What are you going to build your life on?
"Dug Down Deep" is systematic theology like you've never seen it before. Readable. Relevant. Powerful. As best-selling author Joshua Harris shares his own journey from apathetic church-kid to student with a burning passion to truly know God, you'll be challenged to dig deep into the truths of God's word.
With humor, conviction and compelling insight "Dug Down Deep" covers the basics of faith--God, scripture, Jesus, the cross, salvation, sanctification, the Holy Spirit and the church. Don't settle for superficial faith, dig deep.
"If you're looking for 'that one book' that will push you farther down the road to faith than you've ever journeyed before, "Dug Down Deep" is it. I highly recommend it " --Joni Eareckson Tada
..".a humble, helpful, courageous testimony to biblical truth." - John Piper
"I can probably count on one hand, the number of books of which I've read every word from cover to cover in one sitting. "Dug Down Deep" is one of them." - Adam Young (Owl City)
""Dug Down Deep" is an incredible book It's a tangible and incarnate look at theology. I would give it to any young Christian who wants to understand their faith." - Lecrae, hip-hop artist
"A humbling, compelling, invigorating read." - J. I. Packer
Dug Down Deep is a book about theology. That is a heavy and complicated subject no matter who you are, and one I wasn't sure I wanted to tackle. Fortunately, Harris writes with a style that made this subject easier (not easy) to understand. The bulk of the book attempts to Biblically answer the truth about the following subjects: God, Scripture, Jesus, the Cross, salvation, sanctification, the Holy Spirit, and the church (from the introduction). Harris tackles each of these topics using personal anecdotes, Bible references (the ultimate authority), and references to other noteworthy books on theology, doctrine, and orthodoxy. It was a very interesting and challenging read. I learned about the Amish ritual of Rumspringa (look it up, you'll be amazed); I discovered that Harris is the actual author of an email story called "The Room", which is based on a dream he had (it's very moving; google it with his name); and gained a deeper understanding of the theology I base my life and faith on. My favorite chapter dealt with Harris's father's conversion to Christianity. The chapter about the Holy Spirit deals with some charismatic issues that I wasn't real clear on previously. The final chapter is called Humble Orthodoxy and calls Christians to be firm but loving, and to live the truth. Harris states , "But I'll tell you what deflates my arrogance and self-righteousness faster than anything else: trying to live whatever truth I have." What a great challenge.
This version of the book contains a Reflection and Discussion Guide, notes, and a recommended reading list for further study.
I learned more about theology and doctrine from reading Dug Down Deep. It is well worth the read, whether you are a new Christian, have been saved for a long time, or somewhere in-between.
I received this book from the publisher as part of WaterBrook Multnomah's Blogging for Books review program.
Woah| Posted October 21, 2011
"In the end, only one person will be right. And I'm sorry, it won't be you...or me. It's God." says Joshua Harris in the last chapter of this wonderful read.
I was so excited to read this book. as I have always liked Joshua Harris, and I wasn't let down. This book was very easy to relate to and easy to understand.He brought out great spiritual truths in a down to earth manner. I found that I believe alot of the same things he does, and some things that are different...but when he expressed his opinions of different belief, it didn't bug me. It made me respect him more. He talked about how we need to quit worrying about what others are doing and live the truths that WE know. By living these truths others may see and wonder, and think. The book inspired me to dig under shallow Christianity and to live and really know what I believe. I received this book for the intent of writing this review from Waterbrook Publishing Company.