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:
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.
©2011 Gordon D. Fee (P)2011 Zondervan
My name is Sue and I prefer to listen to books rather than read them though I enjoy both
Yes I would recommend this audiobook to any body who is seeking to understand the Bible as theological documents
Great for small groups or personal study!
Easy to read!
Great voice over!
God is the hero... NOT YOU!
Beware this audible version just gives you 2 huge files. I hate that. I would much prefer it in chapters breaks at least, if not chapter breaks every 5-7 minutes or reading.
Though the authors are clearly sophisticated scholars, still they retain a high view of scripture.
This is a helpful work for laymen who are interested in approaching scripture in a more scholarly way. The information shared is quite technical, yet it is geared to help educate the layman (like myself) and there are frequent examples provided, from Scripture, to help illustrate the principles discussed. Much of it has to do with understanding the different genres in scripture and the unique ways in which one must approach them. There's likely something in here for any burgeoning Bible student.
One of the best books I have listen to, excellent and well thought out and an enriching listen.
"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.
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