There are some truths every Christian ought to know. We should know what we believe and why we believe it.
The material in this book was originally used in a new believers/new members class in the late Dr. Rogers' church. But long time believers were excited to finally understand why they believed what they did. The book was originally published in 2005 in hardcover but is now available in paperback.
This book contains the essentials of the faith. Rogers starts with the Word of God, giving lots of arguments for the Bible's accuracy and supernatural characteristics. Next is assurance of salvation. Every Christian should know beyond a shadow of a doubt that he or she is saved.
Rogers shows how the saved person can know that the salvation cannot be lost and why that is important. He also lets us know what happens when we sin and what we are to do about it. He tells us how to handle temptation, about baptism, how to discern the will of God, all about faith and how to have it, how to be filled with the Holy Spirit, how to discover your spiritual gift, how to pray, and lastly, how to understand the Bible.
1 Peter 3:15 admonishes that believers should always be ready to give a defense for the reason they have hope. This book will help you form your defense for the biblical truths you believe. There are great discussion questions at the end of each chapter so this book could be used in a group setting.
Rogers has added stories to make the topics more interesting. He also added some humor, sometimes a little corny. Nonetheless, this would be an excellent book for a new or long time believer on the essentials of the Christian faith.
Dr. Adrian Rogers was the senior pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church near Memphis, a popular author, and respected Bible teacher. He served three terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003 by the National Religious Broadcasters. He passed away in 2005. His son Steve Rogers carries on the radio ministry.
B&H Publishing Group, 278 pages.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from The B&B Media Group for the purpose of this review.