Sunday, June 8, 2014

Christian Nonfiction Review: Know the Heretics - Justin S. Holcomb

Justin S. Holcomb gives just the right amount of overview in his book "Know the Heretics." He provides a bit of history, a bit of false doctrine, and a bit of orthodox response, with suggested readings and good discussion questions at the end of each chapter. It also keeps in mind the clear strand of Orthodox Christian belief dating back to the original apostles. Although the history and key players in each of the heresies can be a bit confusing and difficult to follow or remember, the book is definitely one to put one the shelf for reference. I was originally concerned about the book's reliability, as I have no idea what Holcomb's personal beliefs are within the Episcopal church, but the Orthodox beliefs presented stay true to traditional Christianity. No new heresies to report here. :) I'd very much like to read Holcomb's companion book on the Church councils and creeds.

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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