The Absolute Basics of the Wesleyan Way


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Perfect for:

  • Confirmation classes
  • Newcomer classes
  • Families
  • New Christians

In these pages you’ll:

  • Find a robust catechesis presented perfectly for a modern audience
  • Discover difficult biblical concepts explained simply and visually
  • Be equipping new Christians and younger audiences with a language with which to explore, discuss, and ask questions about how the big story of Scripture connects to everyday life

About the Study

• Do you know what God’s purpose is for you?
• How can the power of God change the way you live?
• What is the goal of the Christian life?
• What is sanctification?
• How are happiness and holiness related?
• How does getting closer to God help us get closer to each other?

These are just a few of the discussion questions prompted and stirred in The Absolute Basics of the Wesleyan Way, a 12-session study packed with dynamic illustrations and compelling analogies that explore the key elements of the Wesleyan movement. The lessons work through three primary sections: John Wesley’s life, his core theological message, and the legacy of Wesley’s leadership on the Methodist church. Like its predecessor, The Absolute Basics of the Christian Faith, this book can be studied individually, but is designed for group use. The accompanying videos are perfect for new member or confirmation classes, and for small-group or youth group settings.

Rich in both history and faith-building, this study walks readers of all ages through a fundamental understanding of the value of scripture, prayer, communion, spiritual relationships, and the power of salvation, as evidenced in the life and teachings of John Wesley. As readers grow in their personal knowledge and understanding of God’s truths, this book gives them the perfect tools to carry their faith into the future.

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Week One Video 

Also be sure to check out Absolute Basics of the Christian Faith!

About the Authors

Phil Tallon (PhD) is an Assistant Professor of Theology at Houston Baptist University. He’s the author of The Poetics of Evil (Oxford, 2012) and The Absolute Basics of the Christian Faith (Seedbed, 2016).

Justus Hunter (PhD) is an Assistant Professor of Church History at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He is the author of If Adam Had Not Sinned: The Reason for the Incarnation from Anselm to Scotus. You can find him on Twitter: @JustusHunter.

About the Artist

Andrew Chandler is a compulsively creative stay-at-home-dad living in Bartlett, TN. He graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 2002. He enjoys learning how to be more like Jesus and taking the occasional nap.


  • Length: 12 chapters across three units
  • Page count: 112 pages
  • DVD accompaniment: Strongly encouraged — 12, 3-6 minute sessions

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