I preach and teach with a lot of passion and I've been looking for an ENGAGING theological resource for our church's growing young adult crowd. I purchased a copy of this fine resource almost a month ago and believe it to have a lot of potential for explaing the basics of the Christian faith--especially to young adults. There are many things I like about this book; it's layout, use of charts,timelines, brief biographies, bullet points and art work are all well done. The list of contributors is impressive and there are even some helpful appendices and a fine glossary at the end. All in all I thought the work to be a noble effort and a piece worthy for use in personal study or the life of a congregation. The publisher saw clearly that Christian doctrine, personal piety and parish practice/worship are inextricably linked. Therefore one's personal devotions, the historic liturgies of the church and the church year were all explained in light of what the Church believes, teaches and confesses. This was helpful from this pastor's perspective. We plan on using this resource in our parish alongside Luther's Small Catechism as aids to teach the faith to our young adults. I've ordered many more copies and will employ them as fast as I can get my hands on them. I think our 20 and 30 something crowd is going to really enjoy this resource and it will make an excellent bridge piece to the still more excellent resources found within the Book of Concord. Pax!