Get to know the beliefs and practices inspired by Jesus Christ. Discover what it means to be a Christian and follow the gospel. Curious about Christianity? This friendly guide helps you understand the basic teachings of the Christian faith, exploring the common ground that all Christians share, the differences among the major branches, the key events in Christian history, the key theological issues, and the many ways Christians live out their faith in today's world. This work features the Dummies Way Explanations in plain English, "Get in, get out" information Icons, and other navigational aids such as Tear-out cheat sheet and Top Ten lists, along with a dash of humor and fun. You can discover how to: express the core essentials of Christianity; appreciate the life and teachings of Jesus; understand why the Bible is central to the faith; respect the unique roles of the Trinity; and, explore controversial issues among the branches.