Christian Belief for Everyone: The Living God Paperback
Christian Belief Explained for the Ordinary Churchgoer
by Alister McGrath;
A Bird's Eye View
Second in the series theologian and key communicator Alister McGrath unpacks God's nature as a Living God
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Christian Belief for Everyone: The Living God
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Continuing his series of guides to the basics of the faith, Alister McGrath's 'The Living God' adds depth to his Christian Belief for Everyone collection of 5 helpful and informative guides setting out the basic ideas of the Christian faith with insightful stories and enlightening illustrations
Compiled with the ordinary churchgoer in mind the guides will prove readable and engaging to interested readers outside the church who may have questions about the faith of Christians in relation to their own lives world issues and other faiths
The approach taken by accomplished author and communicator Alister McGrath is open to all denominations and a familiar parallel for readers of C S Lewis books such as Mere Christianity
The series focuses on the life of faith as McGrath looks at why Christians believe what they do how these beliefs are best understood and how they impact on the way Christians think about themselves and their role in the world
The first volume in the expanding series Faith and the Creeds concentrates on the nature of faith and the history and relevance of the creeds In a reflection on what Christians really mean when they say I believe This is excellent preparation for exploring the leading themes of the Creeds in four subsequent volumes The Living God Lord and Saviour Jesus of Nazareth Spirit of the Living God and The Christian Life and Hope.
Christian Belief for Everyone: The Living God by Alister McGrath was published by SPCK in September 2013 and is our 25040th best seller. The ISBN for Christian Belief for Everyone: The Living God is 9780281068357.
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The Living GodAlan Hill, via The Good Book Stall
The author takes us gently by the hand and leads us into an exploration of the nature of the Godhead. He writes in a conversational style explaining deep truths in an understandable way. The book is packed with helpful illustrations and interesting quotes from the great Christian theologians.
Many subjects are covered including the nature of God, the problem of evil and the Trinity. His answers are usually sure footed and in line with mainstream Christian teaching.
There were a couple of times when Mr McGrath's clear thinking lets him down. He seems to accept that we can address God as "she" ignoring the Biblical evidence. He also accepts the Big Bang theory without question and fails to answer the question of why and when death came into the world. Aside from these quibbles this is an excellent book that is well worth reading.
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The approach Alister McGrath adopts is non-denominational, very similar to the 'mere Christianity' advocated by C. S. Lewis. Indeed, the series may be seen as a guide to 'mere Christianity', focusing clearly as it does on the life of faith. We look at why Christians believe what they do; how we can best understand these ideas, and the difference they make to the way we think about ourselves and our world.
“THANK you, Lord, for Alister McGrath” has been the heartfelt prayer of many theological students at different levels over the past three decades . . . They have adored McGrath’s astonishing gifts for clarity, logical argument, and apt illustration. Again and again, he elegantly performs that central task of any teacher: to enable his students and readers, starting from the familiar ground of what they already know, to go on to explore new territory, and begin to see an expanded horizon." - Church Times.
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|Page last updated||12th July 2016|
|Author / Artist||Alister McGrath|
|Publisher||SPCK (September 2013)|
|Number of Pages||128|