Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Review of FAITH AND CREEDS by Alister E. McGrath

In FAITH AND CREEDS, Alister McGrath looks at the "big picture" of Christianity and shows how it is not only a system of beliefs that one looks at, but looks through as well. Christianity makes sense of the world we live in. It helps us see things for what they really are, McGrath says.

The book takes a particular look at the Apostle's and Nicene Creeds. This includes their purpose, their benefit, and their origin. He argues for the usefulness of creeds in helping believers to unite under the core beliefs they share as believers.

The style of the book is vere reminiscent of C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity, and, in fact, McGrath includes many quotes from Lewis' writings. He also includes many personal stories. The book serves as a great introduction to Christianity and serves to show how Christianity affects how believers perceive the world they live in. It's a short book and a very enjoyable read.

Review copy provided by Westminster John Knox Press

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