Doing Theology with Huck and Jim

Parables for Understanding Doctrine

By Mark Shaw

Doing Theology with Huck and Jim

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  • ISBN: 9781597520157
  • Pages: 200
  • Publication Date: 12/10/2004
  • Retail Price: $25.00
Web Price: $20.00
Web Price: $20.00

Doing Theology with Huck and Jim

Parables for Understanding Doctrine

By Mark Shaw

paperback-logo

PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781597520157
  • Pages: 200
  • Publication Date: 12/10/2004
  • Retail Price: $25.00
Web Price: $20.00

About-

Does theology have to be boring?

Not for Mark! Following Christ's example of storytelling, he begins each discussion of a key biblical truth with a parable. Using familiar characters and settings from tales ranging from 'Huckleberry Finn' to 'A Christmas Carol' to 'King Arthur', Shaw covers the Trinity, the attributes of God, creation, providence, sin, redemption and more.

Following each story is a set of questions that brings out the key theological themes. The author then provides helpful commentary on these questions, as well as an in-depth discussion of each topic.

Whether you are a beginning student or well versed in theology, you will enjoy this innovative approach to age-old truths.

Endorsements & Reviews-

From the introduction:

Jim unwrapped his bedroll holding all of his worldly wealth. There was a hat and some fruit, a pair of socks, a rabbit's foot and a book.
"What'd you bring a book for?" asked Huck with a little irritation.
"T'read," Jim said with great seriousness, looking out into the night.
"What kinda book is it?" Huck asked.
"Book 'bout theology," Jim said, his voice trailing away.
"Theology! I hate theology almost as much as I hate schools and rules," Huck said and emphasized the point by spitting into the river. "What good is a theology book on a trip like this?"
Jim was silent for a long time before he answered. "Trip like this is long. Lotta things going to happen. Might come in handy."

Contributors-

Mark Shaw

Bio(s)-

Mark Shaw, Th.D., Westminster Theological Seminary, along with his wife, Lois, and their two children, is a missionary with Africa Inland Mission. He teaches at Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology in Kenya.

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