A Guide to Reading and Enjoying Scripture
Author: Robert Plummer
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Understanding the Bible will help anyone learn how to interpret the Bible for themselves. Plummer walks the reader through improving interpretation skills, using books and tools for interpretation, and determining the meaning of a biblical text.
Meeting God in the Book You Love but Never Fully Understood
Author: Larry Richards
Have you ever felt intimidated by the Bible? Would you like to get to know it better, but worry you might find it difficult or daunting? How to Read (and Understand) the Bible is the book you need. It’s a fascinating, accessible approach to Scripture that will help you go deeper into the heart of what it’s all about: the timeless true story of God’s love for you. Join scholar and theologian Larry Richards on a journey through the Old and New Testaments as he explores 21 key stories and themes in Scripture and shows what they reveal to us about God. Whether you are new to reading the Bible or were brought up on its stories, you’ll come to understand it more deeply than ever before—and connect in a whole new way to the God who wrote it for you.
Author: Peter J. Gentry
Publisher: Crossway Books
Some people approach the book of Isaiah in the same way they approach Paul's letter to the Romans. But the principles for reading Prophetic Books of the Bible are different than the ones for other biblical genres. In this accessible introduction, leading Old Testament scholar Peter Gentry helps readers understand how to read the Prophetic Books as they were intended to be read--according to the patterns in Hebrew literature. Using illustrations and clear examples, Gentry explains the strategies and patterns the prophets employed to communicate God's message to their readers, highlighting seven key features of all prophetic literature, including repetition, the announcement of future events, references to the covenant, and the use of metaphors and symbols. This book will help all believers grasp the historical context and important message of the Bible's prophetic literature.
A Simple Guide to Help You Understand God's Word Better
Author: Daniel Hernandez
This book is designed to be a guide that encourages you to read your Bible regularly with excitement and expectations because now you have the basic tools to truly understand what you are reading. You will learn guidelines set forth to help you properly understand and interpret the Bible. The Holy Spirit is our ultimate guide in reading and understanding the Bible. This book is not and cannot replace what the Holy Spirit does. This is a practical guide to use when reading your Bible. I will focus on five central features of understanding the Bible – What the Bible is all about (overview), observing the text (observations), the context (literary, historical, cultural and social), how to interpret the Bible (interpretation), and how to apply it to your life (application). By the end of this 17-day journey, you will be better equipped to read and understand God's Word.
Author: Ben Witherington III
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This comprehensive introduction guides students through how to read and understand the Bible in the context of the ancient world that produced it. The text explains how ancient societies worked, how documents were created, who preserved them and why, the patriarchal nature of all ancient cultures, and, most importantly, how these cultural characteristics ought to affect our reading of the Bible.
Author: Jeffrey Geoghegan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Die Bibel verstehen, von Alpha bis Omega Worum geht es in der Bibel? Wer hat das Buch der Bücher geschrieben? Und stimmt das, was darin steht? Warum ist das Alte Testament so schwer verständlich? Wie unterscheiden sich die jüdische und die christliche Bibel? Wie sehen andere Religionen die Heilige Schrift der Christen? Antworten auf all diese und viele andere Fragen finden Sie in diesem leicht verständlichen Buch. Jeffrey Geoghegan und Michael Homan nehmen Sie mit auf die spannende Reise in das Alte und Neue Testament, ergründen deren Einfluss auf Kunst und Kultur und lassen so die Heilige Schrift lebendig werden.
Wozu um alles in der Welt lebe ich?
