Rowan Williams – just eighty pages, four chapters. Very helpful, humble, and beautifully written.
From the Publisher...
In this simple, beautifully written book Rowan Williams explores four
essential components of the Christian life: baptism, Bible, Eucharist,
and prayer. Despite huge differences in Christian thinking and practice
both today and in past centuries, he says, these four basic elements
have remained constant and indispensable for the majority of those who
call themselves Christians.
In accessible, pastoral terms
Williams discusses the meaning and practice of baptism, the Bible, the
Eucharist, and prayer, inviting readers to really think through the
Christian faith and how to live it out. Questions for reflection and
discussion at the end of each chapter help readers to dig deeper and
apply Williams's insights to their own lives.
-- author of Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks
better than Rowan Williams to be our teacher about the essentials of
Christianity! In this clear, accessible exposition, we get Williams at
his best - worldly-wise, pastorally gentle, grounded deeply in
tradition, acutely alert to the real world of violence where God
indwells. Williams ushers us more deeply into our best discernment of
the Christian life."
M. Craig Barnes
-- President of Princeton Theological Seminary
genius of this little book is that it gets right to the heart of the
essential Christian experience. . . . We are simply invited to enter the
new life discovered through the core practices of the church."