Review of Exploring Christian Theology, Volume Two

Exploring Christian theology v2


In Exploring Christian Theology, Volume Two: Creation, Fall and Salvation, Editors Nathan D. Holsteen and Michael J. Svigel discuss two fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith: the fall of man and salvation. The authors begin with a brief overview of creation and redemption before turning to the principle subject matter of original sin and its effects, and the salvation provided by Jesus Christ. They support their exposition with biblical passages and helpful illustrations. Designed to be helpful to Christians at any stage of their spiritual journey, Exploring Christian Theology is not an exhaustive study but a basic primer, complete with a brief explanation of each specific doctrine in its historical context.

Exploring Christian Theology, Volume Two, is not a long work, but it is worthy of a slow read. In order to understand the principles explained, readers should not rush through this important book. The illustrations and charts are extremely useful, and there is a list of additional resources for further study included.

For the most part, the editors explain these doctrines well. It is important to note that this volume does not argue for six-day creation, but rather presupposes it. I would have preferred more detailed explanations within their historical context instead of personal application. But Exploring Christian Theology, Volume Two is theologically sound for believers who wish to strengthen their understanding and confidence in the Christian faith.

I was given a free copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.


About Katherine Wacker

Katherine Wacker is currently a reviewer for Bethany House Publishers, and Howard Books. She is a Craftsman graduate of the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writer’s Guild. She holds a B.A in History from San Diego State-Imperial Valley Campus. In her spare time she likes to read books, watch sports, and do jigsaw puzzles. She lives at home with her parents and three dogs, Charlie, Roscoe and Daisy.
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