Author: Rick Warren
Publisher: Gerth Medien
Dieses biblisch fundierte Buch wird Ihnen helfen, Gottes besondere Pläne für Ihr Leben zu entdecken. Rick Warren begleitet Sie durch eine 42-tägige geistliche Reise, die Ihre Antwort auf die wichtigste Frage des Lebens verändern wird: "Warum lebe ich eigentlich"? Gottes Berufung für sich zu kennen wird Stress reduzieren, Ihre Energien bündeln, Ihre Entscheidungen vereinfachen und Ihrem Leben einen Sinn geben. Dass Sie leben, war kein kosmischer Unfall. Schon vor der Erschaffung des Universums hatte Gott eine genaue Vorstellung von Ihnen und schuf Sie zu einem bestimmten Ziel und Sinn. Finden Sie ihn heraus! Die Erstausgabe dieses Buches avancierte zum weltweiten Bestseller und ist das meistverkaufte Sachbuch Nordamerikas. Diese Neuauflage wurde sprachlich überarbeitet und um zwei Kapitel ergänzt ("Die Neid-Falle" und "Die Gefallsucht-Falle"). Darüber hinaus enthält jedes der 42 Kapitel QR-Codes bzw. Links zu Websites, auf denen Sie ergänzend ca. 40-50 Minuten lange vertiefende Predigten von Rick Warren zum jeweiligen Thema finden (in Originalsprache).
The Foundation of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Author: Thomas Lane
Publisher: Dr Thomas Lane
Reading and Understanding the Old Testament: The Foundation of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. By Dr Thomas B. Lane Reading and Understanding the Old Testament: The Foundation of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam is written for anyone who is interested in acquiring basic knowledge and understanding of the content of the Old Testament books. It is also written to enable readers to understand better the religious and theological foundation of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as well as the background of their differences. All three religions root themselves in the Old Testament and call it the word of God. The book is unique in that instead of just describing some of the content it moves chapter by chapter through each Old Testament book using the actual verses of Scripture explaining clearly their meaning both for people in ancient times and our times today. The author respects and applies in a practical manner modern scholarship even as he believes the Scriptures are inspired of God. The readers of this book will definitely both experience and get a complete sense of the Old Testament Scriptures. It is strongly recommended reading.
Author: Leland Ryken
A guide to the literary aspects of the Bible. Surveys such biblical forms as narrative or story, poetry, proverb, gospel, parable epistle, etc. Discusses the literary unity of the Bible.
Author: Gordon D. Fee,Douglas Stuart
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 twenty-first-century life. More than three quarters of a million people have turned to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth to inform their reading of the Bible. This fourth edition features revisions that keep pace with current scholarship, resources, and culture. Changes include: Updated language for better readability Scripture references now appear only in brackets at the end of a sentence or paragraph, helping you read the Bible as you would read any book—without the numbers A new authors’ preface Redesigned and updated diagrams 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 Its Worth is used all around the world. In clear, simple language, it helps you 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.
How to Read and Study the Bible
Author: A. Berkeley Mickelsen,Alvera M. Mickelsen
Publisher: Hendrickson Pub
Without question, studying the Bible can be one of the most rewarding experiences of the Christian life. Unfortunately, if you are ill-equipped, studying the Bible can also be intensely frustrating. For example, how do we know when the Bible is being literal and when it's being figurative--and how can we tell the difference without a degree in theology? What do history and culture have to do with studying the Bible? Are there principles for interpreting parables, allegories, prophecies? Is Revelation different? This book arose out of Alvera and Berkeley Mickelsen's life-long passion for helping people understand the Bible and its significance for their lives. The authors show how principles of interpreting God's word can make Scripture come alive in an unprecedented way.
A Guided Tour
Author: Gordon D. Fee
A Guided Tour from Genesis through Revelation 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 key elements 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 a given 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.
Eine volkstümliche, gut verständliche Bibel, wie es um die vorige Jahrhundertwende die Luther Bibel 1912 war. Vom Urtext her reicht sie, wo es nötig ist, an die Genauigkeit der Elberfelder Bibel und verliert trotzdem nicht ihre seelsorgerliche Sprache. Die Bibel wird sich - je nach Ausgabe - sowohl als missionarische Bibel, als auch als Studienbibel hervorragend eignen. Zahlreiche Erklärungen biblischer Wörter in Fußnoten sowie ein ausführlicher Anhang mit Sach- und Worterklärungen, Übersichtstabellen und Karten bieten Hilfen für den Bibelleser.