Late pastor Dr. Adrian Rogers offers believers solid grounding for a growing faith
Just as plants need certain essentials to grow—light, water and fertile soil—so do Christians who want to develop strong spiritual roots and bear good fruit. That’s why revered late pastor Dr. Adrian Rogers wrote What Every Christian Ought to Know: Solid Grounding for a Growing Faith (B&H Books)—to give believers the nurture and care their faith needs to blossom and grow. In this vital resource for both new Christians and seasoned saints, Dr. Rogers offers readers intellectual truth while also providing them with the “spiritual nutrients” required to produce mature faith.
“There are some basic truths every Christian ought to know,” wrote Dr. Rogers. “Many flounder in a sea of moral relativism and vague religious opinions [and they] don’t grow because they don’t know. Facts are like a recipe, but truth is like a meal. Digest a truth and it will change your life.”
Now available for the first time in paperback, What Every Christian Ought to Know is a bold yet approachable guide to the ABCs of Christianity. One of the last books written by Dr. Rogers and also one of his best-selling, Publishers Weekly calls it a “beautifully simple primer on essential truths.” Dr. Rogers provides readers with a well organized, well-reasoned grasp of such topics as salvation, eternal security, prayer, the Holy Spirit, resisting temptation and finding God’s will, as well as the authority of the Bible and how to understand it better. While a valuable volume for new Christians and young disciples, it’s also a suitably instructive resource for believers of all ages. This new edition also includes an introduction from Steve Rogers, president of the Adrian Rogers Pastor Training Institute, plus discussion questions for personal reflection or group study.
“What Every Christian Ought to Know has been designed to help [readers] ‘give a defense’ for the basic doctrines of the Christian faith,” says Steve Rogers. “Since its initial release in 2005, God continues to use this book to equip and encourage believers—new and old. Like the tens of thousands who have already read this book, I want you to be able to confidently say, ‘I know what I believe and why I believe it!’”
For over fifty years, Adrian Rogers consistently presented the Good News of Jesus Christ with strong conviction, compassion and integrity. One of America’s most respected Bible teachers, he communicated to millions through his Love Worth Finding radio and television ministry that continues to be broadcasted today in more than 150 countries around the world. Dr. Rogers was also senior pastor of the 27,000-member Bellevue Baptist Church near Memphis, Tennessee, and a popular author whose books include Unveiling the End Times in Our Time and The Incredible Power of Kingdom Authority.
A leader in his denomination, serving three terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Dr. Rogers was honored to be inducted into the prestigious Hall of Fame in 2003 by the National Religious Broadcasters. He passed away in 2005. His son, Steve Rogers, oversees the Adrian Rogers Pastor Training Institute. Dr. Rogers is also survived by wife Joyce, three other children, nine grandchildren and one great‐grandchild.
What Every Christian Ought to Know: Solid Grounding for a Growing Faith
B&H Books/September 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4336-7785-4/$14.99/Trade paper/288 pages