We live in a world increasingly separated from the Christian
tradition and the basic understanding of the faith that previous
ages might have taken for granted. The voices of faith seem
increasingly strident and off-putting to many. There is a need for
a calmer, basic introduction to faith that recognizes the value of
doubt and the questions raised in a secular society. A systematic
introduction to Christianity for newcomers needs to begin with a
discussion of faith itself, which this new book does. It then moves
on to a discussion of such Christian basics as God, Trinity,
Church, sin, atonement, prayer, and Christian living.
Christopher L. Webber is well known in the Episcopal Church for his books. In addition to some 25 separate titles, he also has written hymns that are included in a number of hymnals. He writes frequently for the Living Church, Episcopal Life, Episcopal Cafe, Diocesan newspapers, in addition to his own web site: www.clwebber.com. Webber is a graduate of Princeton and has two earned degrees plus an honorary doctorate from the General Theological Seminary.