Basics for Believers Paperback
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Basics for Believers
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Basics for Believers by D. A. Carson was published by Inter-Varsity Press in March 2010 and is our 38449th best seller. The ISBN for Basics for Believers is 9781844744268.
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Basics for BelieversJohnny Douglas, via The Good Book Stall
Originally written in 1995.
“I would like to buy about three dollars worth of gospel, please. Not too much—just enough to make me happy, but not so much that I get addicted. I don’t want so much gospel that I learn to really hate covetousness and lust. I certainly don’t want so much that I start to love my enemies, cherish self-denial, and contemplate missionary service in some alien culture. I want ecstasy, not repentance; I want transcendence, not transformation. I would like to be cherished by some nice, forgiving, broad-minded people, but I myself don’t want to love those from different races—especially if they smell. I would like enough gospel to make my family secure and my children well behaved, but not so much that I find my ambitions redirected or my giving too greatly enlarged. I would like about three dollars worth of gospel please.” So says scholar-pastor, Don Carson in an early dash of sarcasm declaring a great truth. Too often, in an effort to maintain a semblance of autonomy, we become subtly humanistic rather than our unrelenting focus on Jesus, God's own son! The gospel truly is radical. It makes radical sinners radical Christians.
This is a simple and strongly conservative re-skinning of four talks from more than a decade ago, journeying through the Book of Philippians. So perhaps less true to its title than planned and definitely not something I'd put in the hand of a new Christian. It's very small, practical, straight-forward and challenging. It makes a helpful starter for pastors, as a mini commentary with some helpful insights.
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Details for Basics for Believers
|Author / Artist||D. A. Carson|
|Publisher||Inter-Varsity Press (March 2010)|
|Number of Pages||132|
|Page last updated||16th June 2017|