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A Survey of Bible Doctrine

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  85 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
“… Let’s call this book what it is—a book that will try to help you understand what the Bible teaches.” —Dr. Charles Ryrie

Dr. Charles Ryrie, author of the bestelling Ryrie Study Bible and one of America's greatest living theologians,offers an easy-to-understand overview of the various doctrines of the Bible. It is written especially for the layman who simply wants to under
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 8th 1989 by Moody Publishers (first published 1972)
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Nathan Parker
Aug 30, 2015 Nathan Parker rated it really liked it
This is an excellent overview of Bible doctrines. It is Biblical and conservative in its presentation, is clear and digestible to read, and it take students through the major Bible doctrines in a simple, concise survey. It is a resource I would seriously consider using in my basic level Systematic Theology/Theology Survey/Bible Doctrines classes. Every Christian should also read this book to get a solid handle on the major Bible doctrines of the Christian faith.
Paul Batz
Sep 08, 2016 Paul Batz rated it liked it
Charles C. Ryrie's book on Biblical doctrine is a solid introduction to Christianity. It is very straight forward and understandable. Ryrie always backs up his propositions with scripture and sometimes utilizes the testimony of the early church fathers.

Why, however, have I only given this book only 3 stars?

Ryrie's ninth and final chapter on eschatology is difficult to read and doctrinally erroneous. Ryrie subscribes wholeheartedly to a rapture theology. This is my biggest issue with the book be
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Emilio
Jul 13, 2016 Emilio rated it really liked it
A very good and concise overview of Biblical Doctrine. It helped solidify certain things I already did believe and helped me ponder over the Scriptures. While there is at least one instance in the book where I disagree with the author, I feel like this is a wonderful introductory work on understanding the Doctrines of the faith. It is well written and very easy to understand. Ryrie isn't needlessly wordy and is careful to make sure that the reader knows that certain doctrines are open for ...more
Melissa
Aug 16, 2013 Melissa rated it it was ok
I don't like to give poor reviews, but I didn't really care for it. I think it was too advanced for people who just wanted a general overview of the scriptures. I wasn't inspired, educated, or impressed. This is the first survey I have read, so I will have to guess that they are all questions and musings that don't really lead to much. He addressed a lot of issues and arguments but didn't make a solid case for any. Hopefully someone else will enjoy it more than I did.
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May 08, 2016 Celeste Nuffer lavacot rated it really liked it
I found this book very informational. I am getting more and more familiar with my Bible and yet I learned several bible doctrines that I either didn't know much about or didn't know about at all. This is a great book for anyone wanting an overview with many bible passages to confirm the statements talked about.
David Taylor
Nov 21, 2013 David Taylor rated it really liked it
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Ryrie does an excellent job of breaking down fundamental doctrines of Evangelical Theology. This is a great read for new Christians or anyone trying to expand their knowledge of what they believe.
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Aug 17, 2013 Caleb rated it it was amazing
Covers a wide array of things, but I still had further questions. Time to read a bigger doctrine book :)
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Charles Caldwell Ryrie (born 1925) is a Christian writer and theologian. He graduated from Haverford College (B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M., Th.D.) and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (Ph.D.). For many years he served as professor of systematic theology and dean of doctoral studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and as president and professor at Philadelphia College of Bible, now ...more
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