Two Bible Reading Resources

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Below are 2 books which might help you in your journey of Bible reading and Bible study.

 

How To Read The Bible For All Its Worth

It has been quite a number of years since I have read this book, in fact it was probably 20 years ago when I was at Bible College that I engaged with an earlier version. I remember that it was a very useful book in helping me to gain a greater understanding of what I was reading in the Bible.

Blurb from Amazon

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. 

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The Untold Story of the New Testament Church

I have to be honest that I have not read much of this book, largely due to busy-ness, but it comes highly recommended by someone I trust. Have a read and let me know what you think.

Blurb from Amazon

The New Testament is often hard to understand. A major reason is because it is not arranged in chronological order. Paul’s letters, for example, are arranged by size rather than chronologically. This makes the New Testament a bit like a Chinese puzzle. For this reason, one famous Bible scholar said that reading the New Testament letters is like hearing one end of a phone conversation. The book you hold in your hands reconstructs the other end so that you can understand virtually every word.
The Untold Story of the New Testament Church is a unique Bible handbook that weaves Acts and the Epistles together chronologically... creating one fluid story. This epic volume gives readers a first-hand account of the New Testament drama that is riveting and enlightening. It includes dates, maps and background information about the people, the cities and the events of the first-century Church using a “you-are-there” approach.
Get up-close and personal with apostles Paul, Peter, James and John and learn of their personal struggles. Understand the circumstances behind each inspired letter they penned. Watch the chaotic swirl of first-century people and events fall into place before your very eyes. Discover what Paul’s “thorn in the flesh” really was. Learn what happened to all the apostles after the book of Acts was finished. Be ushered into the living, breathing atmosphere of the first century and uncover the hidden riches found in God’s Word.

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We hope these resources help you on your journey to engage and understand God's word in 2020.

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