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Bible Jesus Read - Participant's Guide [Paperback]

By Philip Yancey (Author)
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The Old Testament is God's biography, the story of his passionate encounters with people and also a prequel to the story of Jesus. This Zondervan Groupware uses video and group discussion to explore the sometimes shocking and cryptic writings in an effort to know God better.

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Award-winning author Philip Yancey serves as guide and interpretive leader of ten video study sessions. In a series of in-depth interviews and explanations he covers five crucial segments of the Old Testament: 1. Job: Seeing in the Dark 2. Deuteronomy: A Taste of Bittersweet 3. Psalms: Spirituality in Every Key 4. Ecclesiastes: The End of Wisdom 5. The Prophets: God Talks Back Philip approaches each of these major segments from a different point of view--from the paradoxes of Ecclesiastes to the poetry of the Psalms--and adds additional interpretive material extending the reach of his best-selling book. He teams again with the Emmy Award-winning production team responsible for video production of the "What's So Amazing About Grace?" Zondervan Groupware. Many Christians tend to ignore the Old Testament or dismiss it as impenetrable and obscure. Philip Yancey's combination of scholarship and insight brings new light to old material and stimulates new discussion, thought, and further study.

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Studio: Zondervan
Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.18" Width: 5.92" Height: 0.41"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 24, 2002
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
Edition  Student/Stdy Gde  
ISBN  0310241855  
ISBN13  9780310241850  
UPC  025986241858  

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Philip Yancey

Philip Yancey serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today magazine. He has written thirteen Gold Medallion Award-winning books and won two ECPA Book of the Year awards for What's So Amazing About Grace? and The Jesus I Never Knew. Four of his books have sold over one million copies. Yancey lives with his wife in Colorado. Website:

Philip Yancey currently resides in the state of Colorado. Philip Yancey was born in 1949.

Philip Yancey has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Beliefnet Guides
  2. Groupware Small Group Edition
  3. Resources for Reconciliation
  4. Zondervangroupware Small Group Edition
  5. Zondervangroupware(tm) Small Group Edition Zondervangroupwar

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Asks Really Hard Questions About God  Mar 17, 2007
This guy is pretty amazing. He asks really tough questions of God. He doesn't approach God from an "evangelical, everything is wonderful in Jesus" approach. Instead it's "Life is hard and it has no good answers sometimes". These are the questions I would ask if I were honest enough with myself and God

He then comes up with some pretty incredible insights. His approach seems to be that our doubts and problems are not too big for God. It's just that God's ways are not our ways a lot of times.

One side note is that he tends to offend so called "religious" people. The only way to God is through Christ period. This is at the core of what he talks about. This book does not talk about good people going to heaven. It talks about people who have given their lives to Christ going to heaven. These can be two very different things and that can bug people at times
The Book I Read About the Bible Jesus Read  Dec 10, 2006
An excellent writer, Yancey puts together a challenging, informative look at the Old Testament. The book covers Job, Psalms, Deuteronomy, Ecclesiastes and the Prophets. Like Yancey's other books, this one delves into the intellectual struggles that Christians have with God and His word, the Bible. It is obvious that the author has spent incredible time and thought into these "problems" facing Christians and even the credibility of Christianity. And though these struggles are namely intellectual, rarely do they exclude the emotions as the Old Testament reveals. Job, like us, didn't understand why he was suffering. He didn't understand why bad things happen to good people and vice versa. Certainly a loving, caring God wouldn't allow his children to go through such trials and hardships. Yancey doesn't offer any hard and fast answers, but does a great job of showing how these struggles are common to even Old Testament heroes, and in the end we need to rest in God's goodness. God allowed the hardship in Job's life to prove his faith; essentially God was showing Job off.

In the other chapters of the book, Yancey discusses similar issues to those faced in the book of Job. The last chapter recaps the book and offers a philosophical answer to all the "why" questions that crop up in our faith as Christians, the answer lies in the redeemer of the world, who hasn't yet redeemed this earth completely yet. Our final answer to life should be the cry of Job, who like us, didn't have a lot of answers to the tough questions. This was his cry, "I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the end he will stand on this earth."

Yancey is a great author in many ways, but I especially appreciate his humility and realness in his writing. He doesn't ever settle for clichés which regularly pepper Christian writing. He isn't out to make himself the hero of every example and story, and often he does the opposite, he makes himself the goat of his stories. Also characteristic of Yancey's writing is strict adherence to the Scriptures. This book especially shows the value the author puts on the authority of God's Word and the importance of using the Bible in life.
O.T. Excerpts &Studies  Jul 2, 2006
I found this book; "The Bible Jesus Read" by Philip Yancey to be an enlightening & insightful interpretative study of the books of Job, Deuteronomy, Prophets, Ecclesiastes & Psalms. Yancy gives history & meaning to make these O.T.favorites relevant and deeply profound. I found it gave me a renewed interest in the O.T. and an instantaneous connection; meaningful for anyone desiring to enrich their New & O. T. studies. It is abundant in the many messages that we yearn for. I'm so glad one of our participants suggested this book.
How Do You Tell A False Teacher?  May 26, 2006
A true Christian teacher teaches the principles of the Holy Bible -- both the good and the bad. False teachers teach only what people want to hear. Yancey is like a false teacher. He doesn't want to teach anything that makes people uncomfortable -- such as the Holy God of the Bible ordered King Saul to annihilate all the Amalekits -- women, children, disabled included! This is our God! The God of the Bible we worship. If anyone has problem with the genocidal God of the Bible whom we worship as our God, then he can go to Hell. He will go to Hell because he doesn't believe in the God of the Bible who ordered King Saul to kill women, children, and the disabled.
Inaccurate  May 23, 2006
Yancey's problem is that he follows fads. It's like in the movie, Good Will Hunting. Most of the people studying an issue will follow the latest fad. That's what Yancey does. The title, "The Bible That Jesus Read", insults Jesus Christ, who is God -- the Second Person in the Holy Trinity. The Old Testament and the New Testament clearly teach the Holy Trinity. Gospel of John chpater 1 shows all Three Persons of the Holy Triity operating. It is because people like Yancey has taken the helm of Christianity -- he is the editor of Christianity Today -- that America's Christianity is in grave trouble. Ordaining homosexuals? What do you think about that Yancey? Is that a part of the "Bible that Jesus Read"? Ridiculous!!

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