In Everyone’s a Theologian R.C. Sproul provides a resource that will open the world of theology to wide audience. Delving into theological study can seem like a daunting task for pastors let alone the average person. This work is very reflective of Sproul’s life work of introducing theology to the average person.
Many people are intimidated by systematic theologies that require fork lifts to move. This book isn’t one of those. By the standards of systematic theologies this work counts as short, though it is no overnight read. Sproul covers the entire range of systematic theology in 60 concise chapters. Sproul provides the basic biblical and historical background of every doctrine covered without getting bogged down in overly minute details that would only interest a small audience. It’s a well indexed book which adds to its usefulness.
The book only has one weakness. There are no footnotes or end notes. While I can understand that footnotes might distract some readers, end notes would have been beneficial in this work. A list of all the recommended further reading as an appendix would also be useful.
I’d recommend this book to anyone wanting to grow in their theological understanding. This book would be useful for small group studies or mentoring/discipleship contexts. I know there are some people that aren’t readers,and if you are one of them all of this content can be found in R.C. Sproul’s Foundations series on DVD or in audio formats.
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