Item description for Adventuring Through the Bible: A Comprehensive Guide to the Entire Bible by Ray C. Stedman...
Overview Guiding readers into a richer understanding of the wrath of God, and how grace cannot be taken for granted, Stedman looks at the nature of God, the consequences of the Fall, the fullness of creation, man's freedom to choose, God's provision for sin, and the ultimate end of those who defy God and destroy His creation. Stedman challenges Christians to examine their own lives in the light of God's everlasting justice.
In his adventure through the Bible, Ray Stedman brings the Old and New Testaments together in a unique and captivating way to help you understand how all parts of God's Word fit together.
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Studio: Discovery House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.82" Width: 6.8" Height: 1.73" Weight: 2.74 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1997
Publisher Discovery House Publishers
ISBN 0929239989 ISBN13 9780929239989
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More About Ray C. Stedman
Ray C. Stedman(1917 1992) was one of the great pastors, expositors, and spiritual leaders of the twentieth century. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, he was pastor of the Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto, California, for 40 years. With over 20 books to his credit, fromthe empowering Spiritual Warfareto his insightful commentaryAdventuring through the Bible, Stedman spanned the experiences of the Christian life with his writing. His bookBody Lifehad a tremendous impact on the church in the twentieth century."
Ray C. Stedman lived in the state of California. Ray C. Stedman was born in 1917 and died in 1992.
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Study Guide for the Bible Jan 4, 2007
This book is a valuable study guide to use beside your Bible. It has helped clarify many passages. Also, it follows scripture giving you a better understanding overall. I bought two of these, one for me and one for my daughter. She has already read 4 chapters since Christmas. A very informative and helpful book for the every day person.
This book truely helps you in understanding the bible! Dec 15, 2006
I bought this book really not know if it would help and I can't put it down!! I have been trying to read the bible and always get confused and end up not reading. But with this book it puts everything in a whole new light. It is very easy to understand and read. I definately suggest this book to anyone looking to study the bible!!
Indispensible aid to Bible study Nov 30, 2006
This book is to the Bible as the picture on the front of the box the 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle came in...you could put the puzzle together without ever having the benefit of seeing what the final image should look like, but it would be a long, hard, often frustrating task. That is the way I would describe trying to understand all of the Bible having now had the benefit of using this book for our current Sunday School study, and I have been a Christian since childhood.
Stedman is just a wonderful scholar and Bible teacher. This book, with the aid of Denney, starts with an overview of how the Old and New Testaments compliment each other. He then moves on to grouping the books that have generally common themes. Finally he goes into each book with a nice overview of key points and stories. By the time you get down to the individual book level, you can't wait to go back to the Bible and read that book/chapter again, but this time, knowing what to look for, and seeing it much more clearly and cohesively than you ever have before.
Many people have successfully read through the Bible though about the time you get into Leviticus it is a major struggle...and some even stop right there. But Stedman tells you what the theme of that book is and what to look for, and, sure enough, now it is a lot easier to get through all the genealogy and dimensions and understand that this book is about explaining God's way to Wholeness.
Every person will find a part of their daily struggle in the way Stedman portrays the history of Old Testament Israel. We are obedient to God for a while, then we go into a decline which frequently requires some discipline in order to show us our folly, and then God delivers us back to the path. And all the while, we are looking forward to something that we have not yet found. That is the story of the Old Testament. It is an unfinished journal of looking forward to Something.
Then along comes the New Testament that shows us exactly what the Old Testament was seeking - Jesus as portrayed in the Gospels. The Epistles show us the application God's plan for salvation. And finally the approaching crisis becomes clear in Revelation.
As Stedman himself says, "Do not think this book replaces the Bible. If you think that, throw THIS book in the trash right now." In my view, this is the roadmap TO the Bible. I would highly recommend this book to New Believers and long-time believers alike. The New Believer will find the broad outlines very helpful in getting comfortable with the Bible, which admittedly can be challenging in some places, while the long-timer will use this to drill down to compare points of doctrine and experiences. There is something in here for everyone.
Great help to understanding the Bible as a whole. May 18, 2006
I am also astounded by the "1" rating. Just going through the first couple of chapters puts the books of Moses in a whole new light. Stedman managed to get me enthusiastic about reading through the book of Numbers.
I especially appreciate how he ties together the Old and New testament books in an easy to understand fashion. While this book will not take the place of a commentary, it really helps to put the whole Bible in perspective and relate everything.
Mark Jan 30, 2006
It gave more details than you expected, provided the great cross-references and commentaries. True, With Stedman's guidance, it is amazingly helpful book for me. Addition, Ray Stedman is a brilliant author.