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Daily Doctrine: A One-Year Guide to Systematic Theology

By Kevin DeYoung

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Daily Doctrine: A One-Year Guide to Systematic Theology

By Kevin DeYoung

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Learn Important Systematic Theology Topics Each Day with This Accessible One-Year Devotional

All thoughtful Christians want to better understand the Bible, its author, and its influence on their beliefs. In short—whether they recognize it or not—they want to understand theology. But many find the subject matter too academic, dense, or difficult to understand, and they lack proper study resources to help expand their knowledge of God and his written word.

Designed to make systematic theology clear and accessible for the everyday Christian, this devotional walks through the most important theology topics over the course of a year. Each month is categorized into broad themes, starting with the study of God and concluding with the end times. Written by bestselling author and associate professor of systematic theology Kevin DeYoung, each concise daily reading contains verses for meditation and application, building upon each other and easing readers into the study of systematic theology. 

  • Written for Thoughtful Christians: Offers pastors, ministry leaders, and everyday Christians access to a theologically rich yet accessible study 
  • One-Year Plan: Daily readings build off one another to help ease readers into systematic theology 
  • Covers Important Theological Topics: Each month covers a different broad theological topic, including mankind, salvation, the church, end times, and more
  • Written by Kevin DeYoung: Pastor, bestselling author, and associate professor of systematic theology

Author:

Kevin DeYoung

Kevin DeYoung (PhD, University of Leicester) is the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina, and associate professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte. He has written books for children, adults, and academics, including Just Do SomethingImpossible Christianity; and The Biggest Story Bible Storybook. Kevin’s work can be found on clearlyreformed.org. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have nine children.

Product Details

Title: Daily Doctrine
Subtitle: A One-Year Guide to Systematic Theology
Published: October 01, 2024
ISBN-10: 1-4335-7285-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-7285-2
Retail Price: $32.99
Binding: Hardcover w/ Jacket
Trim: 6.0 in x 9.0 in
Page Count: 432

Table of Contents

Introduction
 
Prolegomena: Preliminary Considerations and Doctrine of Scripture 
(Weeks 1–4)
Theology Proper: The Being of God and the Works of God 
(Weeks 5–14)
Anthropology: Man as Created and Fallen 
(Weeks 15–18)
Covenant Theology: How God Relates to His Creatures 
(Weeks 19–22)
Christology I: The Person of Christ 
(Weeks 23–27)
Christology II: The Work of Christ 
(Weeks 28–32)
Soteriology: Salvation in Christ 
(Weeks 33–38)
Ecclesiology: The Nature, Mission, and Ordering of the Church 
(Weeks 39–48)
Eschatology: Last Things 
(Weeks 49–52)
 
Appendix: Frequently Cited Sources

Endorsements

“You hold in your hands a smorgasbord of theological delights. Daily Doctrine is at once a daily devotional, a mini systematic theology, and a reference tool. It is deep but delightful, profound but practical, comprehensive but concise, and accurate but accessible. May the Lord use this manual to raise up more systematic theologians in our pews!”
Joel R. Beeke, Chancellor and Professor of Homiletics and Systematic Theology, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary; Pastor, Heritage Reformed Congregation, Grand Rapids, Michigan

“A few years after I broke my neck, I wanted to know everything about God. That prompted someone to give me a thick theology textbook, which I read but had a hard time grasping. Oh, if only this fine book had been around back then! Kevin DeYoung has packaged the fundamentals of our faith in a work that is thorough, uncomplicated, and a lot lighter than your average theology book. In all my suffering, the bedrock of great doctrine has always been a comfort, and it is why I heartily recommend this one-of-a-kind work!”
Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder and CEO, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

“In a fragmented age, connecting the dots—between the biblical text and Christian doctrine, between different Christian doctrines, and between Christian doctrines and daily life—is imperative for all Christians, and yet many simply do not have time to read and digest the great classic tomes of systematic theology. This is where this book is so helpful. Using the time-honored genre of a daily devotional, Kevin DeYoung has produced a book that looks at the great doctrines that the Bible teaches. And in doing so, he enables us to grasp more fully the beauty and significance of Christian doctrine both for Bible reading and for how we live our lives.”
Carl R. Trueman, Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies, Grove City College; author, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self

