50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith: A Guide to Understanding and Teaching Theology

Reviewed by: Sonya Downing, a professional writing major at Taylor University.



Title: 50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith: A Guide to Understanding and Teaching Theology

Author: Gregg R. Allison

Publisher: Baker Books

Publication Date: February 6, 2018

Format: Paperback

Length: 409 pages


All Christians say they believe in God, Jesus’ resurrection, and the Bible, but few can offer a deeper explanation of what that means. Seminary professor Gregg R. Allison seeks to address this problem in this book, which separates Christian theology into fifty guiding principles. Allison gives a broad overview of subjects such as creation, salvation, the Bible’s divine inspiration, and other key points of doctrine believers need to know. By doing so, he gives readers a solid, reliable resource by which to expand their knowledge and faith.

Although the style is academically dry in places, Allison’s writing is logical, to-the-point, and free of needless frills. Each chapter begins with a summary of key concepts and ends with an outline that pastors, theology professors, or other leaders can use to lead Bible studies. This, along with the above-average reading difficulty, makes it a better book for church officials, college and seminary professors, and theology buffs than newcomers to the faith. This knowledge can help them fully understand their faith so they can share it more effectively.


Rating (1 to 5)

4 stars

Suggested Audience

Christian leaders, such as pastors, elders, deacons, and seminary professors

Christian Impact

It briefly describes fifty points of Christian doctrine, addresses common arguments, and provides outlines and additional resources for leaders in the faith.

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