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Read the Bible for Life: Your Guide to Understanding and Living God's Word Paperback – January 1, 2011
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The result is an easy-to-read yet in-depth approach . . . that focuses on connecting the dots of the big storyline of the Bible. --Trevin Wax, Christianity Today Magazine, March 2011
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If you're interested in learning more about God's word, how to understand it better and how to get the most out of your Bible reading, this is an excellent resource for you.
Guthrie's conversation partners include David Dockery, Andreas Koestenberger, Clint Arnold/Mark Strauss, Bruce Waltke, J. Daniel Hays, David Howard, Gary Smith, Darrell Bock, Craig Blomberg, Douglas Moo, and J. Scott Duvall. Different conversations deal with a variety of subjects. From how to read the Bible spiritually, why we read the Bible, and much of it deals with reading different genres of Scripture uniquely.
The book as a whole is ideal for senior high and college students who need skills in reading the Bible. Particularly helpful are the various reading plans outlined in the back of the book.
But there are some glaring omissions.
First, the book deserves a "theology of Scripture" chapter at the front, in order to tackle complicated questions I've often encountered from college students.
And Guthrie needs more attention to what "inspiration" means.
I think this is a good book for tackling biblical illiteracy, but it's a little too simple for use in my college classes.
I was provided a free copy of the book by B&H Publishing in exchange for my honest review here.
Read the Bible for Life: Your Guide to Understanding and Living God's WordBut, this book does more than just address the problem of 'lazy' reading practices. This book engages the reader in conversation. At least, it allows you to sit at the table and read in onto conversations taking place between the author George H. Guthrie and those he has selected to comment on various topics regarding Bible reading. Essentially, the author has created what is deemed 'Your Guide to Understanding & Living God's Word.'
Read the Bible for Life: Your Guide to Understanding and Living God's WordHonestly, I found this book helpful. It was not only resourceful and informative, it provided practical insight from many respected men and women. Actually, it was only one woman, Mr. Guthrie's wife sits down for a dialog about reading the Bible with the family. While touching on virtually every facet of reading and understanding the Bible topics related to foundational hermeneutics, ie., context, translation, application, the author also takes us on a journey through discussions concerning the Old Testament, New Testament, and crossing the culture bridge and reading it for our modern context.
Some of those conversed with include David S. Dockery, Andreas Kostenberger, George Guthrie (yes, he speaks with himself), Bruce Waltke, David Platt, Douglas Moo, and Michael Card.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book serves as a great reminder to engage God's Word with excitement and enthusiasm! Read more
I clicked on the wrong item and got this book. I thought it was a chronological bible but it is merely a lot of talk about reading the bible.Published 4 months ago by Anne
Makes reading the Bible easier, understanding and linking old testament to New testament and how to make events clear.Published 10 months ago by Diana Brewer
Well-written and easy to understand, this book is a guide to reading and studying God's Word in a variety of ways and settings, from personal and family devotions to small groups... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Thomas from NC