death (Phil 2:5-8. Why did he die such a brutal death for someone like us? The very people that turned against him and then had him put to death in place of a murder? How could he love us that much, and still today people turn their backs on him curse his name, yet he shows us his love is faithful and he will be there for you. The story of his life he told himself centuries before.

This is the Christian Story in Four Acts:
Act 1 Creation
Act 2 Fall
Act 3 Redemption
Act 4 Restoration= You are here!

God’s story actually flows like a classical Hero cycle. The twist and turns of Paradise and fall, death and redemption—murder people seem to enjoy other people being hurt and they go as far as cheering on the abuser. Why do we have that much hate and enjoy blood being spilled instead of a hug and friendship being made?

As you read throughout this book they bring 9/11 in and what happened to explain a light in the darkness. Remember Flight 93 it showed the depths to which people can sink. All that is going on god already told of these things in the book he wrote.

There are diagrams throughout this book to help with different times in the Bible. There’s Scripture to remember and in a little box on pages there’s facts to never forget throughout this book.
Part two wise Unto Salvation: Gospel, Atonement, and Saving Grace. As they say Faith without work is dead.

They explain in a very unique way of darkness and light—remember Adam and sin we were born guilty of sin= “The wages of sin is death” Rom 6:223 we keep affirming our sinfulness by what we do. We needed someone to do what we cannot do for ourselves Christ did that and He continues.

This is really a great book to learn the bible a little better. This book is written in a readable style that’s easy and makes sense. It’s not a book you’ll want to read fast through but one you will want to take your time and study and learn the lessons they are giving you. I will reread this book slower now and study it and learn from what they have written.

I received this book from free from Bethany House for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review just an honest one. The opinions I have expressed are entirely my own and no one else’s.

I recommend this book highly. A Great read.
4 Stars
ISBN 978-0-7642-1131-7

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