Monday, January 18, 2010

Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris

When one is raised in a Christian home there generally comes the time when the claims of Christianity must be investigated to make the faith one’s own. Harris shares his own investigation of and commitment to theology that is true (orthodox).
Harris glimpsed the beauty of theology and was discipled by C. J. Mahahey. He found that studying theology enhanced his relationship with Jesus. “We can’t know [Jesus] and relate to him in the right way without doctrine.” Harris’ purpose in writing and his hope for the reader is, “…that you’ll catch a glimpse of how good and beautiful the old paths of orthodoxy are, how firm and trustworthy the solid rock of sound doctrine can be for your life.”
The reader is encouraged to make use of the knowledge gained, letting it lead us to an ever growing desire to love the Lord and to think and act as He desires.
Harris’ book is a very readable introduction to systematic theology for this generation. While not exhaustive, it is a good launching pad for further study in orthodoxy and orthopraxy. I highly recommend it.
This was book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

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