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In Foundations: An Overview of Systematic Theology, R.C. Sproul shows that the truths of Scripture relate to each other in perfect harmony. This eye-opening series addresses a myriad of questions about the origin and authority of the Bible, God, the Trinity, man, sin, salvation, revelation, miracles, the church, the end times, and more.

©2013 R.C. Sproul (P)2013 Ligonier Ministries

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  • Marcus
  • Brasília, Brazil
  • 04-21-15

Reformed Theology

This series of lectures about systematic theology presents the main questions of the field with the assumptions of reformed theology. R. C. Sproul gives a clear exposition of the differents themes, giving the reader a path to immerse in the treasury of God's Word.

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Reformed Theology by the Grand Father.

What did you love best about Foundations?

RC Sproul is a very good teacher. He has a way of explaining complex theological issues in a simple way. This book would be the Equivalent to the good Bible College or Seminary overview of Reformed Theology.

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Wonderful Introduction to Systematic Theology

Would you consider the audio edition of Foundations to be better than the print version?

I prefer the version better than the print version that was based off these lectures, "Everyone's a Theologian" because I thoroughly enjoy RC Sproul's ability to engage his audience as an orator.

What did you like best about this story?

Hands down, my favorite part of these lectures is Sproul's abilities to make sense for the lay person when discussing deep theological concepts.

Have you listened to any of R. C. Sproul’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I'm a subscriber to Ligonier Connect and am very familiar with all of RC Sproul's lectures. "Foundations" is one of my most favorite because it is a wonderful introduction to Systematic Theology, a subject that, sadly, too many Christians know nothing nor care to know anything about.

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Amazing and life changing

Foundations by R.C. Sproul is amazing and will change the way you look at life and change your walk with Christ. R.C. Sproul explains everything so you can understand more about Gods word. Just finished listening to it the first time and can't wait to listen to it again. Will recommend foundations to everyone.

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a classic!

I love R.C. Sproul (wish he were my grandpa) and I love all that he teaches. His doctrine is solid.... with the exception of chapter 6. on inerrancy of the Bible. He seems to want to avoid "circularity", which is understandable but inescapable as a Christian. He has to join that label (along with myself) along with any Christian that wants to be faithful. Starting with Jesus as "a good man" or "a basically reliable bible" is weak. R.C. starts with Jesus but only as sort kinda reliable and progresses from there to reliable / and besides starting with Jesus is starting with the Bible. The Bible is the word of God and can't be associated with the words "basically reliable". As a Calvinist it's hard to listen to chapter 6. Christian epistemology is pretty much shot and weakened by not proclaiming it as God sees it in full. The natural man will Absolutly disagree, so what, it's expected and that's why we develop avenues toward meaningful discussion and reason. And There are other ways to disguise circularity but that would take a whole book to discuss such an issue and not to be left on a review. truth is truth. Anyhow I love his teaching on eschatology and everything else. I recommend this to all Christians that wish to sharpen their theology.

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Great, but you can get this FREE @ SermonAudio

What made the experience of listening to Foundations the most enjoyable?

I like the audiobook, just wanted to let anyone out there know that these lectures can be found for free on SermonAudio if you google search "rc sproul foundations". Feel kinda ripped off for buying this on Audible now, but material is good and solid

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  • Stephen
  • Red Bluff, CA, United States
  • 03-11-15

A Clear Crisp presentation on Christian Theology

Love the book. RC Sproul is a very clear thinker, you couldn't ask for a better reader or in this case speaker. The only disagreement I have with him is his view on the rapture. He doesn't believe in it. Highly recommended.

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Pleasantly surprised

I only took Audible because if this "Book" on Systematic Theology. Much to my surprise it was actually Dr Sproul's Renewing you Mind broadcast on this topic. Every chapter is one of his 23 min programs. It was the greatest thing I could have gotten. Thank you Audible!!

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My first introduction to theology

Famous reformed theologian, R.C. Sproul, comprehensively covers doctrine from the existence of God, Jesus' last supper and the apocalypse in a very understandable way. R.C.'s knowledge of theology, philosophy, apologetics, etc. is expansive. He introduces theological doctrine from Augustine, Aquinas, Calvin and more. A magnificent read for any aspiring Christian.

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Excellent devotion!

I truly appreciate how Dr Sproul took the time to learn and devote energy for our edification. I've listened to multiple chapters more than once. It has increased my understanding and knowledge of God's word so I can teach others. Thanks Dr Sproul!

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  • LJLC
  • 02-17-14

Worth hearing 50 times at least

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I'd recommend any interested party with enough time and determination to hear/read this.

Any additional comments?

Plenty to think about, and well worth the effort.

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  • Jon Scriven
  • 12-01-15

Amazing Course

What did you like most about Foundations?

This is essentially like doing a Systematic Theology course with R.C. Sproul who is an excellent teacher and theologian. I have read several of his books before and really enjoyed them, but this audiobook himself is like studying under the great man. The lessons are split into roughly 20 minute lectures / chapters and I have been doing one a day as part of my commute.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Foundations?

The section on predestination really helped me to understand the idea better. What is does and doesn't mean.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

It is hard to pick out stand-alone sections as being more enjoyable. I enjoyed better understanding the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

You would need a brain bigger than I to digest this all in one sitting. Each 20 minute lesson is more than enough to be thinking about. I have also picked certain chapters to play at my house group.

Any additional comments?

If you are a Christian and want to grow in your understanding then I don't think there are many better ways to get deep understanding in an accessible way than this book. I would encourage you to check it out.

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  • Shyju
  • 07-11-17

Does justice to the Title..

Foundations - absolute necessity for days such as this. There are many grey areas expressed by R.C Sproul; as with any other teachings these also must be carefully considered with the word of God. I was blessed by this audio book.

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  • ALAN
  • 05-07-17

Enjoyable listen

A real pleasure to listen to this book. Just like having someone sitting down in your own living room and explaining the word of God face to face. Very interesting from start to finish and what an encouraging way to finish but with a picture of heaven.

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  • Neil Richardson
  • 04-28-17

Magisterial

Sproul is the best guy out there for taking deep and complex theology and serving it up simply and in a godly fashion for the everyman believer looking to deepen their relationship with God. One of the best investments you could make of your time.

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  • ChangePro
  • 09-17-15

A Tour de Force

To all my Christian friends of - ahem - a certain maturity, I can thoroughly recommended a listening.

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  • Victor Czerwinski
  • 08-15-18

Studies that make you grow

RC Sproul has a wonderful way of making difficult things understandable, interesting and relevant today.

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  • Andrew Ebling
  • 08-08-18

From deep things comes deep joy

For a long time, I've thought that theology was something for people who are smarter than I am. But through listening to this book, I've come to realise that the smart people have already done the heavy lifting and pieced everything together into a cohesive framework, which enriches our understanding of who God is, what he is like and why he is everything to us.