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Overview This user-friendly guide is written to help lay-persons and new believers learn the basics of Christian theology, or why we believe what we believe. Author Steven Tsoukalas explains the basic theological doctrines of the Christian faith and explores their relevance in simple and plain language, thus making theology more accessible to young people, new Christians, and Sunday school and small-group study participants. The structure of thsi book allows readers to proceed at their own pace. Each chapter includes a "Basic" and "Beyond the Basics" section, followed by discussion questions, and concludes with meditation and prayer. The "Basics" section offer new Christians the most basic tenet of Christian faith, while the "Beyond the Basics" sections will introduce readers to more advance concepts of the Trinity, the Atonement, sanctification, resurrection, and heaven. Also includes a glossary of theological terms for quick and easy reference.
Publishers Description This user-friendly guide is written to help laypersons and new believers learn the basics of Christian theology, or why we believe what we believe. Tsoukalas explains the basic theological doctrines of the Christian faith and explores their relevance in simple and plain language, thus making theology more accessible to young people, new Christians, and Sunday school and small-group study participants. Also includes a glossary of theological terms for quick and easy reference.
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Christian Retailing - 09/05/2000 page 85
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from CBA MarketPlace magazine Mar 26, 2002
"This doctrinal primer targets laypeople desiring to understand the basics of Christian faith. It also looks at advanced theology and includes Greek and Hebrew transliterations. Designed for individual or group study, the discussion questions at chapters' end will aid in understanding the material. Meditations will help readers personalize the text. New and difficult terms are printed in bold type throughout and explained in the glossary. This study is extensive and may be too heavy for new Christians. Recommend to those looking for a beginning Bible reference on doctrinal terms or to new believers's class desiring to study doctrine." -a review from CBA MarketPlace magazine, September 2000
Highly recommended for both individual and group study Feb 4, 2001
Steven Tsoukalas' Christian Faith 101 is a superbly written and "reader friendly" guide to the basics of Christian theology. The structure employed in Christian Faith 101 enables the reader to proceed at his or her own pace with presentations of "the basics" are followed by discussion questions and conclude with meditation and prayer. "Beyond the Basics" sections introduce the reader to more advanced concepts of the Trinity, the Atonement, sanctification, resurrection, and heaven. Highly recommended for both individual and group study, Christian Faith 101 is further enhanced for the student of Christianity with a glossary of theological terms for quick and very easy reference.
Fulfilling 1Peter 3:15 Sep 1, 2000
This book is an excellent resource for understanding the Basic Tenants of Christianity. It important for Christians to have a solid understanding of the true teachings of the Bible since false teachings are so prevalent in our society. As the saying goes, "You have to stand for something or you'll fall for anything!". Christian Faith 101 allows readers to quickly grasp the essential teachings of the Bible and to understand WHY they believe what they believe. This book is a great resource for obtaining a solid Christian foundation and covers the basic Biblical tenants without going into denominational doctrines. Each chapter contains a "Basics" section (perfect for new believers) and a "Beyond the Basics" section (for those that are more mature in their faith or desirous of more in-depth theology). All statements and explanations are thoroughly supported with scriptural references. The book is short, easy to read, and prepares one to fulfill the command of 1Peter 3:15, "But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,".