Christian Beliefs

Christian Beliefs
Author: Wayne A. Grudem
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009-03-17
ISBN 10: 031032209X
ISBN 13: 9780310322092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christian Beliefs Book Review:

Christian Essentials Made Plain and Simple God doesn’t call every Christian to go off to seminary, but there are certain matters of doctrine—that is, the church’s teaching—that every Christian simply must know. Theology is important because what we believe affects how we live. If you’re a relatively new believer in Jesus, or if you’re a more mature Christian looking for a quick brush-up on basics of the faith, Christian Beliefs is for you. This readable guide to twenty basic Christian beliefs is a condensation of Wayne Grudem’s award-winning book on systematic theology, prized by pastors and teachers everywhere. He and his son, Elliot, have boiled down the essentials of Christian theology for the average layperson and made them both clear and applicable to life. You will learn about the Bible, the characteristics of God, what it means that we are created in the image of God, what God has done for us in Christ, the purpose of the church, and much more. Each chapter includes questions for personal review or group discussion. These truly are twenty basic beliefs that every Christian should know. Wayne Grudem is a master teacher with the ability to explain profound truths in simple language. He is a man of deep conviction and theological passion—and those who read this book will be both educated and encouraged in the faith. R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky Based on Systematic Theology, this summary will certainly help beginners with Christ to get the hang of their faith. J. I. Packer, Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia As Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology contracts into a compact book, I do not lose my enthusiasm for the truth he loves and the clarity of his words. John Piper, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Christian Beliefs

Christian Beliefs
Author: Wayne A. Grudem,Elliot Grudem
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 0310255996
ISBN 13: 9780310255994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christian Beliefs Book Review:

"This readable guide to twenty basic Christian beliefs is a condensation of Wayne Grudem's award-winning book on systmeatic theology."--Back cover.

Christian Beliefs

Christian Beliefs
Author: Wayne Grudem
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010-07-16
ISBN 10: 9781844744862
ISBN 13: 1844744868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Christian Beliefs Study Guide 20 Life Transforming Truths

Christian Beliefs Study Guide  20 Life Transforming Truths
Author: Wayne Grudem
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN 10: 9780955704239
ISBN 13: 0955704235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christian Beliefs Study Guide 20 Life Transforming Truths Book Review:

Understand what you believe! In this ground breaking DVD series, Dr. Wayne Grudem teaches the 20 main doctrines of the faith with biblical depth, spiritual passion and a freshness that makes this series unique in the Christian world. This Study Guide, written by Clear Cut Media, accompanies the DVD series. The aim of the course is to provide a good understanding of all the main doctrines of the Bible in an accessible and enjoyable format, securing and grounding Christians in the faith. Each session lasts approximately 40 minutes, with optional discussion breaks, and finishes with a questions and answers section. It is suitable for both group or individual use. Contents: 1. What is the Bible? - The authority, necessity, clarity, and sufficiency of scripture. 2. What is God like? - The attributes of God. God's holiness, love, justice, omniscience, and much more. 3. What is the Trinity? - Exploring the beauty, complexity and roles within the Godhead. 4. What is creation? - The origin and purpose of creation, and the implications for us today. 5. What is prayer? - Understanding our relationship with the Lord and how it works out in prayer. 6. What are angels and demons? - How the activities of both angels and demons affect us today. 7. What is man? - Understanding the implications of being made in God's image. 8. What is sin? - The origin and effects of sin. 9. Who is Christ? - The humanity and deity of Christ and its implications for salvation and worship. 10. What is atonement? - The cause, necessity, nature and results of Christ's atonement. 11. What is the resurrection? - Understanding the effects of the resurrection for us today. 12. What is election (or predestination)? - What election does and does not mean, and its implications for faith and worship. 13. What does it mean to become a Christian? - The process of calling, regeneration and conversion. 14. What are justification and adoption? - The central role of justification by faith and its result in adoption. 15. What are sanctification and perseverance? - Christian growth and God's preservation of the saints. 16. What is death? - The death and resurrection of Christians and non-Christians. 17. What is the church? - The power, purposes, purity, unity and consistency of the church. 18. What will happen when Christ returns? - The timing, signs, tribulation, and millennial views of Christ's return and reign. 19. What is the final judgement? - The purpose and events of the final judgement and the scriptural teaching about hell. 20. What is heaven? - The renewed heavens and earth, what we will do, and how it will glorify God. Each session is designed to be accessible from different levels. New Christians will be grounded in their faith, established believers will grow in their knowledge of God and understand the Bible much better, potential leaders will be trained, established leaders will be equipped for ministry. The study guide includes a 'Going Deeper' section suitable for those wanting to pursue a fuller understanding of these truths. Dr. Grudem, in his unique and warm style, provides essential teaching for all Christians. Having completed this course, Christians will not only be enabled to better love God and live for Him, but also gain a secure understanding of the faith, learning how to handle secondary issues with humility, and primary issues with clarity. This course is unique, a world first, in the combination of its scope, content and format. A Leader's Guide is also available.

