Know Why You Believe

Reviewed by: Olivia Lauritzen, a professional writing major at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.


Title: Know Why You Believe

Author: K. Scott Oliphint

Publisher: Zondervan

Publication Date: 2017

Format: Print book

Length: 224 pages


A part of Zondervan’s KNOW series, this book offers explanations to questions that a new believer might have about the Christian faith. K. Scott Oliphint does a remarkable job of dealing with and responding to ten specific areas of religion. He writes in an easy to understand, conversational style. However, although he strives to make complicated theological matters logical and simplified for the readers and students, he is never condescending or shallow. Each chapter has the same rough outline – state the question, provide background on the issue, list reasons for and against the issue, and offer responses to each question. Every chapter (and subsequent questions related to belief) has an accompanying short list of review and study questions, and a detailed list of reading suggestions for further study. Anyone wishing to gain a basic understanding of salvation, redemption, forgiveness, prophecy, parables, and biblical heritage will benefit from this primer.

Rating (1 to 5)

4 stars

Suggested Audience

Small groups, youth leaders, new believers, evangelism workers

Christian Impact

Clarifies ten of the most common questions that new believers or seekers may have about Christianity and faith

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Know Why You Believe

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