3.05.2008

The Faith

Just finished reading an important book called The Faith. It was written by Charles Colson and Harold Fickett and is based on the first few verses of the book of Jude which say...

"Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints."

The subtitle is "What Christians Believe, Why they believe it and why it matters"

The book is under 250 pages and is written in straight-forward language. It is not written to either a Christian or non-christian audience in particular but is accessible to anyone of any or no faith.

Colson and Fickett discuss, although briefly, the key doctrines of Christianity and why they are important. Some of the doctrines that they touch on are the existence of God, revelation, truth, sin and redemption and the end of the world as we know it.

I recommend this book for anyone who is a serious student of Christianity and is interested in an introductory primer on the key doctrines of the faith, or someone who has been influenced by the popular atheist rants and tantrums from the likes of Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris, and Dennett. An honest reader will realize that the god and the faith that these guys caricature is certainly not the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob nor is it the faith that orthodox Christians profess.

1 comment:

Mom C said...

I've just started this book - on chapter 3 and enjoying the read. I think it's a much needed reminder to Christians, evangelicals especially, that we've become complacent when it comes to knowing the doctrines of scripture and being able to verbalize why we believe in the Inspired Word of God.