Christian Beliefs

Christian Beliefs
Author: Wayne A. Grudem
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780955704246
ISBN 13: 0955704243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bible Doctrine

Bible Doctrine
Author: Wayne A. Grudem
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2014-10-28
ISBN 10: 0310515874
ISBN 13: 9780310515876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bible Doctrine Book Review:

How do we know the Bible is God’s Word? What is sin and where did it come from? How is Jesus fully God and fully man? What are spiritual gifts? When and how will Christ return? If you’ve asked questions like these, then "systematic theology" is no abstract term. It’s an approach to finding answers every Christian needs to know. Bible Doctrine takes a highly commended upper-level textbook on systematic theology and makes it accessible to the average reader. Abridged from Wayne Grudem’s award-winning Systematic Theology, Bible Doctrine covers the same essentials of the faith, giving you a firm grasp on seven key topics: The Doctrine of the Word of God The Doctrine of God The Doctrine of Man The Doctrine of Christ The Doctrine of the Application of Redemption The Doctrine of the Church The Doctrine of the Future Like Systematic Theology, this book is marked by its clarity, its strong scriptural emphasis, its thoroughness in scope and detail, and its treatment of such timely topics as spiritual warfare and the gifts of the Spirit. But you don’t need to have had several years of Bible school to reap the full benefits of Bible Doctrine. It’s easy to understand--and it’s packed with solid, biblical answers to your most important questions.

Christian Ethics

Christian Ethics
Author: Wayne Grudem
Publsiher: Crossway
Total Pages: 1296
Release: 2018-07-20
ISBN 10: 1433549689
ISBN 13: 9781433549687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christian Ethics Book Review:

What does the Bible teach about how to live in today’s world? Best-selling author and professor Wayne Grudem distills over forty years of teaching experience into a single volume aimed at helping readers apply a biblical worldview to difficult ethical issues, including wealth and poverty, marriage and divorce, birth control, abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, business practices, environmental stewardship, telling the truth, knowing God’s will, understanding Old Testament laws, and more.

Christianity 101

Christianity 101
Author: Gilbert Bilezikian
Publsiher: Zondervan Academic
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-07-13
ISBN 10: 9780310829249
ISBN 13: 0310829240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christianity 101 Book Review:

You Mean to Say You Don’t Know the Meaning of * Monophysitism * Hypostatic Union * Infralapsarian * Traducianism * Chiliastic * Pneumatomachian Cheer up! You don’t have to have thousand-dollar vocabulary in order to grasp the priceless basics of Christianity. Christianity 101 bridges the gap between biblical scholarship and people who want to understand the Christian faith. This book presents eight basic doctrines of Christianity--The Bible, God, Christ, Holy Spirit, Human Beings, Redemption, The Church, and The Last Things--in clear, simple language that gives seasoned Christians a fresh understanding of the Bible and its teachings and puts new Christians on familiar terms with Christian doctrine. Gilbert Bilezikian does not shape his analysis of these doctrines in the worn-out, rationalistic categories of older systematic theologies, but in vibrant, dynamic language designed to communicate biblical truths to contemporary believers.

