Whether in a university or in a church, Paul aimed his logic toward the nontheologian, the person in the classroom or the pew. Partial truths and misconceptions about the Christian message hung heavy on Paul’s soul until he began to write something on paper. Those writings became Know What You Believe. The book highlights the bottom-line truths, the non-negotiables of Christianity. Paul explained these truths to help us understand the magnitude of what God has done to bring us into a relationship with him through Jesus Christ.
In this new edition I have inserted some relevant thoughts from Paul’s many files and in a few cases placed them in contemporary settings and quotes. It is still entirely Paul’s original work. Should readers have critical questions about the Christian faith, Paul’s book Know Why You Believe aims at answering these. To know why and what you believe is a winning combination with divine implications for comprehending the love and grace of God.
After Paul’s death in an automobile accident twenty-three years ago, many letters came to me. The following one expresses more eloquently than I could the power of God’s message through his Son, Jesus Christ:
B.C., Chicago, Illinois
Paul E. Little and Marie Little, Know What You Believe (Westmont, IL: IVP Books, 2009).