Monday, July 28, 2014

Review: Know the Creeds and Councils by Justin S. Holcomb


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About the book:
In every generation, the Christian church must interpret and restate its bedrock beliefs, answering the challenges and concerns of the day. This accessible overview walks readers through centuries of creeds, councils, catechisms, and confessions--not with a dry focus on dates and places, but with an emphasis on the living tradition of Christian belief and why it matters for our lives today.

As a part of the KNOW series, Know the Creeds and Councils is designed for personal study or classroom use, but also for small groups and Sunday schools wanting to more deeply understand the foundations of the faith. Each chapter covers a key statement of faith and includes a discussion of its historical context, a simple explanation of the statement's content and key points, reflections on contemporary and ongoing relevance, and discussion questions.
My rating:
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My thoughts:

Know the Creeds and Councils is a great little book to help you learn more about church history and some of the key creeds, catechisms, confessions, and councils.

I loved the wide variety of topics included --  some of the councils/creeds I've heard of before, but others are new to me. I also loved how the book gave historical background for the topic and the relevance of it for today.

All in all, a great book that I'm slowly working my way through -- I've already learned some new things! I recommend it if you are interested in learning more about church history.
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