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- Publisher: christianaudio.com
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 19 Oct. 2010
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0047VIFTQ
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Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe
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Taking all of this in account, I think it's safe to state that I have quite a bit of knowledge about the Christian faith. What could a book called 'Doctrine' add? Much!
For starters, 'Doctrine' is a complete and comprehensive overview of the main topics in the Christian faith. The book has 13 chapters on subjects ranging from who God is, how He creates, what the Fall entails, how God sent Jesus to save, what worship is, and how it all will end. It's a complete overview of God's work as presented in the Holy Scriptures and it's a practical elaboration on what might be expected from a believing Christian. I read in a period of a few weeks, which is much better if you want to get a general view of the Christian faith and its theology than attending for example catechism classes for a period of six years.
Secondly, during my teen years I was interested in discovering what my church believed and, thus, what I ought to believe. When I grew a few years older, I started to get an interest in different views on what Christians ought to believe and what they believe. The traditional confessions and faith overviews of my parent's church (which had become my church as well) were not very open to differing views.Read more ›
1. Trinity: God is.
2. Revelation: God speaks.
3. Creation: God makes.
4. Image: God loves.
5. Fall: God judges.
6. Covenant: God pursues.
7. Incarnation: God comes
8. Cross: God dies.
9. Resurrection: God saves.
10. Church: God sends.
11. Worship: God transforms.
12. Stewardship: God gives.
13. Kingdom: God reigns.
It includes small group resources, a general index and a scripture index.
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Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears have co-authored three books: Vintage Jesus, Vintage Church and Death by Love. These books address the topics of Christology, Ecclesiology, and Soteriology at a popular level (and quite creatively in Death by Love), but Doctrine is their most ambitious work together. It is an introduction to theology, and with 436 densely filled pages subtitled What Christians Should Believe, there is a lot of content to be found here.
Doctrine aims to bring basic and central Christian doctrines down to an accessible level whilst remaining theologically robust. Rather than following closely the common categories found in systematic works (Prologomena, Bibliology, Theology Proper, etc) the authors instead chose to structure the content a little differently. Each chapter is focused on God, with titles such as Trinity: God is, or Incarnation: God Comes. At the end of the day, most of the chapters still resemble the traditional categories, but this unique format is welcome. The chapters progress in somewhat of a chronological pattern: beginning with God, then His self-revelation, His work of creation, His judgment in the fall, His promised redemption, and so forth. Rather than each section of theology being disconnected from the others, this approach helps the reader see how each doctrine plays a part in the narrative of redemption.
Each chapter is broken down into smaller units that begin with a question. For example, 'Why were some books not accepted as Scripture?' or 'Was Jesus fully Human?' Each chapter also ends with practical questions, such as 'What are the practical implications of the Trinity?Read more ›
This audiobook (I bought the 16 CD version but using audible to download the book would work just as well and might be easier for others) brings together alot of information about the theology, history, cultural practices, differences/agreements of beliefs or opinions and shares how this all relates to the Doctrine of contemporary Christianity.
Alot of time is spent within the book to initially explain the context of the topic, eg God's saving grace or the trinity of God, then to unpack what this means practically, moving onto a range of applications/interpretations of this aspect particularly referencing non-biblical perspectives to forewarn Christians what pitfalls to avoid. The authors also make it clear what their perspective is and the reasoning behind it.
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I found the item very useful and I had no problem with it and I did not wait for it too much but exactly the time suggest at the time of the purchasing. thank youPublished on 14 Nov. 2013 by Stefano Guaglione
It is a book which explains the doctrines of Christianity in a clear way. I recomend it to everyone who wants to have a clear perspective and a sound doctrine.Published on 16 Jun. 2013 by Guillermo Llavona Rego
I found this book very easy to read and understandable. It covers the main doctrines and offers very clear explanations. I would certainly recommend this book to anyone .Published on 4 May 2013 by Harvey
Driscoll teaches a form of "kenosis" when it comes to the Person of Christ that I simply cannot agree with, but other than that this is a very good introduction to... Read morePublished on 28 Nov. 2012 by Paul Munro
An excellent introduction to Doctrine. You do not have to agree with all Mark Driscoll says, but this book is a thought-provoking and well-argued and is complemented by free to... Read morePublished on 17 Jan. 2011 by jimmac