On Being Presbyterian: Our Beliefs, Practices, and Stories by Sean Michael Lucas

288 pages | Direct Price: $14.99 $11.50 | Published in 2006

Summary: Pastor and seminary professor Sean Michael Lucas suggests that being Presbyterian means embracing distinctive beliefs, practices, and stories as one’s own. As new members, church officers, and potential Presbyterians read about beliefs, practices, and stories, they will understand and move to embrace this way of being Christian. Written in a nontechnical style, On Being Presbyterian is a unique resource for equipping believers and introducing them to Presbyterian church practice.


About the Author:

Lucas_Sean MichaelSean Michael Lucas (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is senior minister at the First Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and associate professor of church history at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. Sean is the author of Robert Lewis Dabney (American Reformed Biographies), What is Church Government? and What is Grace? in the Basics of the Faith series and is one of the contributors in The Problem of Good. He also has an upcoming book: For a Continuing Church.

Follow him on Twitter: @SeanMLucas


What Others Say About This Book:

“At last a brief, popular introduction to Presbyterianism that I can put in the hands of Bible-believing, gospel-loving Presbyterians and other evangelicals interested in this part of the Christian family. Readable, sympathetic, and circumspect.”

J. Ligon Duncan III, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi

“The people who fill Bible-believing Presbyterian churches increasingly have little Presbyterian background. Lucas provides a terrific resource to get everyone up to speed . . . highly readable.”

Bryan Chapell, President, Covenant Theological Seminary

“Lucas writes with depth, breadth and passion for his topic. On Being Presbyterian is highly recommended for anyone who wants to explore Presbyterian traditions down to their roots.”

Peter A. Lillback, President, Westminster Theological Seminary

“May prove to be one of the most important Presbyterian books in our generation. . . . useful in training young and old, new Christian and old warrior, lay person and theologian, broad evangelical and lifetime Presbyterian.”

George W. Robertson, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Augusta, GA