How to Read the Bible Book by Book

How to Read the Bible Book by Book
Author: Gordon D. Fee
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2009-07-13
ISBN 10: 0310853648
ISBN 13: 9780310853640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read the Bible Book by Book Book Review:

A Guided Tour from Genesis through Revelation Reading the Bible need not be a haphazard journey through strange and bewildering territory. Like an experienced tour guide, How to Read the Bible Book by Book takes you by the hand and walks you through the Scriptures. For each book of the Bible, the authors start with a quick snapshot, then expand the view to help you better understand its key elements and how it fits into the grand narrative of the Bible. Written by two top evangelical scholars, this survey is designed to get you actually reading the Bible knowledgeably and understanding it accurately. In an engaging, conversational style, Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart take you through a given book of the Bible using their unique, progressive approach: • Orienting Data—Concise info bytes that form a thumbnail of the book • Overview—A brief panorama that introduces key concepts and themes and important landmarks in the book • Specific Advice for Reading—Pointers for accurately understanding the details and message of the book in context with the circumstances surrounding its writing • A Walk Through—The actual section-by-section tour that helps you see both the larger landscape of the book and how its various parts work together to form the whole. Here you are taken by the hand and told, “Look at this!” How to Read the Bible Book by Book can be used as a companion to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. It also stands on its own as a reliable guide to reading and understanding the Bible for yourself.

Jesus Storybook Bible

Jesus Storybook Bible
Author: Sally Lloyd-Jones
Publsiher: Zonderkidz
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-09-04
ISBN 10: 0310736544
ISBN 13: 9780310736547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus Storybook Bible Book Review:

If you are a parent, grandparent, pastor, or teacher looking for a way to teach the children in your life about God’s never stopping, never giving up, unbreaking, always and forever love, look no further than The Jesus Storybook Bible. What makes The Jesus Storybook Bible different from other kids’ Bibles? While other kids’ Bibles contain stories from the Old and New Testaments, The Jesus Storybook Bible tells the Story beneath all the stories in the Bible, pointing to Jesus as our Savior. From the Old Testament through the New Testament, as the Story unfolds, children will clearly see that Jesus is at the center of God’s great story of salvation – and at the center of their story too. The Jesus Storybook Bible: Visually brings scripture to life for children ages 4–12 Contains 21 stories from the Old Testament & 23 stories from the New Testament Presents the best-loved stories of the Bible in an easy-to-understand format Features the bestselling writing of Sally Lloyd-Jones & award-winning illustrations of Jago Includes a durable hardcover and bright illustrations Is also ideal for adults looking to explore the Bible in a new way The Jesus Storybook Bible has sold over 2 million copies! Check out the rest of the series, The Jesus Storybook Bible Coloring Book, and the text-based version, The Story of God’s Love for You.

How Not to Read the Bible

How  Not  to Read the Bible
Author: Dan Kimball
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN 10: 0310113768
ISBN 13: 9780310113768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Not to Read the Bible Book Review:

When Dan Kimball first sat down to meet with a student who was disillusioned by Christianity, he wasn't ready for what he was about to hear. The student had a positive church experience. He was grateful for his youth leader. But he had serious objections to Christianity. Why? He had begun studying the Bible and found he could no longer accept what it taught. Reading the Bible had led him to become an atheist. In How (Not) to Read the Bible, pastor and bestselling author Dan Kimball tackles one of the most pressing apologetic challenges of the twenty-first-century church--how do we read and interpret the Bible? Kimball introduces several critical principles to utilize when you open a Bible or read a verse. Then, he looks at five of the most common challenges that arise when people read the Bible today, including: the relationship between science and the Bible, the violence we find in the Bible, the treatment of women in the Bible, the odd and strange commands we find in the Bible, and the Bible's controversial claim that there is only one way to know God. Kimball highlights several of the most common passages people find objectionable and shows readers how to correctly interpret them. This is an ideal book for those exploring Christianity or new to the faith, as well as Christians who are wrestling with questions about these difficult issues and the challenges of interpreting the Bible. Filled with stories and examples, as well as visual illustrations and memes reflecting popular cultural objections, How (Not) to Read the Bible will motivate readers who are confused or discouraged by questions they have about the Bible and guides them--step-by-step--to a clear understanding of what the Bible is saying in context. The book can also be taught as a six-week sermon series or used in small groups for study and discussion.

