Item description for Belief Matters by Pete Briscoe & Todd Hillard...
Overview Millions of Christians have never built a foundation of Bible knowledge. They?re left with vague ideas of what they believe, why they believe, and how to articulate those beliefs. Pete Briscoe presents an innovative way to make theology memorable, meaningful, and relevant.
Briscoe divides the Apostles Creed into 16 key phrases and uses a clever M.A.P.S. system (Meditate, Apply, Plot, and Speak) to explain each point and to help readers:
Identify key Bible passages that support their beliefs Explain every major theological aspect of their faith Discuss the significance of their faith with those who believe differently Explore the wonders of Christianity by experiencing the reality of God and Jesus Examine theology without intimidation and with confidence Readers will discover how greatly belief matters: belief is real, belief is influential, and belief is life?changing. Ideal for churches, groups, and individuals ready for an awakening.
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Studio: Harvest House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.54" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2009
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
ISBN 0736924558 ISBN13 9780736924559
Availability 0 units.
More About Pete Briscoe & Todd Hillard
Pete Briscoe is senior pastor of Bent Tree Bible Fellowship. He is the son of authors/speakers Stuart and Jill Briscoe, and through their guidance learned the dynamics of ministry and church growth. With undergraduate degrees in speech communication, Bible, and political science, Briscoe also holds a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife, Libby, have three children.
Reviews - What do customers think about Belief Matters?
Great introduction to the basics of the faith Jan 8, 2010
This book is an examination of the Apostle's Creed, and steps through each line and phrase to explain what the significance is and why it was included. It is a great resource for people who are new to the faith or who have questions about Christian beliefs. The author has a very casual style that is easy to read, interspersed with personal stories that help to explain his point. Even if you're not a big reader, you can get a lot out of this book due to the easy to understand way the information is presented.
My only quibble with the book is that it is peppered with little asides, that sometimes correlate to the text, but sometimes don't. They break up what would otherwise be very good flow, and I found them very distracting. I think this is more of an editing issue than a writing issue, and it is certainly nothing that should discourage you from reading this book.
Good Resource Mar 23, 2009
This is an approachable guide to the Apostles Creed. The authors liberally intersperse Questions, Definitions, Quotations and Contemplations throughout the text. These are good additions and certainly make it a usable group resource. Belief Matters is easy to read and though informative it is not heavy and is definitely aimed at the broadest market possible, which is actually a good thing. This really is a good book for pastors, group leaders, Sunday School teachers, or even just anyone wanting to give more study to what really is one of the fundamental creeds in the Christian Tradition.