Thursday, January 23, 2014
Review: Exploring Christian Theology
Although I did not get much out of the practical application portions of the book, I do see the wisdom in and need for such chapters. And I great enjoyed Nathan D. Holsteen's and Michael J. Svigel's overviews of the various views and basic common traditions on ecclesiology and eschatology. I learned a few new things and reviewed several well-known things, not to mention found a fairly clear explanation of the various views on end times. The authors, friendly, fun and informative, left me with plenty of questions, too.
And although my introverted personality made the ecclesiology section hard to read at times, my "thinker" personality greatly enjoyed the many facts worth underlining. There's a great deal of church history in the book (with bias toward traditional views), and I particularly took away a good idea of the invisible vs. visible church.
"Exploring Christian Theology" makes a good, simplified, easy to read Systematic Theology textbook. I highly recommend this book and look forward to the next book in the series.
*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.
Posted by Wheeler Reviews at 5:59 PM