... I stumbled across this title in the Harvard bookstore early last week, and have already passed on two copies to some of my favorite students: cf Theology: The Basics, by Alister McGrath of Oxford. Alister may be terrifically hard to get a hold of, and unbelievably clipped, but he is an orthodox, evangelical fellow whom I respect in every way, from the depths of his heart to the very accessible scholarship made available here. The book is organized like a catechism, but is written in a highly readable, narrative style.
I highly recommend this book!