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What Does It Mean to Be a Thoughtful Christian? (Questions for Restless Minds)

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What Does It Mean to Be a Thoughtful Christian?

How to love God with your heart, soul, and mind.

Christians are surrounded by differing voices and opinions. How can you be grounded? How can you be sure you think Christianly?

In What Does It Mean to be a Thoughtful Christian?, David S. Dockery argues that Christians must be intentional about their thought life. Thoughtful Christians follow guidance from the Bible, possess a consistent worldview, listen to voices of the past, engage with the world, and prioritize faithful community and character development. Learn how thinking well and thinking Christianly is what you, your church, and your culture needs.

Order all 17 volumes in the Questions for Restless Minds series.

Praise for What Does It Mean to Be a Thoughtful Christian?

If you want a primer on how to think well and live well as a follower of the Crucified and Resurrected King, What Does It Mean to Be a Thoughtful Christian? is the place to start. It is a wonderful gift to the church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

—Daniel L. Akin, president, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Drawing upon over thirty years of experience in Christian higher education and theological education, Dockery reminds us that the Christian faith is a coherent faith, rooted in Scripture and affirmed throughout history. Thoughtful Christian is a must-read for all who are contending for the faith and who are seeking assurance to live faithfully in a secularized, pluralistic, and fractured world.

—Felix Theonugraha, president, Western Theological Seminary

I wish that someone had handed me Thoughtful Christian when I was a college freshman or sophomore. I’m thankful that David Dockery has written this helpful booklet, and trust the Lord will use it to help many students in their own pursuit of the life of the mind for the glory of God.

—Nathan A. Finn, provost and dean of the university faculty, North Greenville University

Questions for Restless Minds series

The Questions for Restless Minds series applies God’s word to today’s issues. Each short book faces tough questions honestly and clearly, so you can think wisely, act with conviction, and become more like Christ. Edited by D. A. Carson, the series covers a wide range of topics centered around critical questions many Christians wrestle with today.

Learn more about the other titles in this series.

Praise for the Questions for Restless Minds series

“This generation of Christians inhabit cultures that sometimes reject not only biblical revelation about reality but also the reality of reality itself. The Questions for Restless Minds series poses many of the toughest questions faced by young Christians to some of the world’s foremost Christian thinkers and leaders. Along the way, this series seeks to help the Christian next generation to learn how to think biblically when they face questions in years to come that perhaps no one yet sees coming.”

—Russell Moore, public theologian, Christianity Today

If you’re hungry to go deeper in your faith, wrestle with hard questions, and are dissatisfied with the shallow content on your social media newsfeed, you’ll really appreciate this series of thoughtful deep dives on critically important topics like faith, the Bible, friendship, sexuality, philosophy, and more. As you engage with some world-class Christian scholars, you’ll be encouraged, equipped, challenged, and above all invited to love God more with your heart, soul, mind, and strength.

—Andy Kim, multiethnic resource director, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

  • Introduction
  • Thoughtful Christians...
    • Love God with Heart, Soul, and Mind
    • Think with Faith and Truth
    • Prioritize the Pattern of Christian Truth
    • Pattern Their Worldview by Christian Truth
    • Affirm the Authority of the Bible
    • Value the Christian Intellectual Tradition
    • Emphasize Reading and Culture
    • Live Faithfully
    • Serve the Church, the Culture, and the World
  • Conclusion
  • Title: What Does It Mean to Be a Thoughtful Christian?
  • Author: David S. Dockery
  • Series: Questions for Restless Minds
  • Series Editor: D. A. Carson
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Pages: 128
  • Format: Logos Digital, Paperback
  • Trim Size: 5x7
  • ISBN: 9781683595175

David S. Dockery is Distinguished Professor of Theology, theologian-in-residence, and special consultant to the president at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author and editor of more than thirty books, including Christian Worldview Handbook.

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    $6.99

    Print list price: $9.99
    Save $3.00 (30%)

    Ships 2/2/2022