I have long been a fan of Dr. Grudem's theological insights and explanation of Christian doctrine through his much lengthier Systematic Theology book (published in 1995, 1264 large pages with tiny font). Since the publication of Systematic Theology, a condensed version of that weighty tome entitled Bible Doctrine has been published (1999, 528 pages). However, for my current purposes, I was looking for a much briefer and broader overview of Christian doctrine as a personal refresher. Christian Beliefs was exactly what I was looking and hoping for (160 pages). Each of the twenty chapters summarize the key points and verses relating to the core doctrines of the Christian faith. Grudem writes from a broad evangelical perspective, with an emphasis on God's sovereignty (i.e., Reformed perspective). Though a short book, there were countless Scripture quotations and references, demonstrating Grudem's high view of the Bible and its authority in the life of the Christian.
Not only was I personally edified by this broad sweep through doctrine, as a pastor, I look forward to distributing this resource to as many people as I can for their equipping and encouragement.