How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour

by Gordon D. Fee

Paperback, 2014



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Zondervan (2014), 448 pages


Reading the Bible need not be a haphazard journey through strange and bewildering territory. Like an experienced tour guide, How to Read the Bible Book by Book takes you by the hand and walks you through the Scriptures. For each book of the Bible, the authors start with a quick snapshot, then expand the view to help you better understand its message and how it fits into the grand narrative of the Bible. Written by two top evangelical scholars, this survey is designed to get you actually reading the Bible knowledgeably and understanding it accurately. In an engaging, conversational style, Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart take you through every book of the Bible using their unique, progressive approach: Orienting Data--Concise info bytes that form a thumbnail of the book Overview--A brief panorama that introduces key concepts and themes and important landmarks in the book Specific Advice for Reading--Pointers for accurately understanding the details and message of the book in context with the circumstances surrounding its writing A Walk Through--The actual section-by-section tour that helps you see both the larger landscape of the book and how its various parts work together to form the whole. Here you are taken by the hand and told, "Look at this!" How to Read the Bible Book by Book can be used as a companion to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. It also stands on its own as a reliable guide to reading and understanding the Bible for yourself.… (more)

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LibraryThing member walterhistory
The authors did a reasonable job in attempting a monumental general overview of the Bible. It is, of course, must remain a paraphrased retelling of each Biblical book. The difficulty lies in attempting to reduce to one or more brief pages for the general reader. Considering the enormous range of
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subjects Biblical books cover, it is better to read the Bible itself to get the full range. Still, the authors needed to do 2 things. One: the general reader needs to know 'how to read the Bible' which the authors fall short on in spite of their intent. Two: the Revelation section needs to be redone as the authors apparently got bored & inserted their 'doctrinal' views contradicting what is actually in Revelation. I would NOT recommend this book as the book falls far short of its intent.
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448 p.; 5.24 inches


0310518083 / 9780310518082


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