"Serving as an expert tour guide, Jerry Sumney provides informed, understandable, and interesting descriptions of the biblical terrain from Genesis to Revelation, calling attention both to prominent features and important particulars. 'Tourists' who have been this way before as well as those who have not will profit from the knowledge that Sumney shares on this enlightening journey through the Bible." --Victor Paul Furnish, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus Southern Methodist University, Dallas
"This comprehensive guide to the Bible, full of helpful charts and illustrations, will prove a valuable resource both in the classroom and for personal study. Sumney keeps an excellent balance between the big picture - for those beginning to explore the Bible - and the more sophisticated details that will assist those who seek to expand their biblical knowledge." --Leticia Guardiola-Saenz, Assistant Professor of Christian Scriptures, Seattle University
"Jerry Sumney's The Bible: An Introduction provides a clear, concise, and engaging invitation to the study of the most influential book on the history of western civilization, without sacrificing either the complexities of academic approaches to biblical studies or the nuances of people's relationships with biblical texts within all kinds of communities of commitment. This book embodies such a delicate balance, struck so appropriately, and should not be overlooked!" --Davina C. Lopez, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Eckerd College, Saint Petersburg
Jerry L. Sumney is Professor of Biblical Studies at Lexington Theological Seminary and the author of a number of books, including Colossians: A Commentary (2008) and Identifying Paul's Opponents: The Question of Method in 2 Corinthians (1990). He is also the co-editor of Theology and Ethics in Paul and His Interpreters (1996) and of Paul and Pathos (2006).
Easy to read. Critical, in depth and though provoking. Great resource.Published 9 months ago by E. M. Dolive
I'm glad I made this purchase its exactly what I expected and what was described, again I'm happy with my purchase.Published on April 30, 2013 by Rhonnel Mackey
This book came to me prior to my needing it for class and for a used book is in very good shape.Published on January 22, 2013 by Joseph Culley