“What a great idea! Who wouldn’t want to work through the major issues in systematic theology under the faithful teaching of Kevin DeYoung and structured as Daily Doctrine? This book will be so helpful to Christians, day by day, doctrine by doctrine, truth after truth. I am so thankful for DeYoung as a great gift to Christ’s church. You will also be thankful for this book as a conduit for truth, doctrine, and spiritual health.”
R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Those who care about their spiritual health would do well to read Kevin DeYoung’s daily diet of doctrine. Theology at its best ministers understanding of God and the gospel, helping people of faith grow in their faith toward maturity in Christ. This is a one-of-a-kind systematic textbook, the daily doses of which are small yet potent vitamins for the heart and mind.”
Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Research Professor of Systematic Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

“God’s command to ‘remain steadfast’ and ‘grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior’ comes with a warning: those who backslide fall prey to false teachers and heresies. But how does the layperson obey this command to grow in knowledge without seminary training? This book is the answer. Kevin DeYoung masterfully translates complex and necessary systematic theology into ‘daily doctrine.’ There is no more important time for lay Christians to be firmly rooted in systematic theology, and this accessible and trustworthy book will surely become a classic. I read Daily Doctrine` devotionally and left each reading in awe of the majesty of God and the richness of the Reformed church’s teachings throughout the ages.”
Rosaria Butterfield, former Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Syracuse University; author, The Gospel Comes with a House Key and Five Lies of Our Anti-Christian Age

“I cannot remember the last time I kept turning the pages of a book with so much curiosity, eager to find out what difficult question the next chapter would answer. The beauty of this book is Kevin DeYoung’s ability to navigate the sophisticated scholastic distinctions that hold our theology together while making them sing with fervency for life in the church. This book is no mere manual but an adventure that charters that ancient course of classical Reformed theology. May this book kill doctrinal indifference wherever it lives and summon a new generation to revel in the deep things of God once more.”
Matthew Barrett, Professor of Christian Theology, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; author, Simply Trinity and None Greater

Daily Doctrine is an extraordinary gift to anyone who yearns to grow significantly in the knowledge of God but will never enjoy the benefit of a seminary education. It brings the brilliance of a Kevin DeYoung systematic theology class to your favorite chair with a kindly blend of readability and rigor. An excellent companion with the daily reading of Scripture, this remarkably organized work will also be among the handiest of theology reference books long after it has been devoured cover to cover.”
Paul McNulty, President, Grove City College; former US Deputy Attorney General

“This book is about systematic, doctrinal theology. If those three words make your eyes glaze over, fear not, my friend. This isn’t Big Scary Theology for brainy people droning on and on with long-winded, obscure sentences. Quite the opposite, this is theology as it was meant to be. Not suffocating but lifegiving, not esoteric but doxological—ideal for believers wanting to deepen their knowledge of God in brisk installments. Here you’ll find daily encouragement to know and love God forever and ever. Highly recommended!”
Hans Madueme, Professor of Theological Studies, Covenant College

“What a great way of reflecting daily on the triune God! This daily devotional inspires as it educates.”
Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California

“Kevin DeYoung has been especially gifted by the Lord to translate complex ideas into simple truths. He has the mind of a scholar and the heart of a pastor, employing his academic gifts to serve the people of God with what Calvin called ‘lucid brevity.’ In this volume, DeYoung applies those gifts to the task of systematic theology, and the result is a clear, simple, and accessible articulation of Christian doctrine—helpful for busy pastors, overwhelmed seminary students, and interested laypeople alike. Even those of differing theological traditions will be well served by this faithful and spiritually enriching work.”
Michael Riccardi, Assistant Professor of Theology, The Master’s Seminary; author, To Save Sinners

“Your family and church will be strengthened and encouraged by reading and sharing these theologically enriching, spiritually uplifting, daily doses of Kevin DeYoung’s accessible summaries of the great truths of Scripture.”
Peter A. Lillback, President, Westminster Theological Seminary