How to Read the Bible Book by Book

How to Read the Bible Book by Book
Author: Gordon D. Fee
Publsiher: Zondervan Academic
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:

Reading the Bible doesn't need to be a difficult journey through strange and bewildering territory. How to Read the Bible Book by Book walks you through the Scriptures like an experienced tour guide, helping you understand each of its sixty-six books. For each book of the Bible, the authors start with a quick snapshot, then expand the view to help you better understand its message 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 every book of the Bible using their unique 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. 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.

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.”

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:

Is Reading the Bible the Fastest Way to Lose Your Faith? For centuries, the Bible was called "the Good Book," a moral and religious text that guides us into a relationship with God and shows us the right way to live. Today, however, some people argue the Bible is outdated and harmful, with many Christians unaware of some of the odd and disturbing things the Bible says. Whether you are a Christian, a doubter, or someone exploring the Bible for the first time, bestselling author Dan Kimball guides you step-by-step in how to make sense of these difficult and disturbing Bible passages. Filled with stories, visual illustrations, and memes reflecting popular cultural objections, How (Not) to Read the Bible is a lifeline for individuals who are confused or discouraged with questions about the Bible. It also works great as a small-group study or sermon series.

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 Bible for All Its Worth

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth
Author: Gordon D. Fee,Douglas Stuart
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-10-14
ISBN 10: 0310578566
ISBN 13: 9780310578567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

Your Guide to Understanding the Bible 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 21st-century life. More than half a million people have turned to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth to inform their reading of the Bible. This third edition features substantial revisions that keep pace with current scholarship, resources, and culture. Changes include: •Updated language •A new authors’ preface •Several chapters rewritten for better readability •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.

The Gospel According to John

The Gospel According to John
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Canongate U.S.
Total Pages: 61
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780802136190
ISBN 13: 0802136192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gospel According to John Book Review:

The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.

Fall in Love with God s Word

Fall in Love with God s Word
Author: Brittany Ann
Publsiher: David C Cook
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-02-01
ISBN 10: 0830781269
ISBN 13: 9780830781263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fall in Love with God s Word Book Review:

You want to read your Bible. You know it’s important. And yet, between the constant demands of work and home and the intimidation you feel when trying to read Scripture, you give up. Don’t let an overflowing schedule and a lack of confidence rob you of the peace, joy, and purpose God offers you. In Fall in Love with God’s Word, Brittany Ann takes a “how to” approach to help you: Overcome seven common obstacles preventing you from spending time in Scripture Determine the personalized Bible-reading outline that works best for you Learn fifteen easy ways to make Bible reading more meaningful and enjoyable Use Scripture to conquer sin, false beliefs, and negative thought patterns Experience fresh spiritual growth and passion for God’s Word

How to Read the Bible as Literature

How to Read the Bible as Literature
Author: Leland Ryken
Publsiher: Zondervan Academic
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

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.

NIV Value Outreach Bible Paperback

NIV  Value Outreach Bible  Paperback
Author: Zondervan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2017-02-07
ISBN 10: 9780310446828
ISBN 13: 0310446821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

NIV Value Outreach Bible Paperback Book Review:

This NIV Value Outreach Bible is a low-cost softcover Bible perfect for churches and ministries buying in bulk to present to first-time Bible readers.

Reading the Bible Supernaturally

Reading the Bible Supernaturally
Author: John Piper
Publsiher: Crossway
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-04-13
ISBN 10: 143355352X
ISBN 13: 9781433553523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the Bible Supernaturally Book Review:

The Bible reveals glorious things. And yet we often miss its power because we read it the same way we read any other book. In Reading the Bible Supernaturally, best-selling author John Piper teaches us how to read the Bible in light of its divine author. In doing so, he highlights the Bible's unique ability to reveal God to humanity in a way that informs our minds, transforms our hearts, and ignites our love. With insights into the biblical text drawn from decades of experience studying, preaching, and teaching Scripture, Piper helps us experience the transformative power of God's Word—a power that extends beyond the mere words on the page. Ultimately, Piper shows us that in the seemingly ordinary act of reading the Bible, something supernatural happens: we encounter the living God.

The Wiersbe Bible Commentary New Testament

The Wiersbe Bible Commentary  New Testament
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: David C Cook
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9781434766656
ISBN 13: 1434766659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiersbe Bible Commentary New Testament Book Review:

Let one of the most beloved and respected Bible teachers of our time guide you verse-by-verse through the Scriptures with The Wiersbe Bible Commentary New Testament, the trusted reference you'll love to read.

