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How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour Paperback – March 18, 2002
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From the Back Cover
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:
â¢ Orienting Data--Concise info bytes that form a thumbnail of the book
â¢ Overview--A brief panorama that introduces key concepts and themes and important landmarks in the book
â¢ Specific Advice for Reading--Pointers for accurately understanding the details and message of the book in context with the circumstances surrounding its writing
â¢ 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.
About the Author
Gordon D. Fee (PhD, University of Southern California) is Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Mr. Fee does a great job, as with all of his writings, in condensing and simplifying scripture so as to make it digestible for those of us lay folk.
I appreciate his How to Read the Bible series as it has helped me think a little deeper about scripture at large.
Author: Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart
The authors did preface that they had written a previous book called How to Read The Bible for All Its Worth. They referenced that book though out this book. I felt I was at a disadvantage not having the previous book. They stated that it wasn’t dependent but as the reader, I felt that this statement wasn’t totally accurate.
The structure is well organized. The below structure was given for each book:
• Orienting Data (Content(overall information included), Historical Coverage(time), Emphasis(theme))
• Advice for Reading
• Walk Through
I like the emphasis that the Bible is more a story about God than man. Man is of course a central player but God is telling the story. The story of His nature and etc. It presents each book of the bible as a segment of God’s story. They do a good job tying the books together as well.
The book is a little dry though. I might have felt that way because I was reading it straight through but I have read more interesting commentaries.
If I recommended this book, I would have to recommend another supplement with it. It doesn’t seem to stand alone like I expected it to do.