How to Read the Bible

How to Read the Bible
Author: James L. Kugel
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN 10: 1451689098
ISBN 13: 9781451689099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read the Bible Book Review:

As soon as it appeared, How to Read the Bible was recognized as a masterwork, “awesome, thrilling” (The New York Times), “wonderfully interesting, extremely well presented” (The Washington Post), and “a tour de force...a stunning narrative” (Publishers Weekly). Now in its tenth year of publication, the book remains the clearest, most inviting and readable guide to the Hebrew Bible around—and a profound meditation on the effect that modern biblical scholarship has had on traditional belief. Moving chapter by chapter, Harvard professor James Kugel covers the Bible’s most significant stories—the Creation of the world, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and the flood, Abraham and Sarah, Jacob and his wives, Moses and the exodus, David’s mighty kingdom, plus the writings of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and the other prophets, and on to the Babylonian conquest and the eventual return to Zion. Throughout, Kugel contrasts the way modern scholars understand these events with the way Christians and Jews have traditionally understood them. The latter is not, Kugel shows, a naïve reading; rather, it is the product of a school of sophisticated interpreters who flourished toward the end of the biblical period. These highly ideological readers sought to put their own spin on texts that had been around for centuries, utterly transforming them in the process. Their interpretations became what the Bible meant for centuries and centuries—until modern scholarship came along. The question that this book ultimately asks is: What now? As one reviewer wrote, Kugel’s answer provides “a contemporary model of how to read Sacred Scripture amidst the oppositional pulls of modern scholarship and tradition.”

How to Read the Bible

How to Read the Bible
Author: Marc Zvi Brettler
Publsiher: Jewish Publication Society
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN 10: 0827610017
ISBN 13: 9780827610019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read the Bible Book Review:

Master Bible scholar and teacher Marc Brettler argues that today's contemporary readers can only understand the ancient Hebrew Scripture by knowing more about the culture that produced it. And so Brettler unpacks the literary conventions, ideological assumptions, and historical conditions that inform the biblical text and demonstrates how modern critical scholarship and archaeological discoveries shed light on this fascinating and complex literature. Brettler surveys representative biblical texts from different genres to illustrate how modern scholars have taught us to "read" these texts. Using the "historical-critical method" long popular in academia, he guides us in reading the Bible as it was read in the biblical period, independent of later religious norms and interpretive traditions. Understanding the Bible this way lets us appreciate it as an interesting text that speaks in multiple voices on profound issues. This book is the first "Jewishly sensitive" introduction to the historical-critical method. Unlike other introductory texts, the Bible that this book speaks about is the Jewish one -- with the three-part TaNaKH arrangement, the sequence of books found in modern printed Hebrew editions, and the chapter and verse enumerations used in most modern Jewish versions of the Bible. In an afterword, the author discusses how the historical-critical method can help contemporary Jews relate to the Bible as a religious text in a more meaningful way.

How to Read the Bible

How to Read the Bible
Author: James L. Kugel
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN 10: 1451689098
ISBN 13: 9781451689099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read the Bible Book Review:

As soon as it appeared, How to Read the Bible was recognized as a masterwork, “awesome, thrilling” (The New York Times), “wonderfully interesting, extremely well presented” (The Washington Post), and “a tour de force...a stunning narrative” (Publishers Weekly). Now in its tenth year of publication, the book remains the clearest, most inviting and readable guide to the Hebrew Bible around—and a profound meditation on the effect that modern biblical scholarship has had on traditional belief. Moving chapter by chapter, Harvard professor James Kugel covers the Bible’s most significant stories—the Creation of the world, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and the flood, Abraham and Sarah, Jacob and his wives, Moses and the exodus, David’s mighty kingdom, plus the writings of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and the other prophets, and on to the Babylonian conquest and the eventual return to Zion. Throughout, Kugel contrasts the way modern scholars understand these events with the way Christians and Jews have traditionally understood them. The latter is not, Kugel shows, a naïve reading; rather, it is the product of a school of sophisticated interpreters who flourished toward the end of the biblical period. These highly ideological readers sought to put their own spin on texts that had been around for centuries, utterly transforming them in the process. Their interpretations became what the Bible meant for centuries and centuries—until modern scholarship came along. The question that this book ultimately asks is: What now? As one reviewer wrote, Kugel’s answer provides “a contemporary model of how to read Sacred Scripture amidst the oppositional pulls of modern scholarship and tradition.”

