I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised by Joshua Harrisâ€™ book Dug Down Deep due to one fact- it is a book about theology. Just the word alone (theology) is one to cause my eyes to droop a little. However, like the publisher says- this is a book that about the subject dreaded to most Christians that is not on an academic, shot over the head, level but on an average church attendee level. One does not need a theological degree to understand this book as Harris does a great job of going at the subject and turning it into basic terms and phrases.
Harris tells the parable of the 2 builders- one foolish and one wise and the foundation upon which they built their house. He writes something that I have missed- the foolish one did not think he was being foolish and it took some time before he found out the error of his ways. That summary, along with the rest of the book detailing- God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, cross, salvation, justification, sanctification, etc. is one that can make a mark on any person in the church, regardless of age or where they are spiritually.
The subject of doctrine and theology is one that is gaining steam as Christians start to wonder what they believe and why they do so. While there are several options available on this subject, if you fear this topic due to boredom or any other reason, this is the book for you. It will challenge you and encourage you at the same time.
I received this book free from WaterBrook Publishing in exchange for a review. I