New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

Introducing Theology to Laity

A Challenge to the Whole Church to Explore God’s Nature

John Wesley Zwonunondiita Kurewa • November 2017

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As John Kurewa and his brother talked about a tragic bus crash that had occurred nearby, his brother said, "Well, that shows when your time to die has come, there is nothing you can do about it."

Was it really God's will for all those people to die or be injured in that wreck? By together delving into the meaning of the event, and into God's nature, the author and his brother came to a more profound understanding of God's purpose regarding the events of our lives.

Challenged by their discussion, and reminded that theology is for the whole church not just clergy, the author wrote Introducing Theology to Laity to encourage all Christians to engage in the study of God.

Although written for lay people, the book doesn't water down its view of Christian theology. Instead, it explores clearly and thoroughly the doctrines of God, creation, humanity, sin, the problem of evil and God's providence, and the Holy Spirit, among others.

Introducing Theology to Laity is an invitation to all believers to dig deeper into knowing God—through study and experience. As the author says, "God is not a thing to be scientifically investigated; rather, theology investigates faith—that living relationship in God."

Dr. John Wesley Zwomunondiita Kurewa, the founding Vice Chancellor of Africa University (AU), now serves as the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at AU. Dr. John Wesley Zwomunondiita Kurewa, a member of the Zimbabwe Area, is a prolific writer and is dedicated to the vitality of the United Methodist Church in Africa. He is married to Gertrude Rufaro and they have two children and three grandchildren.

ISBN: 978-0-88177-899-1

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-88177-900-4

EPub ISBN: 978-0-88177-901-1

Imprint: Discipleship Resources

Pub Date: November 2017

Trim Size: 5.83 in (w) x 8.25 in (h) x 0.452 in (d)

Page Count: 214

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Theology

BISAC1: REL102000