Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Exploring Christian Theology: A Book Review

About The Book:

The Foundations of Theology in Everyday Language
Dallas Seminary professors Nathan Holsteen and Michael Svigel are passionate about the key doctrines of Christianity. They want readers to know why they're important and why they matter. This volume includes two parts:

· From Dust to Dust: Creation, Humanity, and the Fall 
· Wise Unto Salvation: Gospel, Atonement, and Saving Grace

The authors explore these important topics in a concise and highly readable style that makes sense--whether you're a student of the Bible, a pastor, or someone who simply wants to know God better. 

For each topic you'll find
· An introduction, overview, and review of the key points
· Several applicable Bible texts, including verses to memorize
· A quick-paced history of the doctrine
· Distortions to be aware of and avoid
· Reading lists for further study
· A glossary of theological terms

You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

About The Authors:

Nathan D. Holsteen, ThM, PhD, is Associate Professor of Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, where he teaches all areas of systematic theology. Trained as an engineer, he is awed by systems of theology that exhibit internal coherence. He and his wife, Janice, have two children and live in Fort Worth, Texas.

Michael J. Svigel, ThM, PhD, is the Department Chair and an Associate Professor of Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He has written numerous Bible study guides, articles, and papers, and is the author of RetroChristianity ( He lives in Garland, Texas, with his wife, Stephanie, and their three children.

My Review:

This was a remarkable read. I love learning about theology but often times am overwhelmed by the sheer depth of language used and topics covered. This particular book was a welcome relief for me. It truly outlined the topics of fall of man, salvation and creation in easy to understand points, with a lot of pointing to scripture to back up points made by the authors. The authors did a very good job at making theology readable for the average reader, but for those who are in ministry a more detailed book on systematic theology is an absolute must. This book though is perfect for getting the basics in an easy to understand format.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Exploring Christian Theology at your favorite Christian retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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