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One of the most renowned theologians of our time tells the story of the Bible in a way that everyone can understand. Shortly before he died in 1998, Lesslie Newbigin recorded a series of eight radio addresses on basic themes and central figures in the Bible. These addresses, which form the basis of this book, affirm the Bible as the story of the history of humankind. Newbigin invites readers to join him on a journey from Genesis through Revelation, introducing the great biblical figures along the way - Abraham, Moses, Noah, the prophets, Paul, and of course, Jesus. His characteristically lucid prose, reflecting a lifetime of faithful teaching and preaching, both challenges and inspires the reader to a deeper level of Christian discipleship. This authoritative, powerful summary of the Bible story is indispensable reading for individuals, teachers, clergy, and adult study groups. Lesslie Newbigin was a founding bishop of the Church of South India and associate general secretary of the World Council of Churches. He authored numerous books, including Proper Confidence: Faith, Doubt, and Certainty in Christian Discipleship; The Gospel in a Pluralist Society; and Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and Western Culture.
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Studio: Regent College Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.04" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.28" Weight: 0.26 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2005
Publisher Regent College Publishing
ISBN 1573833576 ISBN13 9781573833578
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More About Lesslie Newbigin
(1909-1998) Lesslie Newbigin was born in Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K., in 1909. He completed his undergraduate studies in Cambridge and then served as Staff Secretary of the Student Christian Movement in Glasgow, Scotland. He studied theology at Westminster College at Cambridge and was ordained by the Presbytery of Edinburgh, Church of Scotland in 1936. That same year Newbigin married Helen Henderson and the two of them left for India where he was to be missionary of the Church of Scotland In 1947 Reverend Newbigin was consecrated Bishop in the Church of South India, formed by the union of Anglican, Methodist, and Reformed churches. He also served on the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches and as Chairman of the Advisory Committee on the main theme of the Second Assembly. Other members of the committee included famous theologians such as Barth, Brunner, and Niebuhr In 1959 Newbigin was called to be General Secretary of the International Missionary Council with offices in London and New York. He was responsible for carrying through final negotiations for the merger with the World Council of Churches. In 1962 he became the first director of the Division of World Mission and Evangelism, and Associate General Secretary of the World Council of Churches with headquarters in Geneva.
Lesslie Newbigin was born in 1909 and died in 1998.
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Take "A Walk" and Walk with Others! Nov 14, 2002
This is the kind of helpful summary that I have long been searching for and look forward to sharing with others, especially ones who are new to faith. Newbigin does a masterful job of demonstrating how the Bible is THE story of the history of humankind. As he learned during his many years in India, the Bible is not a book of religion but rather it is "a unique interpretation of universal history, the history of the whole creation and the history of the human race." Such a perspective demands that we not turn away from the business of ordinary life or from "our responsibilities as actors in history."
In relation to God's choice of a particular people, Newbigin notes, "God makes himself know to us in the context of our shared life as human beings because that is what our human life is. We therefore come to know God through one another - and specifically through the people whom he chose to be the bearers of his purpose." (6) Anyone looking for the means to "get a handle on the Bible" will be disappointed in this book because Newbigin helps us to see the many ways that the Bible gets a hold of us. This readable volume is a wonderful companion for all who seek to understand what the Bible is all about. If this book sells even half as well as the Left Behind series then, perhaps, the church just might get back to the business of living, telling, and sharing the good news in the world around us. "A Walk Through the Bible" is helpful to that end!
The Book that makes the profound truth easy Jan 30, 2001
Unlike his other previous books such as ¡°Gospel in a Pluralist Society¡± and ¡°Foolishness to the Greeks,¡± this volume is written in simpler English for wider circles of the audience who want to know about the Bible. Lesslie Newbigin, one of the most influential Christian thinkers and writers in the twentieth century, knows what he wants to write and makes Christian doctrines easy in this book. The eight shorts chapters carry all the essence of the Biblical truths.
The unique quality of this book is that it makes the Bible accessible to anyone who wants to take the journey into the biblical world and to the knowledge of the Truth. Reading this book, one will find that the Bible is not just an account of a remote world, but a story of God¡¯s love for oneself. In addition, there is a high academic value, too. If any reader finds Newbigin¡¯s other books are so profound that it takes time to read, this small book. "A Walk through the Bible" is a good place to begin. Indeed, this book is a useful Bible study guide as well as a wonderful summary of Christian theology.