Reviews - What do customers think about Simple Theology: Theology for the Rest of Us?
WOW! Jan 18, 2006
I don't know about you but sometimes those egg-head academics get on my nerves. I mean you have to be a professional Christian with a string of letters behind your name to understand them. That is why I LOVED this book. Finally someone cared enough to write a book on theology that I can understand. If you are one of those people who always thought that theology was above you, then you have to get this book.
Good theology for anyone in any walk of life Oct 29, 2002
I have read many "theology" books, and this one rates among the best. This book goes into depth that will assist someone in full time ministry, but the material is explained in a way that anyone else can easily comprehend it. Pastor Kahler did an outstanding job at organizing truths and principles found in the Word of God into easily understood topics. The material is rock solid, since it is based entirely on the Bible itself. This book is a necessity for addition to anyone's library.
Much needed Resource Oct 29, 2002
Pastor Kahler has created a volume that a believer and student of the Bible should have on-hand at all times. His work is excellently divided into logical categories (Doctrine of Salvation, Doctrine of Christ, with several sub- and sub- sub- categories of each). He has thoroughly documented his conclusions with citations in endnote form. This volume not only gives an overview of the content of the Bible, but gives fascinating details, both of the events in the Bible and of theological movements and schools of thought over the centuries. No matter what level of theological training one has, Pastor Kahler's work will add greatly to the study of God's inspired and inerrant Word.
It is about time.... Oct 27, 2002
I have been a theology junkie for years and I have to say that most of what is out there today was written by brains for brains. This book has been like a ray of hope. It is scholarly written yet well worded for the average person. You don't have to have a PhD in theology to grasp the concepts layed out in this book.
The author is obviously a conservative theologian and his dedication to the Word of God is clear. He proves each of his points with clear and concise ideas and plenty of Biblical backing.
If you're trying to find a theology book that is easy to read, not to difficult, and gets to the point on every matter, this book is for you. Pastor Kahler does an excellent job presenting each theological category from Theology proper to Eschatology in an easy and understandable way. It is not an in-depth systematic theology, however this book won't disappoint you. Even though he doesn't spend pages upon pages on explaining or proving a doctrine he can get right to the matter with a few paragraphs. Although written from a dispensationalist and moderately Calvinistic perspective, you will not see harsh polemics against other views. Even his chapter on Eschatology doesn't contain harsh diatribe against opposing views but presents alternative views fairly and clearly. The section on Soteriology is very helpful emphasizing God's grace to the fullest. If you're a new seminary student or a Christian just trying to understand what they teach at systematic theology courses this book is the right place to start. Overall, this book should be had by any Christian that wants to understand the doctrines that come from the Bible.
This could well become the most well worn book in my treasury.
Just what I needed Oct 27, 2002
I pastor a small church full of believers who desired to learn more and gain a better understanding of theology. A friend and fellow pastor showed me his copy of "Simple Theology," and I realized that this was just what I needed. I ordered a copy, read it and ordered 12 more. Now we are using it as our primary text book for an adult Bible study.