Know the Truth
There are many books outlining Christian theology, including In Understanding Be Men, which was reviewed in our last issue. Another one of the best available is Know the Truth by Bruce Milne. This book covers all the basic areas of Christian theology under seven headings.
Chris Moroney was prompted to write by the article “Ritual and Reality” in Briefing #9:
My experience is quite different. No-one I’ve talked with has chosen the ‘No Frills’ baptism. In the past, I have presented it too negatively, as an option for non-believers. (more…)
In Understanding Be Men
T.C. Hammond (IVP)
There are many books on Christian doctrine, but the one to start with is In Understanding Be Men. It is thoroughly Evangelical. Hammond’s intention was to present “the main outline of evangelical thought”. (more…)
Gospel and Kingdom: A Christian Interpretation of the Old Testament (Paternoster, 1981)
“The boy David defeated the giant Goliath with God’s help. Like David, we too can beat the giants in our lives, boys and girls. All we have to do is rely on God.”
Christian apologetics means defence. What are we to defend, you may ask? Christianity, of course—a Christianity that considers Christ and his work as the centre of its message. (more…)
One book which is very useful in the Christian’s library is the book which offers an introduction to, and overview of, the whole Bible.
Concordances are one of the most basic tools of Bible study. A concordance is an alphabetical listing of the words used in the Bible, giving the scripture reference and part of the verse for the context. (more…)
Anyone who is trying to teach stories from the Bible needs some background help. We want to be able to bring the story to life, with vivid details about the distance people travelled, or the weather they experienced, or the military threats they lived under.
THE ONE VOLUME COMMENTARY
Among the many books that should be part of a basic library, ‘a one volume commentary’ is a necessity. It is almost impossible for most of us to have the best available commentary for every book of the Bible on our shelves. And even if we could, it is still valuable to have the second comment on themes or issues that rise in a given book in order to stimulate our own thoughts. (more…)
The New Bible Dictionary
Bible Dictionaries are legion, and they all aim to help the student understand God’s Word. But there is only one, which is unashamedly ‘Evangelical’.
How to use the NIV Study Bible
Some years ago, mathematics text books had the answers at the back and a number of students (myself never included!) found this rather helpful in speeding up the homework.
A couple of good Bibles are essential for the study of God’s word. Whether or not one reads the Greek or Hebrew text, a couple of English translations can help clarify the meaning. But one needs to know the advantages and limitations of each translation. (more…)
“Back to Basics” has often been the slogan of politicians and educators. It remains a proper stance for all Christians too. Every Christian needs to be firmly grounded in the essentials of the gospel truths. (more…)