How to Read the Bible as Literature

How to Read the Bible as Literature
Author: Leland Ryken
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-11-22
ISBN 10: 0310536332
ISBN 13: 9780310536338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read the Bible as Literature Book Review:

Why the Good Book Is a Great Read If you want to rightly understand the Bible, you must begin by recognizing what it is: a composite of literary styles. It is meant to be read, not just interpreted. The Bible’s truths are embedded like jewels in the rich strata of story and poetry, metaphor and proverb, parable and letter, satire and symbolism. Paying attention to the literary form of a passage will help you understand the meaning and truth of that passage. How to Read the Bible as Literature takes you through the various literary forms used by the biblical authors. This book will help you read the Bible with renewed appreciation and excitement and gain a more profound grasp of its truths. Designed for maximum clarity and usefulness, How to Read the Bible as Literature includes * sidebar captions to enhance organization * wide margins ideal for note taking * suggestions for further reading * appendix: "The Allegorical Nature of the Parables" * indexes of persons and subjects

Read the Bible for Life

Read the Bible for Life
Author: George H. Guthrie
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0805464549
ISBN 13: 9780805464542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Read the Bible for Life Book Review:

A layperson's guide to understanding how to read the Bible in context clarifies the Bible's key themes and shows how to apply them to daily life, through a series of everyday language conversations with today's brightest scholars. Original.

How to Read the Bible in Changing Times

How to Read the Bible in Changing Times
Author: Mark L. Strauss
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2011-08-01
ISBN 10: 1441232184
ISBN 13: 9781441232182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read the Bible in Changing Times Book Review:

Many find it difficult to take words that were written thousands of years ago and apply them to twenty-first-century life in the Western world. How do we read God's unchanging Word in a world that is increasingly defined by change? How to Read the Bible in Changing Times shows everyday Christians how to interpret and apply the Scriptures regardless of time and culture. Rather than seeing the Bible as a magic answer book, a list of commands to obey, or a series of promises to claim, this insightful book allows the Bible to retain its identity as a complex, inspired document while showing that the truth it contains is relevant and life-changing. It shows the reader how to determine the meaning of the text in its original context identify culturally relative features understand what the text teaches about God, his will, and his purposes apply the truths discovered to contemporary life situations It even shows readers how to discern God's will on the many modern issues that the Bible does not directly address.

How to Read the Jewish Bible

How to Read the Jewish Bible
Author: Marc Zvi Brettler
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105123240165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read the Jewish Bible Book Review:

Brettler focuses on reading the Hebrew Bible using a 'historical-critical method', explaining the literary conventions, ideological assumptions, and historical conditions that inform the Hebrew Bible and shows how modern critical scholarship and archaeological discoveries shed light on this fascinating and complex literature.

How to Read the Bible

How to Read the Bible
Author: Steven L McKenzie
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-04-13
ISBN 10: 9780199840038
ISBN 13: 0199840032
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read the Bible Book Review:

McKenzie argues that to comprehend the Bible we must grasp the intentions of the biblical authors themselves--what sort of texts they thought they were writing and how they would have been understood by their intended audience. In short, we must recognize the genres to which these texts belong. McKenzie examines several genres that are typically misunderstood, offering careful readings of specific texts to show how the confusion arises, and how knowing the genre produces a correct reading. The book of Jonah, for example, offers many clues that it is meant as a humorous satire, not a straight-faced historical account of a man who was swallowed by a fish. Likewise, McKenzie explains that the very names "Adam" and "Eve" tell us that these are not historical characters, but figures who symbolize human origins ("Adam" means man , "Eve" is related to the word for life ). Similarly, the authors of apocalyptic texts--including the Book of Revelation--were writing allegories of events that were happening in their own time. Not for a moment could they imagine that centuries afterwards, readers would be poring over their works for clues to the date of the Second Coming of Christ, or when and how the world would end. For anyone who takes reading the Bible seriously and who wants to get it right, this book will be both heartening and enlightening.

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth
Author: Gordon D. Fee,Douglas K. Stuart
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 237
Release: 1982
ISBN 10: 9780862011956
ISBN 13: 0862011957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth Book Review:

Biblical interpretation for both beginning and experienced Bible readers. Changes to the new third edition include: updated language, new foreword, improved diagrams, substantial rewriting of several chapters to make them more user-friendly, and updated list of recommended commentaries and resources.

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth
Author: Gordon D. Fee,Douglas Stuart
Publsiher: Zondervan Academic
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-06-24
ISBN 10: 0310517834
ISBN 13: 9780310517832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth Book Review:

Understanding the Bible isn’t for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. The Bible is accessible. It’s meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. A few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of Scripture and its application to your twenty-first-century life. More than three quarters of a million people have turned to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth to inform their reading of the Bible. This fourth edition features revisions that keep pace with current scholarship, resources, and culture. Changes include: Updated language for better readability Scripture references now appear only in brackets at the end of a sentence or paragraph, helping you read the Bible as you would read any book—without the numbers A new authors’ preface Redesigned and updated diagrams Updated list of recommended commentaries and resources Covering everything from translational concerns to different genres of biblical writing, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth is used all around the world. In clear, simple language, it helps you accurately understand the different parts of the Bible—their meaning for ancient audiences and their implications for you today—so you can uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God’s Word.

