Renewing Your Mind by R. C. Sproul

Renewing Your Mind: Basic Christian Beliefs You Need to Know by R. C. Sproul is a great book covering the basic Christian beliefs.  Sproul uses the Apostles Creed (quoted below) as a guideline for what beliefs are basic to Christianity.  Each chapter is written to take up a different core belief and expound on essential Christian doctrine.  Sproul does a great job in providing a little history behind the creed and helping the reader to understand the use of some of the words and phrases that may sound a little different to those who are not familiar with church history.

Over all it was a great book and I’m glad I pulled it off the shelf and finally read it.  Sproul writes with an engaging yet informational style.  I would recommend this book for anyone interested in growing deeper in their faith and understanding some of the core doctrines of Christianity.  Over all I gave the book 4 out of 5 stars.


The Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
the Maker of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:

Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;

He descended into hell.

The third day He arose again from the dead;

He ascended into heaven,
and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost;
the holy catholic church;
the communion of saints;
the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the body;
and the life everlasting.


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