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. Whether you're a relatively new believer in Jesus or a more mature Christian looking for a quick brush-up on the basics of faith, Christian Beliefs is for you. This accessible 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. He and his son, Elliot, have boiled down the essentials of Christian theology for the average layperson and have made them clear and applicable to life. You will learn about the Bible, the characteristics of God, what it means to be created in God's image, what God has done for us in Christ, the purpose of the church, and much more. Each chapter includes questions for personal review or group discussion.