NOTE: In the spirit of full disclosure, you, my fine reader, need to know that the publisher provided me with a free copy of this book. This in no way affects my review but I’m supposed to tell you that. And now I have.
I love to study theology. After all, what could be more exciting than thinking about God?! But a good many people do not share this sentiment. For many, doctrine and theology are not only dry and dusty but oppressive and divisive. Joshua Harris has done a great job of making theology come alive through personal narrative.
Dug Down Deep is as much personal narrative as it is theological treatise. Harris describes his own journey as a Christian and as a pastor from a low view of study to loving theology and doctrine. He covers such weighty topics as the Doctrine of Scripture, The Incarnation and others. But Harris does so with a pastoral and personal touch. He continually reminds us, not just of the importance of these doctrines but their beauty and he does so with personal stories. These doctrines have helped shape who he has become and he wants to share them. This is a far different approach than simply presenting fact. It is, as Harris so often strives for: “humble orthodoxy” and it is much appreciated.
This is a great book to give to those people who don’t think they need theology. If anything, it’s worth it to read a book endorsed by Donald Miller, Lecrae and Mark Dever! But the broad range of endorsements speaks to Harris’ deft touch. He is never preachy but always passionate. A great introductory theology book.
- Read Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris for yourself.