The first volume, Faith and the Creeds, concentrates on the nature of faith and the history and relevance of the creeds, in a thrilling reflection on what we really mean when we say ‘I believe’. This is an excellent preparation for exploring the leading themes of the creeds. The approach McGrath adopts is non-denominational, very similar to that of Mere Christianity advocated by C.S. Lewis. Indeed, the series may be seen as a guide to mere Christianity, focusing clearly as it does on the life of faith. We look at why Christians believe what they do, how we can best understand these ideas, and the difference they make to the way we think about ourselves in our world.
The Christian Belief for Everyone series comprises five reliable, accessible and readable guides to the basic ideas of the Christian faith. Full of stories and helpful illustrations, these guides have been written for ordinary churchgoers but will also appeal to interested readers outside of the Church.