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Not every Christian should go to seminary, but there are certain teachings of the Bible that every Christian must know. Theology is important because what we believe affects how we live. Whether you're a relatively new believer in Jesus or a mature Christian looking for a better understanding of basics of the faith, Christian Beliefs is for you.


This readable guide to twenty basic Christian beliefs is a condensation of Wayne Grudem’s award-winning book Systematic Theology, prized by pastors and teachers everywhere. He and his son, Elliot, have boiled down the essentials of Christian theology for the layperson and made them both clear and applicable to life. You will learn about the Bible, the characteristics of God, what it means that we are created in the image of God, what God has done for us in Christ, the purpose of the church, and much more. Each chapter includes questions for personal review or group discussion.


"These truly are twenty basic beliefs that every Christian should know. Wayne Grudem is a master teacher with the ability to explain profound truths in simple language. He is a man of deep conviction and theological passion--and those who read this book will be both educated and encouraged in the faith."

--R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky


Based on Systematic Theology, this summary will certainly help beginners with Christ to get the hang of their faith."

--J. I. Packer, Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia


As Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology contracts into a compact book, I do not lose my enthusiasm for the truth he loves and the clarity of his words."

--John Piper, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota

3 comments on “Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know”

  1. Excellent for a Bible Study or adult Sunday School class Call it a primer on systematic theology.Wayne Grudem's 1264-page Systematic Theology was first published in 1994. In 1999, Jeff Purswell edited it down to a 528-page version, titled Bible Doctrine. Now, Zondervan has publish a 144-page version, edited by Wayne's son, Elliot, titled Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know.Here are the topics covered in this new version: What is the Bible? What is God like? What is the...

  2. Intro to Systematic Theology This book is a introduction to systematic theology and a condensed version from his Systematic Theology textbook that is used at the college level. The book contains the basic facts of the major essential doctrines of the faith covering topics like Christology the study of Christ, the atonement, the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, the doctrine of man, sin, the church, and such. Also a added bonus is that it is written from a Calvinist perspective so Calvinists will feel at home here. No this is...

  3. Solid Introduction to Biblical Doctrine for the Laity I've been looking for a good, concise introduction to Biblical doctrine that I could use with the members of my Baptist congregation. I'm pleased with what I've found in this title. There is a large number of academic tomes on systematic theology for seminarians, but there's a scarcity of resources geared for the laity. Many of those resources compromise theological integrity for the sake of brevity and relevance. This one is a welcome exception.Grudem here is clearly writing from a... is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to


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