I believe it was Marcus Loane who said that if he was a young man, starting out in the matters of Theology, this is the one book he would want to have on his shelf:
The Things We Firmly Believe – click for a FREE download of a great PDF file book:
It is by Dr. Geoffrey Bingham, missionary, and biblical theologian of unusual brilliance. He writes with easy accessibility. He handles doctrine with clarity, and an outstanding awareness of the vast works of others, and his doctrine is taught with the warmth of a friend and pastor.