Updated: Apr 30, 2021
Followers of Jesus are keepers of a flame that's been passed down through the centuries, dating back to the first men and women who knew him. That flame is what we call doctrine--the set of beliefs that make up the heart of Christianity. Followers of Jesus believe that God exists. That God is a Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). That Jesus lived a perfect life, died, and rose again on the third day. That Jesus is, in fact, God in flesh. That, though we are broken, we can be redeemed and inhabited by the very Spirit of God. While beautiful, Christian belief can be mysterious and difficult to understand.
Enter Millard Erickson's Introducing Christian Doctrine. It provides an accessible and in-depth look at nine central beliefs in Christianity, from God to creation to humanity to the Church. Erickson helps readers understand not only the history and development of Christian belief, but, importantly, how it applies to our lives. It's a one-stop-shop for becoming better acquainted with what Christians believe.