Item description for A Hop, Skip, and a Jump Through the Bible by J. Ellsworth Kalas...
Overview In this book, popular author J. Ellsworth Kalas presents the grand story of the Bible in thirteen brief chapters. Writing in his engaging, narrative style, Kalas takes readers through the different books of the Bible, providing descriptions, reflection, and context, showing how there is an overarching plot that binds all of the varied writings of the Bible together.
Kalas highlights the wonders of the Bible for readers both familiar and unfamiliar with them, and shows how the Bible isn?t just a collection of stories of the past, but rather it is our own continuing story of God and God?s relationship with the human race.
This book includes a study guide.
Publishers Description In this book, popular author J. Ellsworth Kalas presents the grand story of the Bible in thirteen brief chapters. Writing in his engaging, narrative style, Kalas takes readers through the different books of the Bible, providing descriptions, reflection, and context, showing how there is an overarching plot that binds all of the varied writings of the Bible together. Kalas highlights the wonders of the Bible for readers both familiar and unfamiliar with them, and shows how the Bible isn t just a collection of stories of the past, but rather it is our own continuing story of God and God s relationship with the human race. This book includes a study guide."
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.44" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2007
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
ISBN 0687644461 ISBN13 9780687644469
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More About J. Ellsworth Kalas
Dr. J. Ellsworth Kalas is a former president of Asbury Theological Seminary.
After 38 years as a pastor in four churches in Wisconsin and Ohio, and five years as an associate in evangelism with the World Methodist Council, Dr. Kalas came to Asbury in 1993 with the opening of the Beeson Preaching and Leadership program. He served as mentor to the Beeson pastors and as their preaching professor until joining the Seminary preaching faculty in 2000.
Dr. Kalas has received honorary doctorates from four colleges and universities. More than 35 of his books have been published, as well as 13 adult study quarterlies for the United Methodist Publishing House. He has recorded the entire Bible on audiotape, along with his Grand Sweep devotionals; these materials are now available on The Grand Sweep for iPhone. He is also the author of Christian Believer, an intensive study of Christian doctrine produced for interdenominational use. A video component, “Behind the Pages” has recently been added to his books, Parables from the Back Side and Old Testament Stories from the Back Side.
He and his wife, Janet, who is very much a part of his ministry, have four children and nine grandchildren.
J. Ellsworth Kalas currently resides in the state of Kentucky. J. Ellsworth Kalas was born in 1923.
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Reviews - What do customers think about A Hop, Skip, and a Jump Through the Bible?
Great if used for the right audience Oct 12, 2008
I really recommend that you know what you want before you purchase this book. If you would like a very basic overview of the scriptures that tell the overall story of the Bible with almost no detail, this book is right for you. If you are looking for something more substantial, this is not the right book.
We used this book for an adult Sunday school class and it quite simply was a flop. It was a bad fit for our class because it just seemed too broad and didn't have any real meat to it. However, our church is now using it as part of what we call Bible Study Boot Camp which is a six week course for those who have felt they wanted a very basic overview because they felt intimidated in traditional Bible study classes due to their limited knowledge of the scriptures. In other words, we are now using this to run a mini Bible Study 101 Class and it is absolutely perfect in this application. Guess we had to relearn the old lesson of selecting the right tool for the job.
Great Sunday School Lesson!! Jul 17, 2008
As a teacher of an adult Sunday School class with members in the 40-60 age bracket, I'm always looking for interesting and easy to follow lessons that can be covered in about 45 minutes. Having heard Dr. Kalas give this very presentation in one day, I knew this was the perfect book. Dr. Kalas has a unique way of bringing everything to life while giving new perspectives on biblical stories you thought you knew. We advertised this new lesson in our church bulletin, and had several people from other classes join us just for this book. While that probably upset some of the other teachers, it sure added to the discussion within our class. I highly recommend this book to all individuals and classes.