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Overview Featuring a new Preface, all-new study questions, and an updated bibliography, this book provides clear and concise information for persons new to Christianity and those who want to learn more about God.
Publishers Description To Begin at the Beginning provides clear and concise information for persons new to Christianity and those who want to learn more about God.
This revised and expanded edition includes a new preface, all new study questions, and an updated bibliography. It was originally published in 1994.
The book is a starting place for those who want to consider -- or reconsider -- the essential tenets of the Christian faith. It allows adults to take a look at questions they may never have felt comfortable to ask.
"It is my hope that this book will in some way be an invitation to discipleship. Its aim is not merely to create further knowledge but also to prompt further commitment. To grasp the Christian faith or to be grasped by it, it must be lived, not merely studied, " writes Martin B. Copenhaver.
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Studio: Pilgrim Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2002
Publisher Pilgrim Press
ISBN 0829814752 ISBN13 9780829814750
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More About Martin B. Copenhaver
Martin B. Copenhaver is president of Andover Newton Theological School and a United Church of Christ minister. His other books include "This Odd and Wondrous Calling: The Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers "and "Jesus Is the Question: The 307Questions Jesus Asked and the 3He Answered." "
Martin B. Copenhaver currently resides in Wellesley, in the state of Massachusetts. Martin B. Copenhaver was born in 1954.
Reviews - What do customers think about To Begin at the Beginning: An Introduction to the Christian Faith?
understandable Feb 19, 2000
Copenhaver is able to explain the basics and the breadth of the Christian faith in ways that are insightful, meaningful and understandable. I have used it in two classes of lay folks and the total of 35 people have said this book helped them the most in understanding the Christian faith.
Who we are and why we do the things we do as Christians May 20, 1998
This is a book that can be used very effectively to help us understand why we do the things we do in a traditional Protestant church. And who we are. We are truly a peculiar people! We may join with others who do not share the Christian story if, in a particular instance, they are fighting the same evil we would fight or are pursuing the same good we would pursue. Even so, such alliances with fellow travelers will always be on an ad hoc basis. Inevitably, a time will come when we will have to travel the road less traveled, the one that leads to the cross and the empty tomb. I hope you will read the book with the same respect I have for Martin Copenhaver who, like the Apostle Luke, has written an orderly account for us --- concerning the things about which we have been instructed.