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Christian Beliefs is a condensed version of the author's in depth Systematic Theology, and is definitely a 'must read' as it covers the ground work of what it means to be a Christian. It touches many of the big and sometimes hard to grasp topics like election and justification in a very readable way. It is not 'all you need to know about...', but instead an opening into discovering more about what the Bible teaches.
the book is split into 20 chapters, each dealing with one aspect of Christianity - for example 'what is the Trinity?' Grudem explains what the different aspects mean, always using Scripture to justify his explanation. One of the most helpful aspects of the book is that each chapter ends with some questions to ponder, which really heps to solidify what you've read.
It is useful for both new Christians and for those not new to the faith as it covers reas that we sometimes don't engage with; with chapters on 'What is the Final Judgement?' and 'What are Angels, Satan and Demons?'. It is even a means to engage with friends who are interested in finding out morre about Christianity.
Emmanuel Oladipo is a medical student in Manchester, currently spending a year in ministry apprenticeship.