Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know:
This is a great book for growing believers and for veterans alike. Elliot Grudem condensed his fathers massive Systematic Theology book into a more compact, easy to manage 20 chapter book that’s great for personal study, or leading through a small group. I have read through Systematic Theology, lead small groups based off this book, and have found it to be very challenging and helpful in my personal walk with The Lord. I highly recommend beginning with this smaller version and working your way up to the full deal when you are ready.
Here is what Amazon has to say:
Christian Essentials Made Plain and Simple God doesn’t call every Christian to go off to seminary, but there are certain matters of doctrine—that is, the church’s teaching—that every Christian simply must know. Theology is important because what we believe affects how we live. If you’re a relatively new believer in Jesus, or if you’re a more mature Christian looking for a quick brush-up on basics of the faith, Christian Beliefs is for you. This readable guide to twenty basic Christian beliefs is a condensation of Wayne Grudem’s award-winning book on systematic theology, prized by pastors and teachers everywhere… read more.