Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know by Wayne Grudem

51ED3pui+EL._SL500_AA240_I have to say that I was skeptical about this book – not that Grudem would be bad, but that his great Systematic Theology could be reduced to 160 pages and keep any resemblance of depth.

But I was wrong.

This is an awesome resource for new Christians, or apprentices looking for an introduction to systematic theology. This past year I have worked a lot with John Frame’s book Salvation Belongs To The Lord which itself is a condensed summary of his much larger books. I found Frame at times clumsy and not clear on a number of issues. Grudem is neither of these. His larger Systematic Theology is excellent and despite its immense readability it is still a tad daunting to tackle if you are starting to study doctrine. This little volume is SO accessible and SO clear that this is now my first choice for any apprentice I might have in the future as an intro to doctrine.

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