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Overview Helps people read the Bible as a whole; and even when the whole is narrowed to whole books, helps readers to see how each book fits into the grand Story of the Bible.
Publishers Description 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: * 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. 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."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 5.25" Height: 8" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Mar 18, 2002
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310211182 ISBN13 9780310211181 UPC 025986211189
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More About Gordon D. Fee, Douglas Stuart & Douglas K. Stuart
Gordon D. Fee (PhD, University of Southern California) is professor emeritus of New Testament studies at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of numerous works, including New Testament Exegesis, Listening to the Spirit in the Text, and commentaries on Revelation; Philippians; and 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus. He also coauthored How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth.
Reviews - What do customers think about How To Read The Bible Book By Book?
Very good reference book Nov 10, 2006
This book is very useful for the average person wanting to dig a little deeper into the Word!
Why How to Read the Bible Book by Book is a must for students of the Bible Mar 14, 2006
I believe that How to Read the Bible Book by Book is a must read for students of the Bible because it guides you through the Bible in simple and kind manner. It will make you want to read the Bible in a fresh and new way. I have been studying the Bible formally for over forty years now and I beleive that any book that will help enhance ones study of the Bible is a must read. I would highly recommend this book for your reading. Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart have done an excellent job in opening the Bible to the person who needs to know and get a good overview of the Scriptures.
Good Biblical Introduction Mar 4, 2006
Dr. Fee's presentation of the biblical material is clear, concise, and up to date. He takes the fruits of biblical scholarship and makes them available to the average lay reader, while not losing sight of what the original authors of the material intended. A strong point of the book is the fact that it situates each of the biblical books and the material they contain within the historical horizon of Israels encounter with God and the World.
For the careful reader Dr Fee's material will help define the central importance of the issue of the 'mission to the Gentiles'--which first presents itself in Genesis narrative, particularly when God initiates the covenant with Abraham. God's choice of Israel is the beach head from which the salvation of the world is launched. This fulfillment of God's purpose is dramatized by Israel's encounter with the nations about her and her response to that encounter right up to, and including the New Testament and continues to the present.
This is high drama, indeed, and this book helps the average person to see the drama and, better, their place in it.
Thanks for your labors, Dr. Fee. Jan 15, 2006
This book is very helpful for gaining a good sense of the context and flow and themes of each book. It will help the average Christian, like me, interpret individual texts within the larger text of which the individual texts are part. After reading Dr. Fee's (and Stuart's) book, one will more confidently apprehend individual passages without tearing them out of their contexts--as, alas(!), all too frequently happens. Buy this book and its compainion volume, "How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth." The only problem with the two books is the lack of an orthodox position on biblical manhood and womanhood. To clear up that issue, get the book edited by Piper and Grudem, "Biblical Manhood and Womanhood," and get anything by Doug Wilson on men and women and marriage.
"The Best" of the Bible handbooks by at least a lightyear! Dec 4, 2005
When I was a boy there was only one Bible handbook that was considered the best: Halley's Bible Handbook. Well, what that book was to my childhood generation, this book by Stuart and Fee is to this generation. Their scholarship is almost "up to the minute" (revised every few years) and is as solid as can be. Especially helpful is the section on each book of the Bible called: "Keys to Understanding" They point out the 2 or 3 things that the reader needs to have in mind as they read the particular book in the Bible. Amazingly simple and helpful. And their section called "A Walk Through" is like a personal guided tour of each book of the Bible. WOW! It is simply THE BEST of all of the Bible handbooks by at least a lightyear. God bless. Mike