Systematic Theology Second Edition

Systematic Theology  Second Edition
Author: Wayne A. Grudem
Publsiher: Zondervan Academic
Total Pages: 1616
Release: 2020-12-08
ISBN 10: 0310517990
ISBN 13: 9780310517993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Systematic Theology Second Edition Book Review:

This new edition of Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem may be the most important resource you can own for helping you understand Scripture and grow as a Christian. The most widely used resource of the last 25 years in its area, Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem has been thoroughly revised and expanded (all 57 chapters) for the first time while retaining the features that have made it the standard in its field: clear explanations, an emphasis on each doctrine's scriptural basis, and practical applications to daily life. Praise for the second edition: "After a quarter century of remarkable usefulness globally . . . it remains remarkable. I thank God for this precious gift to Christ's people worldwide." - John Piper "Stands out for its clarity and accessibility." - Thomas R. Schreiner "One of those rare works that can challenge the scholar and instruct the beginner . . . It is simply indispensable." - Jack Deere With nearly 200 pages of new content and revisions that took several years, this new edition now includes the following distinctive features, making it even better: Updated, fuller analysis of several recent controversies within evangelicalism, including the eternal relationship between the Father and the Son in the Trinity, the question of God's atemporal eternity, the role of women in the church, "seeker-sensitive" churches, miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit, and contemporary worship music. New, thoughtful critiques of open theism, the "new perspective on Paul," Molinism (or "middle knowledge"), "Free Grace" theology, and the preterist view of Christ's second coming Completely revised, stronger chapter on the clarity of Scripture Completely revised, stronger chapter on creation and evolution, including a longer critique of theistic evolution and an extensive discussion on the age of the earth New discussion of how biblical inerrancy applies to some specific "problem verses" in the Gospels Additional material respectfully explaining evangelical Protestant differences with Roman Catholicism (with extensive interaction with the Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church), Protestant liberalism, and Mormonism Completely updated bibliographies All Scripture quotations updated from RSV to ESV An explanation of why monogenes in John 3:16 and elsewhere should be translated as "only begotten" rather than merely "only" (this is a change from the first edition) A contemporary worship song added at the end of each chapter (while retaining the traditional hymns as well) New discussion on the impassibility of God An extensive discussion on the eternal submission of the Son to the Father, taking into account controversies in recent years Updated section on contemporary worship music A discussion of recent criticisms of the penal substitutionary view of the atonement Numerous other updates and corrections that have be prompted by letters and emails from people around the world and by interaction with the students Wayne has taught over the last 26 years both at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and at Phoenix Seminary Part of the brilliance of Systematic Theology over the years has been its simplicity and ease of use. Each chapter follows the same structure. First, there is discussion of the doctrine being considered, such as justification or the Trinity or the deity of Christ. An explanation of that doctrine's biblical support and possible objections follow. Personal application and key terms to know for personal growth are then provided. Chapters also include a Scripture memory passage, references to other literature on the topic, and suggested hymns and worship songs. If you are someone who thinks theology is hard to understand or boring, then this new edition of Systematic Theology will likely change your mind.

Historical Theology

Historical Theology
Author: Gregg Allison
Publsiher: Zondervan Academic
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2011-04-19
ISBN 10: 031041041X
ISBN 13: 9780310410416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Theology Book Review:

Most historical theology texts follow Christian beliefs chronologically, discussing notable doctrinal developments for all areas of theology according to their historical appearance. And while this may be good history, it can make for confusing theology, with the classic theological loci scattered throughout various time periods, movements, and controversies. In Historical Theology, Gregg Allison offers students the opportunity to study the historical development of theology according to a topical-chronological arrangement, setting out the history of Christian doctrine one theological element at a time. Such an approach allows readers to concentrate on one tenet of Christianity and its formulation in the early church, through the Middle Ages, Reformation, and post-Reformation era, and into the modern period. The text includes a generous mix of primary source material as well, citing the words of Cyprian, Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Barth, and others. Allison references the most accessible editions of these notable theologians’ work so that readers can continue their study of historical theology through Christian history’s most important contributors. Historical Theology is a superb resource for those familiar with Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology or interested in understanding the development of Christian theology.

Politics According to the Bible

Politics   According to the Bible
Author: Wayne A. Grudem
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2010-09-28
ISBN 10: 0310413583
ISBN 13: 9780310413585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Politics According to the Bible Book Review:

