A visual introduction to systematic theology.
We live in a visual culture, increasingly relying upon infographics and other visuals to help us understand new and difficult concepts. But the visual portrayal of truth is not a novel idea. God himself communicated his truth visually though the tabernacle, the sacraments, and even the cross.
In Visual Theology, Tim Challies and Josh Byers use a combination of words and illustrations to convey the concepts and principles of systematic theology in a fresh, beautiful, and informative way. They have made the deepest truths of the Bible accessible in a way that can be seen and understood by a visual generation, focusing on four foundational disciplines:
- Growing close to Christ
- Understanding the work of Christ
- Becoming like Christ
- Living for Christ
This unique resource is an inviting and artful way to learn theology, comprehend difficult Bible concepts, and grow in your faith.
About the Author
Tim Challies. I am a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband to Aileen and a father to three children. I worship and serve at Grace Fellowship Church, am a co-founder of Cruciform Press, and blog daily at Challies.com.
Josh Byers is a best-selling author, artist, speaker, husband, and father who resides in Iowa. Over the past 20 years, he has been passionate about creating beautiful things that teach and inform. This has pushed him to create a wide variety of designed products both on and offline for local mom-and-pop shops, A-list movie stars, and everyone in between. His work has been featured in a wide variety of outlets, from the Gospel Coalition to the Tonight Show. You can find more online at joshbyers.com and visualtheology.church
Tim Challies (the writer) and Josh Byers (the designer) have teamed up to produce a truly unique introduction to theology and guide to living the Christian life. This is show-and tell at its finest. Most theology books merely convey what we are to believe, but this one uses creative and beautiful design to capture and portray these crucial truths. I know of nothing else quite like it, and I trust that God will use it to help his people see and celebrate reality in a new way. -- Justin Taylor, managing editor of the ESV Study Bible and coauthor of The Final Days of Jesus
This is simple yet profound, clever without being flashy. Helpful and practical. Speaking as a person who avoids diagrams and graphs at all costs, I found the infographics in this book to be illuminating. This cheeky little number is a class act. -- Mez McConnell, pastor of Niddrie Community Church, Edinburgh, and director of 20schemes
You've probably seen (or used) a gospel presentation drawn on a whiteboard or a napkin. It's remarkable how God gives us spiritual insight when we behold truths about him with our eyes. With engaging graphics and descriptions of the Christian faith, Tim Challies and Josh Byers have done something genuinely unique in Visual Theology. See for yourself! -- Gloria Furman, author of Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full and The Pastor’s Wife
My mind is blown. Tim Challies and Josh Byers marry rock-ribbed Reformational theology with breathtaking presentations. The effect is something like following John Knox into the Matrix. In this diaphanous world, we encounter no fiction, but very reality itself--God-reality-- and we are transformed. -- Owen Strachan, associate professor of Christian theology and director of the Center on Gospel and Culture at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
This is simple yet profound, clever without being flashy. Helpful and practical. Speaking as a person who avoids diagrams and graphs at all costs, I found the infographics in this book to be illuminating. This cheeky little number is a class act. -- Mez McConnell, pastor of Niddrie Community Church, Edinburgh, and director of 20schemes -- Mez McConnell