What Christians Ought to Believe: An introduction to Christian Doctrine Through the Apostles’ Creed / by Michael R. Bird. 6.6.2017

Zondervan ISBN 9780420630935

Adult Rating: 5

Bringing together helpful illustrations, theological discussion, and ways to apply these to one’s life, What Christians Ought to Believe enables readers to see the possibilities of the Apostle’s Creed as a way to probe and understand the basic teachings of the Christian faith. The book provides a syllabus for summarizing what Christians believe about God, Jesus, the church, and the life to come.

Author Michael R. Bird begins by highlighting the importance of creeds for the formation of the Christian faith, with each chapter, following the Creed’s outline, introducing the Trinity and the church of believers. Bird notes that embedding the Apostles’ Creed in our corporate church life is an excellent way to ensure the integrity and orthodoxy of our faith and a great means to infuse some ancient wisdom into our spiritual journey. An appendix includes the Apostles’ Creed in the original Latin and Greek.

Leroy Hommerding, CLJ