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Core Christianity

Finding Yourself in God's Story
Michael Horton
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What Do All Christians Believe?

For many people, words like doctrine and theology cause their eyes to glaze over, or they find them difficult to understand and struggle to see how they are relevant to daily life. But theology is far from boring; it is the study of God and should lead to awe and wonder as we better understand who God is and what he has done for us.

In Core Christianity, author, pastor, and theologian Mike Horton tackles the essential and basic beliefs that all Christians share. What is core to the Christian faith? In addition to unpacking these beliefs in a way that is easy to understand, Horton shows why they matter to our lives today.

This introduction to the basic doctrines of Christianity is a helpful guide by a respected theologian and a popular author, and it includes discussion questions for individual or group use. Core Christianity is perfect for those who are new to the faith, as well as those who have an interest in deepening in their understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ.

About the Author

Michael Horton (PhD) is Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary in California. Author of many books, including The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way, he also hosts the White Horse Inn radio program. He lives with his wife, Lisa, and four children in Escondido, California.


When I was in college, I needed an introduction to what Christians believe about redemption---not what my own denomination believed but what all Christians have always believed. A favorite professor told me to read John Stott’s Basic Christianity, and that book was a gift of God for me. I still have my underlined copy. In Core Christianity you have a similar book, one fit for a new generation the way Stott’s was for his generation. Here you will find what Christians believe about what most matters about the most important topics. You might need an extra copy to give to those who, like me many years ago, need an introduction to core Christianity. -- Scot McKnight, Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary

I read straight through this solid book on the central truths of the Christian faith and was impressed. But when I searched the text for some of the standard technical terms of theology, I found that Horton had managed to deliver the whole message in simple, nontechnical language. Then I was doubly impressed. This is a very useful little book. -- Fred Sanders, Professor, Torrey Honors Institute, Biola University

Here we meet a skilled master seeking to train the novice. Taking rich theological concepts and explaining them in a way that is both beautiful and practical, Horton’s book proves genuinely inviting to the newcomer. Learn from a master who is not afraid to put things simply and clearly. -- Kelly Kapic, Professor of Theological Studies, Covenant College

  • Product Details
  • Page Count: 192
  • Format: Softcover
  • ISBN: 9780310525066
  • Release: April 5, 2016