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John MacArthur shares what he has learned about the Bible, how to study it, and how to discern its meaning.
One of America's most respected Bible teachers explains:
How the Bible is organized
Why we can trust the Bible
What the Bible means by what it says
How the Bible can reveal God's will
How to grow spiritually through Bible study
How the Bible prepares you for spiritual battle
How God's Word can set us free
The more readers experience the message and meaning of God's Word, the more they will hunger for it. As Dr. MacArthur says in his Foreword, "God's Word is not only the thing that satisfies my appetite, but it also arouses an even deeper hunger for more."
Here's a companion for anyone's Bible study that is solid, meaningful, and practical.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Jul 31, 2003
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0785250336 ISBN13 9780785250333 UPC 020049050330
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More About John MacArthur
John MacArthur is pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as author, conference speaker, president of The Master's College and featured teacher with Grace to You, an international radio broadcast. His more than six dozen books have sold millions of copies worldwide and include more than two dozen volumes of The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series.
The son of Jack MacArthur and fifth cousin of U.S. General Douglas MacArthur, John MacArthur attended Bob Jones University before transferring to Los Angeles Pacific College (now Azusa Pacific University). He later obtained his Masters of Divinity from Biola University's Talbot Theological Seminary, in La Mirada, California. He graduated with honors. From 1964 to 1966, he served as an associate pastor at Calvary Bible Church, in Burbank, California and, from 1966 to 1969, as a faculty representative for Talbot Theological Seminary. Then, in 1969, he became the third pastor in the then-short history of the nondenominational Grace Community Church of Sun Valley, California.
His daily radio program, Grace to You, which is now broadcast throughout much of the world, began as an audio recording ministry to provide cassettes of his sermons to listeners. They were first broadcast in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1977.
In 1985, MacArthur became the president of The Master's College (formerly Los Angeles Baptist College), an accredited, four-year, liberal arts Christian college; and, in 1986, he founded The Master's Seminary. MacArthur also received an honorary doctorate from Talbot Theological Seminary[ and an honorary doctorate from Grace Graduate School.
Nearly 43 years after beginning in the pulpit of Grace Community, MacArthur completed one his own life goals of preaching through the entire New Testament on June 5, 2011, at the end of his projected target window, stated the previous January, to finish "some time in the summer." During the same interview, MacArthur projected he would complete his commentary series within another five years, some 35 years after beginning.
MacArthur is married to Patricia and they have four children and fifteen grandchildren.
John MacArthur, es el pastor-maestro de la Grace Community Church en Sun Valley, California. Ademas, es presidente de The Master's College and Seminary. Es un prolifico autor con muchos exitos de ventas. Su estilo popular de exposicion y ensenanza de la Biblia puede escucharse a diario en su programa radial de difusion internacional "Gracia a vosotros."
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Reviews - What do customers think about Unleashing God's Word in Your Life?
Not bad, but not quite. Apr 25, 2008
Johnny Mac is awesome. That needs to be stated up front. The title is a little misleading. The book tends to focus more on the Bible's authority and actually counter attacks many common statements made against the Bible's authority. It is a good read and worth the time. It however devotes a total of one chapter to actually showing how to practically dig into the Bible. It does not cover literary styles nor does it discuss any theory. It is practical in content and like I said before, worth reading.
the only book i never finished Nov 18, 2005
I was honestly was completely able to get past the continuous times that MacArthur plugs his own Bible in this book. The first time it annoyed me, and I thought I could make it through after three or four, but after awhile I just couldn't do it anymore. Shameless self-publicity for me ruined a decent book otherwise.
The title is also very misleading, since the book deals little with the effects of Biblical study or methods of study. Instead, expect more of a textbook writing style with information on what the Bible is and different views of its prominence and readings.
A solid rationale in defense of the Bible Oct 13, 2004
John MacArthur is the gold standard for Biblical exposition in the 21st century church. But this book is one of the weakest of his I've read. Two problems: it doesn't do much to live up to its subtitle - How to Understand, Study and Apply God's Word. There's very little of that here, just one chapter on study methods and none on application. Second, it may just seem like he plugs his study bible in every chapter. But he doesn't miss many. It's jarring to see someone you respect so much as a teacher selling another book in one of his books.
What is here is a solid and profound defense of the Bible as the Word of God. It would have been worth five stars if it had been titled properly and not fashioned into a sales tool for his study Bible.
Great book that confirms and verifies Biblical authority Aug 2, 2003
This book is very good for Christians to help point out the key Bible verses that confirm Biblical authority in the Christian's life. John MacArthur is very good at showing the scripture locations and combining them into a book format, useful to assist any believer in their own Bible studying.
One interesting point that MacArthur writes is that, "One way to tell a saved person from an unsaved one is that one listens to the Word of God and the other doesn't," from Chapter 2 of "Unleashing God's Word in Your Life." MacArthur quotes John 8:47 to back that up.
MacArthur backs up similar statements with scripture throughout this book. In Chapter 4 MacArthur writes, "The Scriptures are the Word of God, not someone's opinions, ideas, or philosophy." He also writes, " If you believe there are errors in the Word of God, then you become confused and don't know what to believe."
"Unleashing God's Word..." won't win any new converts to Christianity, though. MacArthur points out many Scripture verses that tell us that only a true Christian can understand and accept the Word of God, because the Holy Spirit gives the true believer understanding of the Bible, while unsaved, non-believers CANNOT understand the Bible because they do NOT have the Holy Spirit working in their lives. MacArthur points to 1 Corinthians 2:14 among many other references from the Holy Bible.
MacArthur's book also shows us what the Bible says about itself and what Jesus said about Scripture.
I have been an avid Bible student for years, but I found it very interesting to read MacArthur's tips about how to study the Bible for yourself. I have implemented his recommendations and techniques, and I am already reaping better retention and comprehension of the Bible because of John MacArthur's tips.
MacArthur also shows how the Word of God changes your life, and how that brings you better understanding of God's will and purpose in your life, via Scripture.
I recommend this book for believers and anyone who is already aquainted with John MacArthur's Bible teachings in print and on his nationally broadcast radio programs.