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Basic Theology is a practical, concise handbook of Bible doctrine. With his rich understanding of the Scriptures and unpretentious writing style, Ryrie’s Basic Theology is for every Bible student, from the beginner to the scholar. Basic Theology covers the full spectrum of key Bible truths, with special emphasis on the end times from a dispensational viewpoint. While Chafer’s magnum opus Systematic Theology is massive and comprehensive, Ryrie’s work has clarity and personal application in mind. Basic Theology will equip you with sound theology, which in turn produces holy living.
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This easy-to-use resource offers:
* A basic handbook of theology written in plain English for every Christian * A systematic overview of the Bible’s major doctrines, including God, the Bible, the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, the church, Satan, sin, salvation, man, angels, demons, events to come and more * A glossary of theological terms * A list of key Scripture passages for the study of theology
Reviewed by (Crystal Samples, Granville, OH, United States) - This is an excellent summary of basic bible doctrine from a non-Calvinist (Reformed) viewpoint. It is not Arminian but rather a good, Baptist soteriology. This would be a great resource for a foundation class for new believers or to refresh the older saints.
great study tool and refresher course (8/18/2020)
Reviewed by (Tom Reeves, Lawrenceburg, TN, US) - The book is well down and the reading is easy to comprehend. For those of us who have been away from college for many, many years. It is a good refresher course with lots of good material to strengthen our sermons and Bible studies.
Reviewed by (Ken UPRIGHT, MANNING, SC, United States) - Ryries Basic Theology
Very Clear Theology (1/7/2020)
Reviewed by (Juvinar Santiago, Leduc, Alberta, Canada) - I am a pastor and Bible Teacher for more than 18 years! I am looking for a compact and easy to teach Theology course to my students in the church discipleship course. I tried to look around over the internet and found this book which has a great and highest review. On my experienced this is great when it comes to teaching, no added thought or commentary from the author except plain factual theological concept on every single topic. Plain and simple and yet full of truth. This is a good deal considering the price and no need to carry heavy books. Just downloaded it to your ipad, pc, mac or android device and you have tons of reference for your theology to study and teach wherever you go at any given time whether you are in the church, airplane, caffe or travelling. Highly recommended from Rev. Juvinar Santiago
Very good sorce (4/16/2018)
Reviewed by (Chan Smith, bedford, ky, US) - I saw this on the Christmas deal and thought I would like it. After overviewing it, it seems to be filled with great teachings.
Reviewed by (Kaz Jowett, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand) - From what I have read so far, it is helping to fill in a few gaps for me in a way I can understand. I think it is worth the money as an investment in my Christian growth.
Reviewed by (Simon Chung, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, HKSAR) - It's a book essential for every Christian who wants to build a more solid relationship with God. Don't miss it!
Great for deep digging (6/2/2015)
Reviewed by (Lynette Fowlston, Paris, Tennessee, US) - I am just an ordinary person who loves to study and dig deeper into things and see what others have to say. I have enjoyed using this Basic Theology book for that. If you like to dig deeper I feel you will enjoy this book
Solid! Thorough, Yet Concise and Enjoyable! (10/9/2014)
Reviewed by (Andy Anderson, Kent, Washington, US) - This has been an education, reading through my Basic Theology by Dr. Ryrie. I have been a Christian for many years, and have read and studied quite a bit of Christian Literature, and have an extensive library. It would not be complete without this volume. Dr. Ryrie is sound in his teaching, and covers the topics thoroughly, yet not too wordy, and at the same time enjoyable. I created a reading plan, so that I read a portion every weekday, and that worked great alongside my daily bible reading. I have learned tremendously, and am better equipped to have an answer for others. This book is in my fav 5 in equipping others. Invest in your Christian life by purchasing these type of wonderful resources, and devouring them. The price through www.eStudySource.com is awesome!
Ryrie at your fingertips! (4/15/2014)
Reviewed by (Mario Mendoza, Chehalis, Washington, US) - I love E-Sword and have recommended it to many friends and family. Ryrie's Theology is a classic and is a resource I use often. Now thanks to E-Sword, I don't have to get up and go to my library and pull out my worn out Ryrie with its frayed pages and broken binder. And it remembers all my searches. That coupled with cut and paste has greatly enhanced my studies. Thanks E-Sword!
Really great book! (11/30/2013)
Reviewed by (Kaitlin Ruiz, Orange Grove, TX, US) - This book is written simply and clearly! So useful! Every Bible student should find something helpful here. The definitions and logic are superb! The only thing that could maybe be clearer would be the eschatology section. If you're looking for a good intro to Christian theology that will make you want to praise Him more--this is it!
Reviewed by (Jill Serr, Cedaredge, Colorado, US) - Very good for review of the Bible. I especially liked to be able to read all the Bible references as I read it!
Classic Ryrie (4/30/2013)
Reviewed by (John Stewart, Andalusia, Alabama, US) - Watching the Church slide downhill over the past 50 years, I learned to respect what Ryrie has written. Some has been for the public at large; this is for someone more serious but one who still deals with the original languages, though in their English translation. Good for a concise and reasonably complete basic theology. For example, in Sin, he describes 20 Greek and Hebrew words for it. Ryrie's stand is at the core of Dallas Seminary 40-50 years ago: their best years doctrinally IMHO. The eSword arrangement is very easy to follow. The notes are with the chapter. The eSword price is more than the cost of the original book.
The best there is (2/28/2012)
Reviewed by (David Hilario, Elk Horn, IA, US) - There is no better work out there today!
Best and Clearest Systematic Theology (6/29/2011)
Reviewed by (Thomas Nite, Ringgold, GA, USA) -
I teach Theology in several seminaries in the former Soviet Union, and I find that Ryrie is the easiest for most students to understand. In few words he explains doctrines in a way that requires no understanding of theological jargon. I highly recommend this work for all serious students of the Bible.