Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Newcomers to the church community need tools to navigate the Christian faith and a guide for connecting doctrine to real life. In a world that's increasingly relative, author Andrew Petiprin helps readers discover unchanging truth based on God's Word. Truth Matters shows how core tenants of the Christian faith were affirmed over the centuries by faithful biblical scholars. As he engages with great thinkers of Christian tradition, including C. S. Lewis, T. S. Eliot and others, Petiprin helps readers flourish in their faith by discovering the true answers to age-old questions like, Who is God? and Who am I?
Mirroring the structure of traditional creeds, Truth Matters helps readers better understand truths about themselves by understanding the truth about God and his desire for a relationship with us. As readers learn more about how doctrine was debated and decided, they will also see that Truth never changes, and that the purpose of doctrine is to make Truth clearer than before.
As it champions the authentic teachings of the Christian faith, Truth Matters points to doctrine, liturgy, and tradition as a way to discover not just the truth about God, but to find God himself.
My thoughts: This is such a wonderful book! I enjoyed reading through it and being reminded of why I believe and some of the finer details. I love that Andrew draws from a lot of my favorite Christian thinkers and melds their thoughts together to make a cohesive guide for new and old believers alike. This is an excellent book to read one your own or with a group!
I received this book from New Growth. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.
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