How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian

How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian
Author: John Dominic Crossan
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-03-03
ISBN 10: 0062203622
ISBN 13: 9780062203625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian Book Review:

The acclaimed Bible scholar and author of The Historical Jesus and God & Empire—“the greatest New Testament scholar of our generation” (John Shelby Spong) —grapples with Scripture’s two conflicting visions of Jesus and God, one of a loving God, and one of a vengeful God, and explains how Christians can better understand these passages in a way that enriches their faith. Many portions of the New Testament, introduce a compassionate Jesus who turns the other cheek, loves his enemies, and shows grace to all. But the Jesus we find in Revelation and some portions of the Gospels leads an army of angels bent on earthly destruction. Which is the true revelation of the Messiah—and how can both be in the same Bible? How to Read the Bible and Still be a Christian explores this question and offers guidance for the faithful conflicted over which version of the Lord to worship. John Dominic Crossan reconciles these contrasting views, revealing how different writers of the books of the Bible not only possessed different visions of God but also different purposes for writing. Often these books are explicitly competing against another, opposing vision of God from the Bible itself. Crossan explains how to navigate this debate and offers what he believes is the best central thread to what the Bible is all about. He challenges Christians to fully participate in this dialogue, thereby shaping their faith by reading deeply, reflectively, and in community with others who share their uncertainty. Only then, he advises, will Christians be able to read and understand the Bible without losing their faith.

How to Read the Bible Well

How to Read the Bible Well
Author: Stephen Burnhope
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2021-04-23
ISBN 10: 1725281430
ISBN 13: 9781725281431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read the Bible Well Book Review:

How to Read the Bible Well takes on the big questions about the Bible that we've always wanted to ask. What do people mean when they say it's the Word of God? In what way, exactly? How can an ancient world text be offering supposedly timeless truths? Can we really take what "the Bible says" as authoritative for life today? Isn't it obviously sexist and outdated? Do we have to believe in Adam and Eve, and the world being made in six days? Why did God command genocide in the Old Testament? Are people really going to burn in hell for eternity? Why is there evil and suffering in the world? And, how can we explain the Big Story of the Bible, from cover to cover, in ways that will make sense to people today? Stephen Burnhope suggests there are very good answers to all of these questions and more--once we know how to read the Bible well!

The Book Of The People

The Book Of The People
Author: A.N. Wilson
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-06-21
ISBN 10: 0062433482
ISBN 13: 9780062433480
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Of The People Book Review:

From renowned historian, biographer and novelist, A.N. Wilson, a deep personal, literary, and historical exploration of the Bible. In The Book of the People, A. N. Wilson explores how readers and thinkers have approached the Bible, and how it might be read today. Charting his own relationship with the Bible over a lifetime of writing, Wilson argues that it remains relevant even in a largely secular society, as a philosophical work, a work of literature, and a cultural touchstone that the western world has answered to for nearly two thousand years: Martin Luther King was "reading the Bible" when he started the Civil Rights movement, and when Michelangelo painted the fresco cycles in the Sistine Chapel, he was "reading the Bible." Wilson challenges the way fundamentalists—whether believers or non-believers—have misused the Bible, either by neglecting and failing to recognize its cultural significance, or by using it as a weapon against those with whom they disagree. Erudite, witty and accessible, The Book of the People seeks to reclaim the Good Book as our seminal work of literature, and a book for the imagination.

Revelation

Revelation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 64
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN 10: 0857861018
ISBN 13: 9780857861016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revelation Book Review:

The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

How to Study the Bible

How to Study the Bible
Author: Watchman Nee
Publsiher: Living Stream Ministry
Total Pages: 146
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 073630407X
ISBN 13: 9780736304078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Study the Bible Book Review:

The Bible is the inspired word of God, and every believer should study it in order to know the rich and vast content of God's divine provisions. When God speaks, He does so through His established eord. Therefore, we must study the Bible in a proper way in order to let the word of God dwell richly in our hearts. In order to study the Bible, we first must be proper persons, having passed through the necessary spiritual training under the Lord's leading and guiding. We must also use the right methods. Many good books have been printed on how to study the Bible, but most pay attention only to methods of studying the Bible; They do not pay enough attention to the person who studies the Bible. Even with the right methods, we can receive very little in our study of the Bible if Our person is not proper before the Lord.

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: 265
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780862019747
ISBN 13: 0862019745
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

This volume guides readers in understanding the literary dimensions of the Bible by incorporating techniques for interpreting Scripture, while it also maintains faithfulness to literary genres.

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.