A variety of perspectives exist within the Christian community when it comes to political issues and political involvement. This comprehensive and readable book presents a political philosophy from the perspective that the Gospel pertains to all of life so Christians should be involved in political issues. In brief, this is an analysis of conservative and liberal plans to do good for the nation, evaluated in light of the Bible and common sense. In this ground-breaking book, recognized evangelical Bible professor Wayne Grudem rejects five mistaken views about Christian influence on politics: (1) “compel religion,” (2) “exclude religion,” (3) “all government is demonic,” (4) “do evangel-ism, not politics,” and (5) “do politics, not evangelism.” He proposes a better alternative: (6) “significant Christian influence on government.” Then he explains the Bible’s teachings about the purpose of civil government and the characteristics of good or bad government. Does the Bible support some form of democracy? Should judges and the courts hold the ultimate power in a nation? With respect to specific political issues, Grudem argues that most people’s political views depend on deep-seated assump-tions about several basic moral and even theological questions, such as whether God exists, whether absolute moral stan-dards can be known, whether there is good and evil in each person’s heart, whether people should be accountable for their good and bad choices, whether property should belong to individuals or to society, and whether the purpose of the earth’s resources is to bring benefit to mankind. After addressing these foundational questions, Grudem provides a thoughtful, carefully-reasoned analysis of over fifty specific issues dealing with the protection of life, marriage, the family and children, economic issues and taxation, the environment, national defense, relationships to other nations, freedom of speech and religion, quotas, and special interests. He makes frequent application to the current policies of the Democratic and Republi-can parties in the United States, but the principles discussed here are relevant for any nation.

Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
Author: John Piper,Wayne Grudem
Publsiher: Crossway
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2021-01-11
ISBN 10: 1433573482
ISBN 13: 9781433573484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood Book Review:

A Guide to Navigate Evangelical Feminism In a society where gender roles are a hot-button topic, the church is not immune to the controversy. In fact, the church has wrestled with varying degrees of evangelical feminism for decades. As evangelical feminism has crept into the church, time-trusted resources like Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood help remind Christians of what the Bible has to say. In this new edition of the award-winning best seller, more than 20 influential men and women such as John Piper, Wayne Grudem, D. A. Carson, and Elisabeth Elliot offer thought-provoking essays responding to the challenge egalitarianism poses to life in the church and in the home. Covering topics like role distinctions in the church, how biblical manhood and womanhood should work out in practice, and women in the history of the church, this helpful resource will help readers learn to orient their beliefs with God’s unchanging word in an ever-changing culture.

Biblical Doctrine

Biblical Doctrine
Author: John MacArthur,Richard Mayhue
Publsiher: Crossway
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2017-01-13
ISBN 10: 1433545942
ISBN 13: 9781433545948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biblical Doctrine Book Review:

Long-Awaited Systematic Theology by Well-Known Pastor, Author, and President of the Master's Seminary Doctrine isn’t just for theologians—it’s important for every Christian because it shows us who God is and how we should live. Systematizing the robust theology that has undergirded John MacArthur’s well-known preaching ministry for decades, this overview of basic Christian doctrine covers topics such as God the Father, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, salvation, and more. Comprehensive in scope yet written to be accessible to the average reader—with non-technical vocabulary, minimal footnotes, and a helpful bibliography—this volume offers Christians a solid foundation for what they believe and why.

Concise Theology

Concise Theology
Author: J. I. Packer
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-07-14
ISBN 10: 9781414327969
ISBN 13: 141432796X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concise Theology Book Review:

Theology matters! At last it can be understood easily, thanks to this “layman's language” approach to biblical belief. Authored by J. I. Packer, one of the premier theologians of Christianity, this summary of Christian teaching covers nearly 100 major Christian beliefs from a Reformed perspective. Brief, easy-to-understand chapters offer precise descriptions without sacrificing depth. Thoughtfully arranged and refreshingly readable, this is a book that belongs on the shelf of every Christian.

Systematic Theology

Systematic Theology
Author: Wayne A. Grudem
Publsiher: Zondervan Academic
Total Pages: 1296
Release: 2009-05-18
ISBN 10: 0310566029
ISBN 13: 9780310566021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Systematic Theology Book Review:

The Christian church has a long tradition of systematic theology, that is, of studying biblical teaching on centrally important doctrines such as the Word of God, redemption, and Jesus Christ. Wayne Grudem's bestselling Systematic Theology has several distinctive features: A strong emphasis on the scriptural basis for each doctrine Clear writing, with technical terms kept to a minimum A contemporary approach, treating subjects of special interest to the church today A friendly tone, appealing to the emotions and the spirit as well as the intellect Frequent application to life Resources for worship within each chapter Bibliographies in each chapter that cross-reference subjects to a wide range of other systematic theologies. XXXXX

Theistic Evolution

Theistic Evolution
Author: J. P. Moreland,Stephen C. Meyer,Christopher Shaw,Ann K. Gauger,Wayne Grudem
Publsiher: Crossway
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2017-11-15
ISBN 10: 1433552892
ISBN 13: 9781433552892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theistic Evolution Book Review:

Many prominent Christians insist that the church must yield to contemporary evolutionary theory and therefore modify traditional biblical ideas about the creation of life. They argue that God used—albeit in an undetectable way—evolutionary mechanisms to produce all forms of life. Featuring two dozen highly credentialed scientists, philosophers, and theologians from Europe and North America, this volume contests this proposal, documenting evidential, logical, and theological problems with theistic evolution—making it the most comprehensive critique of theistic evolution yet produced.

