Saturday, October 20, 2012

Understanding Theology in 15 Minutes a Day review

I love learning.  It has taken me quite a while to be able to say that.  I think I was scarred by college a bit, meaning there were too many things that I was not interested in that I still had to deal with in order to get to what I was interested in.

The one thing that my college did teach me though, was that I really have a love of theology - the study of God.  I have always had a great interest in everything Bible related.  So, I was extremely excited when given the opportunity to review the book Understanding Theology in 15 Minutes a Day.

Understanding Theology in 15 Minutes a Day is a book with 40 short chapters about understanding theology.  Understanding God and the Bible, and what God says through the Bible are incredibly difficult.  There are people who can study the Bible their entire lives, but still not be able to grasp everything.  This book puts you on the right path.

Broken up into short chapters that are full of incredible references, it addresses the most common questions that come up in Christianity today.  Did God make everything?  What is Sin?  How can Jesus be both God and Man?  What are the Gifts of the Spirit?  These are all questions that this book starts to explore.

I really enjoy the extra references given within each chapter.  To be able to go back to the Bible and see the text explained is extremely helpful.  The Bible is confusing, God is confusing.  Realizing that we will never know everything is important, but trying to find out as much as possible about God and what He teaches us through the Bible is also important.  I believe that this book is a good start to all of that.

I have been a Christian for a long time, and I was able to gather quite a bit of knowledge that I didn't know before.  I think this book would be good for new Christians, and also people who have been Christians for a long time.  Having the ability to make it through a chapter in such a short amount of time is helpful, everything is already laid out for you, you just have to think about it!

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my review.  The opinions are my own.

2 comments:

  1. That sounds really interesting. I think I'll take a look! Thanks for the review.

    In your profile, it says ME - are you in Maine? We are, part-time:)

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  2. Yes! We are in Maine, and love it :-)

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