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What Do All Christians Believe?

For many people, words like doctrine and theology cause their eyes to glaze over, or they find them difficult to understand and struggle to see how they are relevant to daily life. But theology is far from boring; it is the study of God and should lead to awe and wonder as we better understand who God is and what he has done for us.

In Core Christianity, author, pastor, and theologian Mike Horton tackles the essential and basic beliefs that all Christians share. What is core to the Christian faith? In addition to unpacking these beliefs in a way that is easy to understand, Horton shows why they matter to our lives today.

This introduction to the basic doctrines of Christianity is a helpful guide by a respected theologian and a popular author, and it includes discussion questions for individual or group use. Core Christianity is perfect for those who are new to the faith as well as those who have an interest in deepening in their understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ.

©2016 Michael Horton (P)2016 Zondervan

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  • B. Foster
  • 17-04-2021

Cuts to the Core

I found this book to be a very clear and concise explanation of the central tenets of Biblical teaching. It also contains a good summary of some of the major heresies that led to the formulation of the creeds followed by the church and a brief history of the church itself.
I recommend it, not only to individuals, but I would suggest it for small group study, especially for newer Believers or those just starting to grow in spiritual maturity.

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  • Jared Pine
  • 28-12-2019

Excellent

This is the kind of book that anyone curious about Christianity should read. Even those who have been Christians for many years will hear the essentials of the faith presented in a clear and helpful way.

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  • WS II
  • 27-08-2018

A Great Introduction To the Christian Faith

A clear and concise explanation of the essentials of Christian Doctrine. A great starting place for people needing foundational material.

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  • Jim
  • 13-09-2017

Wow a great book

I really enjoyed this book. I have a series of his books and they are all excellent.

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  • Nicholas Mitchell
  • 18-04-2017

Fantastic Introduction to the Christian Faith

Whether you are a "seeker", a new Christian, or a seasoned believer this book is for you; it doesn't just lay out the systematic truths of the faith but shows that Christians are part of a larger story. This story includes Drama (the unfolding of God's story through history), Doctrine (the truths that are drawn from this story), doxology (the worship that arises from the story) and discipleship (the result of this worship). Horton does an excellent job of showing the covenantal structure of God's drama. Whether you are a dispensationalist, covenantalist or progressive covenantalist I believe you will benefit from his treatment. Christianity is first and foremost about Jesus and Horton ably shows us why this is the best news we could ever hear.

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  • 17-11-2018

Perhaps the best primer on the Christian Faith!

A brilliant author and an excellent reader are hard to come by. Yet this is what you will find in Core Christianity by Dr. Horton. The author takes the listener/reader through a journey of our story as written by God in a manner that is easy-to-use stand without feeling like it's shallow. At the end of the book, one can only come away with a better grasp of the Bible, its God and a call to enjoy him.

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