God Is Love

God Is Love
Author: Gerald Bray
Publsiher: Crossway
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1433522691
ISBN 13: 9781433522697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Is Love Book Review:

Traces the common theme of God's love through the Bible categorically -- from God's love for himself and his creation to the cross as the ultimate expression of God's love.

Biblical Foundations for Manhood and Womanhood

Biblical Foundations for Manhood and Womanhood
Author: Wayne Grudem
Publsiher: Crossway
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2002-10-04
ISBN 10: 1433528975
ISBN 13: 9781433528972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biblical Foundations for Manhood and Womanhood Book Review:

For years a debate has raged over how to define true masculinity and true femininity. While there is agreement that men and women share equally in the privilege of being made in God's image, some views of manhood and womanhood blur God-given gender distinctions. Wayne Grudem assembled a team of distinguished writers to show how egalitarian views destroy God's ideal for your relationships, marriage, and life purposes. The contributors to this book include: John Piper, Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota Bruce A. Ware, Senior Associate Dean of the School of Theology and Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Richard W. Hove, Director of Campus Crusade for Christ at Duke University Daniel Doriani, Dean of the Faculty and Professor of New Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary Daniel R. Heimbach, Professor of Christian Ethics at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Peter Jones, Professor of New Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary in California These writers explore key issues, including the interchangeability of male-female roles, the meaning of submission, and the historical novelty of egalitarian interpretations of Scripture. This book will demonstrate how some views of manhood and womanhood tamper with our understanding of God's character and why the extremes of male domination and feminism destroy the beauty of our sexual differences-differences that celebrate the excellence of men and women as God created us.

Making Sense of Salvation

Making Sense of Salvation
Author: Wayne A. Grudem
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN 10: 031049382X
ISBN 13: 9780310493822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Sense of Salvation Book Review:

With clear writing—technical terms kept to a minimum—and a contemporary approach, emphasizing how each doctrine should be understood and applied by present-day Christians, Making Sense of Salvation explores God’s common grace to redeem those who will be saved, and to demonstrate his goodness, mercy, justice, and glory. Topics include but are not limited to the order of salvation—from God’s choice of people to be saved to the chosen people receiving a resurrection body; effective calling—the act of God the father speaking through the human proclamation of the gospel to summons people to himself in saving faith; regeneration—a secret act of God in which he imparts new spiritual life to us; and glorification—when Christ returns and raises from the dead the bodies of all believers for all time who have died. Written in a friendly tone, appealing to the emotions and the spirit as well as the intellect, Making Sense of Salvation helps readers overcome wrong ideas, make better decisions on new questions, and grow as Christians.

Making Sense of the Bible

Making Sense of the Bible
Author: Wayne A. Grudem
Publsiher: Zondervan Academic
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN 10: 0310493773
ISBN 13: 9780310493778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Sense of the Bible Book Review:

With a strong emphasis on the scriptural basis for each doctrine—what the whole Bible teaches us today about a particular topic; clear writing, with technical terms kept to a minimum; and a contemporary approach, emphasizing how each doctrine should be understood and applied by present-day Christians, Making Sense of the Bible is required reading for understanding the relevant passages of Scripture.Topics include Canon of Scripture: the list of all books that belong in the Bible; Authority of Scripture: all words in Scripture are God’s words because that is what the Bible claims for itself; Clarity of Scripture: the Bible is written so that its teachings are able to be understood by all who read it; Necessity of Scripture: the Bible is necessary for knowledge of the gospel; and Sufficiency of Scripture: Scripture contains all the words of God he intended his people to have.Written in a friendly tone, appealing to the emotions and the spirit as well as the intellect, Making Sense of the Bible helps readers overcome wrong ideas, make better decisions on new questions, and grow as Christians.