Understanding the Bible isn't for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. The Bible is accessible. It's meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. A few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of Scripture and its application to your 21st-century life.
More than half a million people have turned to How to Read the Bible for All It's Worth to inform their reading of the Bible. This third edition features substantial revisions that keep pace with current scholarship, resources, and culture. Changes include:
A new authors' preface
Several chapters rewritten for better comprehension
An updated list of recommended commentaries and resources
Covering everything from translational concerns to different genres of biblical writing, How to Read the Bible for All It's Worth is used all around the world. In clear, simple language, it will help you to accurately understand the different parts of the Bible - their meaning for ancient audiences and their implications for you today - so you can uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God's Word.
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You get out what you put in
Yes, this is a useful guide for getting to grips with the Bible. Cuts through the mystery of textual criticism.
Not a work of fiction
Clear and easy to listen to
No, in fact I kept skipping back. I have a paper copy also, which is perhaps better for this kind of book, i.e. one that needs a lot of application.
Good to listen to but I'd recommend getting a hard copy also. You need to put in a fair bit of work to get the best out of this book.
You need to want to know
I wouldn't recommend this book, as it's quite dreary. Don't misunderstand me, I don't expect gripping action from it, just a bit more life.
Get all of it right. He stops, trips on his words, and coughs at one point.
Not really. I think I'm becoming depressed.