Yesterday I discovered a treat in my mailbox: a copy of Ron Benrey’s The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Christian Mysteries.  No, this is not a book on how to write a Christian mystery, but a book on how to learn about some puzzling Scriptures and ancient beliefs  involved in the Christian faith  . . . like the Trinity.  How can one God be comprised of three distinct persons?  

Other topics Ron covers are the incarnation and the atonement, the virgin birth, Jesus’ dual nature, the healings and miracles of Christ, the unforgivable sin, and the existence of pain in the world–how can a good God allow suffering? 

I was honored to serve as a “technical editor” on this project, meaning that I read–and enjoyed–every word.  I found much to ponder and praise within these pages.  Ron has a deliciously wry sense of humor and he writes very simply of complex ideas.  I promise you’ll enjoy this book, and it will help you learn how to defend and explain your faith to others. 


  1. Mocha with Linda

    Looks like an intriguing book.

    (BTW, you might check the link; it didn’t work, so I searched Amazon’s home page.)

  2. Angela

    Eeek! Thanks for the heads up, Linda–I fixed the link. Those weird 13-digit ISBNs mess me up . . .


  3. Lisa

    Ha! The other day I was thinking sarcastically to myself that I needed a book called “Christianity for Dummies.” Close enough.

  4. Adam Pastor

    Greetings Angela

    On the subject of the trinity,
    I recommend this video:
    The Human Jesus

    Take a couple of hours to watch it; and prayerfully it will aid you to reconsider “The Trinity”

    Yours In Messiah
    Adam Pastor

  5. Jackie Colburn

    Thanks so much for the info on Christian Mysteries. Sounds like something great for new believers we have in our lives and a great way to open the door of doctrines that some may not otherwise study.


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