How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary Professor

How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary Professor
Author: Mark Yarbrough
Publsiher: FaithWords
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-03-03
ISBN 10: 145557886X
ISBN 13: 9781455578863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary Professor Book Review:

Many people admire and even revere the Bible, but they simply do not understand what they read, much less how to study Scripture. Yet they wish they could. In this insightful and alternately amusing guide, Professor Mark Yarbrough shows how easy and gratifying it is to unlock the hidden truths of God's Word and to discover a world where reading the Bible doesn't just satisfy our curiosity, but changes our life. To do this, the reader will step into the seminary classroom and observe the practical principles-the tricks of the trade-for becoming a more effective student of the Bible. But Yarbrough has made sure that his writing style and general approach will be appealing to both academic students and those involved in lay-level Bible study. Real life is whacky and in-your-face. Studying Scripture should be too.

Unlocking the Bible

Unlocking the Bible
Author: David Pawson
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 1376
Release: 2012-06-14
ISBN 10: 0007378920
ISBN 13: 9780007378920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unlocking the Bible Book Review:

David Pawson presents a unique overview of both the Old and New Testaments.

A History of the Bible

A History of the Bible
Author: John Barton
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 0698191587
ISBN 13: 9780698191587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Bible Book Review:

A literary history of our most influential book of all time, by an Oxford scholar and Anglican priest In our culture, the Bible is monolithic: It is a collection of books that has been unchanged and unchallenged since the earliest days of the Christian church. The idea of the Bible as "Holy Scripture," a non-negotiable authority straight from God, has prevailed in Western society for some time. And while it provides a firm foundation for centuries of Christian teaching, it denies the depth, variety, and richness of this fascinating text. In A History of the Bible, John Barton argues that the Bible is not a prescription to a complete, fixed religious system, but rather a product of a long and intriguing process, which has inspired Judaism and Christianity, but still does not describe the whole of either religion. Barton shows how the Bible is indeed an important source of religious insight for Jews and Christians alike, yet argues that it must be read in its historical context--from its beginnings in myth and folklore to its many interpretations throughout the centuries. It is a book full of narratives, laws, proverbs, prophecies, poems, and letters, each with their own character and origin stories. Barton explains how and by whom these disparate pieces were written, how they were canonized (and which ones weren't), and how they were assembled, disseminated, and interpreted around the world--and, importantly, to what effect. Ultimately, A History of the Bible argues that a thorough understanding of the history and context of its writing encourages religious communities to move away from the Bible's literal wording--which is impossible to determine--and focus instead on the broader meanings of scripture.

The Bible in Politics

The Bible in Politics
Author: Richard Bauckham
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10: 0664237088
ISBN 13: 9780664237080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bible in Politics Book Review:

This second edition of Bauckham's wonderful work is essential reading for understanding the relationship between the Bible and politics. The enduring value of The Bible in Politics is that it teaches the reader how to read the Bible politically and to gain an understanding of the social relevance of the Bible that is more disciplined, more informed, more imaginative, and more politically fruitful than many interpreters--past and present--have achieved.

Read the Bible for a Change

Read the Bible for a Change
Author: Ray Lubeck
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2009-11-01
ISBN 10: 1608991539
ISBN 13: 9781608991532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Read the Bible for a Change Book Review:

Which Bible passages are for us today and which only apply to the first audience ancient readers? Can we just pick and choose for ourselves the verses we think fit our situation? Who gets to decide? In READ THE BIBLE FOR A CHANGE, Ray Lubeck helps readers correctly understand and relate the Bible to their lives. If you are serious about your relationship with God and committed to responding faithfully to His Word, this book is for you. Ray has devoted his life to helping people discover for themselves God's truth and see how it relates to their everyday, practical living. He will show you how to: - Read each passage in its larger biblical context - Understand the effects of its literary style - Recognize the meaning of a text - Hear God speak through the Bible's human authors - Identify the life-changing truths that apply to life today - Bring pleasure to God by obeying His Word As a college-level teacher, Ray realizes what it takes to hold the interest of students of the Bible. He uses illustrations, charts, stories, and everyday examples to make learning both fun and significant. Read the Bible for a Change will help you avoid the pitfalls and discover the truths that transform you life.

Heaven So Near So Far

Heaven  So Near   So Far
Author: Colin S. Smith
Publsiher: Christian Focus
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781527100916
ISBN 13: 152710091X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heaven So Near So Far Book Review:

The author recounts the life of Judas Iscariot in Judas' voice and from his perspective, contrasting Judas' path with that of Peter when they both came to a crossroads in their faith in Jesus.

Holy Bible

Holy Bible
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 1018
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780842384896
ISBN 13: 0842384898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holy Bible Book Review:

"Text edition"--Spine.