Book Review: The Apostles’ Creed (Christian Essentials), Ben Myers


The Christian Essentials series “passes down tradition that matters” (p. xi). The volumes in this series quote Martin Luther who wrote, “I never move on from the childish doctrine of the Ten Commandments and the Apostles’ Creed and the Lord’s Prayer.” The Christian Essentials series looks at the basic biblical teachings and practices of the gospel that the church was founded on, that being the Ten Commandments, baptism, the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Supper, the Lord’s Prayer, and corporate worship (p. xi).

These are the foundation of our faith. Yet they easily become routine, spoken and performed from rote memory and actions. What are we doing? Why are we doing this again? This series leads us through the basics and teaches us the meaning of what we are doing and why, or to whom, we perform them for. In this volume, Ben Myers, the Director of the Millis Institute…

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