and classical Christian theology. Perhaps most alarming was the realization that the mass of people who claim to have biblical faith have had little or no impact. He offers readers a basic understanding of the Christian faith that will kindle a lifelong love for truth, which is foundational to maturity in Christ. Here are. The Christian is to be loving, to mirror the selfless love of God. is excerpted from Essential Truths of the Christian Faith Copyright © by R. C. Sproul.

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I guess figure out where you are on your journey and decide if this book is right for you. Started reading this tonight with the kiddos! Begin reading God’s Word ad-free with instant access to your new online study library. I would recommend this book to anyone who is new in the faith. Perhaps it is an informative overview for someone looking for very basic answers, but I can’t remember the last time a two-page summary of the doc Textbook from junior year of high school.

For me, it was the right book to read at this point in my life, as it answered a lot of questions about the basic beliefs of Christianity, while challenging me to keep studying those questions that didn’t have easy answers. Jun 19, Heidy rated it it was amazing.

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For those who yearn for a deeper walk in faith, their journey can begin here. Quotes from Essential Truths We each have our own copy, and my hope is that my boys will continue to use theirs as a reference. Nov 08, Katerina rated it really liked it Shelves: Click the button below to continue. The resurrection of Christ gives us hope in the midst of suffering.

The Holy Spirit, the Comforter, gives us hope. The I wish I had read this book much earlier. Sproul’s book is perfect for anyone interested in the study of Christianity, offering a handy reference to the doctrines of the faith that is useful regardless of where in the spectrum of learning you fall. Hope is a virtue, not a weakness. Though I would disagree with Sproul on a couple of issues, but then again, no-one agrees fully with another do they? I have used it with my sons over the past few months as a morning devotional.


Beware though – it is Reformed in nature. Mark all previous devotional days as complete Show all readings for November. It is a great option for leading those new in the faith to learn significant theology. This work is solid theologically, but unlikely useful for study. Some good fundamental truths here. A short simple book explaining the truths of God’s word.

However starts on chapter VII the doctrine of human being and the fall, salvation, etc the color is thickly Calvinism, so if you are not in this group i have warned you, don’t be surprised because there is no mention in the covers about the book being in the league of Calvinism considering not everyone knows who Sproul is.

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Log in to essentiaal this devotional and: Sproul is an experienced pastor and writer, and after an introduction that talks about the need for the lay Christian to study theology and how it should be done, he brings his knowledge to the reader in one- to two-page entries that distill the doctrines into their essence, explaining them in simple and direct language, offering supporting Bible verses for each entry, closing each with a quick summary of the key points.

While Sproul does a decent job explaining some difficult and essential doctrines in simple terms, Esssential Truths of the Christian Faith is not a very useful reference tool in that it doesn’t provide nearly enough detail on any one topic. Faith is trust dssential what God has already done. God is always sufficient and faithful.

Also serves as a “quick reference” when questions come up — each topic is only about 2 pages long, so this book also makes a very nice daily study — at one chapter a day, you can read through the book four times in a year. Mar 25, Matthew rated it really liked it. Very good introduction to the essential Christian Doctrines. The book is a plus, many times over! In one of the chapter, it deals with the question of the omnipotence of God.


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I don’t agree with the eschatology cbristian though, so it loses a star: To ask other readers questions about Essential Truths of the Christian Faithplease sign up. Essential Truths of the Christian Faith.

Sproul takes theology down off of the dusty shelves of theological libraries and expounds in clear and simple terms over sprouo hundred major Christian doctrines. See full review on my blog: I’ll admit that it was due to his usage of theological terms that I had never heard or been exposed to. If you have any questions, please review our Privacy Policy or email us at privacy biblegateway.


If that’s not your thing, you probably won’t enjoy it. Want more information about Bible Gateway Plus? With the Resurrection, that despair turned to hope.

Sproul also includes biblical references throughout for further reading on each topic. Sproul also provides five Biblical references christin topic for further independent study. However, each of the vast number of topics are addressed with little explanation and few references.

The cover proclaims ” key doctrines in plain language,” and it actually delivers.