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What We Believe and Why: An insightful, accessible, plain-spoken (and a little bit feisty) look at the Christian faith – from its Jewish roots to its ... denominational struggles and doctrinal war. Paperback – February 4, 2012
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About the Author
The Reverend Doctor George Byron Koch (pronounced coke) is pastor and teacher at Resurrection Anglican Church in West Chicago, Illinois (USA), though this book is intentionally neither Anglican nor denominational in content. He is also a former Senior Vice President of Oracle Corporation and author of a best-selling book on database design (Oracle: The Complete Reference), as well as author of another book on Christian discipleship and small groups (The Country Parson’s Advice to His Parishioners, brought into modern English from an anonymous 1680 text) and numerous articles in magazines and newspapers, ranging from The Wall Street Journal to Christianity Today. His first degree is in physics, and science is an ongoing field of interest for him. His doctoral studies focused on healing and reconciliation, and he continues to teach on these subjects.
Praise for What We Believe and Why
I read one or two books a week, and for me What We Believe and Why has become my breakthrough book of the year! The Holy Spirit spoke powerfully to me through its pages. Some chapters were helpful reminders stated in a fresh manner; others were totally new insights. Fortunately, George Koch writes in such a way that not only his fellow theologians can understand, but even individuals like me. --Dr. David R. Mains, Director, Mainstay Ministries
I have THE book for you... It is called What We Believe and Why... In fact, a primer that ordinary folks can read. It has a great glossary so people do not get lost in terms, etc. The cover says that the book 'is insightful, accessible, plain-spoken and a little feisty.' That is a perfect description. Honestly, I've not seen a book like it and will be promoting it soon on my blog site... If I were pastoring this is what I would use, hands down. --John H. Armstrong, President of Act 3; blogger; adjunct professor of evangelism, Wheaton College Graduate School; author; former pastor and church-planter
In his action-centered, unique, challenging, and informative primer, George Koch lays out the basics and origins for belief that is Christian. In that well-reasoned effort he addresses a Hebraic mindset that preventively, remedially, and practically reduces distortions in Western Christianity. Here, we are shown how to reconcile, respect, and protect each other as believers, even across great divides; the journey is enjoyable and challenging! --Dr. Wesley M. Pinkham, Dean of Doctoral Studies, The King's University
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