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Know the Truth: A Handbook of Christian Belief
Understanding and appreciating who God is and what he has done for us is at the center of the Christian faith. Right belief is the first step to getting everything else right--from home to work, from worship to witness, from self-understanding to service. In this concise handbook Bruce Milne summarizes in masterly fashion what the Bible teaches in the major areas of Christ ...more
Paperback, 347 pages
Published February 17th 1999 by InterVarsity Press
(first published May 4th 1982)
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Nov 21, 2012 G Walker rated it it was ok · review of another edition
Good basic overview of the evangelical faith. Nothing earth shattering. Clear, concise presentation. Reformed (mostly anyway). Some of the issues are dealt with simplistically, but still, I see the value for having in a church library. Nothing great - but not too bad either. The danger of this book would be an immature believer thinking this is a final word or a definitive guide to the issues... not eclectic or ecumenical enough for that... a bit narrow in scope.
I want to say "it was okay," but 2 stars seems a bit parsimonious. It's probably not the best systematic theology out there, as some sections are tainted by Milne's ecology and amillennialism, but it's decent enough. It certainly seems aimed toward the novice level, which is good for people who want an entry-level systematic theology. On the other hand, it does have some goofy arrangements, and it is lacking in a few things like anthropology. Its eschatology is noncommittal (though leaning to am ...more