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“The Trinity” Book Giveaway!


“Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.” – St. Augustine

Since I’ve built up a large collection of extra books and resources, every week I give some away absolutely free, no strings attached. Each giveaway lasts seven days with a new one beginning every Friday. You can enter any time during the week. Check out my past giveaways here.

Thanks to Paulist Press, today I’m giving away FIVE copies of Stephen Bullivant’s new book, The Trinity: How Not to Be a Heretic.

(NOTE: If you missed my interview with Stephen earlier this week, check it out here.)


The Trinity: How Not to Be a Heretic

by Stephen Bullivant
Paulist Press, 140 pages, paperback

Trinity-3DThe Trinity is Christianity’s most basic description of who God actually is and who he needs to be in order to save us. It is at the very heart of what Christians believe, and very little else in Christianity makes sense without it. Despite this, a great many Christians, including significant numbers of teachers, catechists, and preachers, do not feel confident in talking about it. It is not that they don’t believe in the Trinity, because they certainly do. But they are not altogether sure that what they think they believe about it is what they are supposed to, and they fear both revealing their ignorance, and leading others astray.

The central idea of this book is that, contrary to popular assumption, the Trinity is a very simple doctrine. It consists of just three short, deeply scriptural convictions: i) There is only one God; ii) Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are all God; and iii) Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are not the same. The Trinity: How Not to Be a Heretic explains how the earliest Christians came to be convinced by each statement, why they matter, and how slowly, over a period of several centuries it found a way of saying all three at once. Its sole purpose is to help Christians of all kinds better understand the Trinity so that they can then help others Christians, non-Christians, and maybe even some not-yet-Christians better understand it too.

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  • The central plan of this book is that, contrary to fashionable assumption, the Trinity may be a terribly easy philosophy. It consists of simply 3 short, deeply scriptural convictions..

  • Mike

    I love finding resources that help me delve into this greatest of mysteries.I heard Stephen on Catholic Answers Live and his extensive use of B16 made me want this book even more.

  • Reuben Andrew Herrle

    I want to know how not to be a heretic!

  • Connie Naylor

    I am curious what the title means and how to apply it to my life.

  • Nick

    I would love to be more educated on the Trinity!

  • Roberta B.

    This will help me be more confident in my faith.

  • SeekingTruth

    I recently finished reading Augustine’s De Trinitate, but a lot of it went way over my head. I’m very curious to see how Mr Bullivant simplifies the ideas.

  • LizEst

    The Trinity is front and center in our Avila Institute class on Christian and Non-Christian Spiritualities. This would make an excellent addition to my study.

  • Kathleen L. Carver

    Would love to read more about this topic especially from a Catholic view point. The Trinity does help to increase my faith and spiritual journey.

  • Debbie Warila

    I’d love to read this book because I’ve always had trouble understanding the Trinity.

  • Veritas81

    Arianism and Apollinarianism kept popping up in my thesis research on Pope Damasus I, so this book sounds super interesting.

  • Robin Corzilius


  • MaryAnn

    Every book you recommend is always worth reading. I haven’t been disappointed yet!

  • Don Rose

    I really enjoy reading faith based books!!!

  • Gentillylace

    I find it hard to explain the Trinity and I want to know why the Catholic Church believes what it does about the Trinity.

  • Rita

    I was intrigued by his 3 “easy to understand” scriptural statements and how he will treat the mystery of the Trinity, which is so deep and complex. Your interview was very interesting.

  • Timothy Black

    Looks like a good one!

  • Lynette Bryant

    I would love to read about this rather complex mystery of our faith.

  • Chris

    I want to read this book because the Trinity is the most difficult Christian topic to explain. I took a class in my undergrad for theology and it’s still difficult.

  • Corey Swope

    To deepen my faith!

  • bduncan2184

    During my studies in theology at Ave Maria University, I took a course on the Triune God in which we delved into the works of St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas and other Church Fathers on the topic of the Holy Trinity. This theological topic has fascinated me ever since.

  • Bethanie Ryan

    I want to read this book because The Trinity is such a hard thing to explain or understand. I remember trying to teach my Confirmation students about it and thinking to myself, “That analogy is heretical. And that analogy is heretical. And that…And that…”

  • Mr. Adams

    Because I don’t want to be a heretic.

  • Rangel

    I attended a talk entitled: Arianism the heresy that almost won. So this book sounds very interesting and you described the author as intelligent and humorous which makes for an enjoyable read!

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