Visual Theology by Tim Challies and Josh Byers is a wonderful theology resource for all Christians. What the authors have provided readers in this book is a brief systematic theology with impressive infographics.
This is a very practical work of theology divided into five sections. The first section addresses the topic of growing closer to Christ through providing an understanding of the gospel, our identity in Christ, and Scripture and prayer. The second section addresses the work of Christ first looking at the overarching gospel story line of Scripture and then looking at the purpose of doctrine in the Christian life. The third section addresses the issue of sanctification drawing on the imagery of putting on and putting off found in Ephesians. The final section addresses the practical implications of Christianity in our day to day life.
This book really does demonstrate that theology is immensely practical. The infographics are well done and would be useful in teaching all on their own. This book is written at a level where a seminary degree wouldn’t be required to understand it. If you’re a church leader trying to get your people to embrace the importance of doctrine and want a resource that won’t intimidate this it it. I only have one critique of this book and that is in regards to binding, they really need to come out with a hard cover edition as the paper back shows wear and tear rather quickly.
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