Route 66: A Crash Course in Navigating Life with the Bible
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Route 66: A Crash Course in Navigating Life with the Bible

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The intention of this book is to teach Christians how to use the Bible to live well. It has eight sections - living faithfully, distinctively, emotionally, imaginatively, discerningly, purposefully, infectiously and hopefully. Each provides an introduction to a different kind of literature within the Bible and follows with questions for discussion and five days of daily re...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 22nd 2011 by Monarch Books
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Krish Kandiah, author of Route 66, considers his book a crash course in navigating with the Bible. Though it is not a comprehensive study of the Bible, Krish gives us the main divisions, and how to read and apply the different divisions to our lives–narrative, law, psalm, prophecy, wisdom, gospel, epistle, and apocalyptic. Each one has a place in our lives, whether we enjoy them all or not. They are broken down into living faithfully, distinctly, poetically, discerningly,prophectically, infectio...more
Kevin Sorensen
Let me start off by saying that I highly recommend this book, especially to either those who have never read the Bible (perhaps due to be a new Christian) or to those who might be discipling new Christians. Kandiah’s ‘survey’ is just the ticket to help the “novice” reader start sinking their teeth in the Scriptures.

Kandiah writes with a very engaging style. By using analogies, illustrations, quotes and the occasional humorous anecdote, he engages you right from the very beginning. And one thing...more
As Christians we know the Bible is Gods word, but speaking for myself I often feel overwhelmed with where to start or what to read, often needing a bit of inspiration.With the book Route 66: A Crash Course In Navigating Life With The Bible, the author reveals how different passages of the Bible can help us travel through different passages of our life. The book is broken down into eight manageable sections which are:
1.Living faithfully (the narrative literature)
2.Living distinctively (the law)
Chris Blackstone
Typically, people read books that fall into easy categories like fiction, non-fiction, biography, poetry, etc. It’s much easier to wrap your head around what you’re reading when you know in what genre a book is. That is one of the challenges people have when reading the Bible however. Because it encompasses so many different genres (narrative, law, psalms, wisdom literature, prophets, gospels, epistles, apocalyptic) people sometimes have difficulty understanding how to read different sections di...more
The Loopy Librarian
First let me say that I love the way this book is organized. The author divided the Bible into 8 different genres (the narrative literature, the law, the psalms, the wisdom literature, the prophets, the gospels, the epistles, and the apocalyptic literature). As an English major, I was excited to look at the Bible in this way. I had never tried it before. I also am amazed by how much teaching was compacted into less than 200 pages. Crash course is a very accurate description. The author includes...more
Marshall Shannon
The authors take us on a journey to “discover how the 66 books of the Bible help us to know God and how to live for him”. “This book is a crash course in enjoying the breadth and depth of the Bible, packed full of practical help.” They help us with the disconnect, so often present, between the Bible “we know we should treasure and the book we struggle to read”.

Succinctly put the authors “aim” to do several things for the readers. They teach us how to “navigate life with the Bible, allowing God’...more
This is a great little book that leads you on a journey to learn and study all 66 books of the Bible.

The book is broken down into eight sections:

Living faithfully (the narrative literature)
Living distinctively (the law)
Living poetically (the psalms)
Living discerningly (the wisdom literature)
Living prophetically (the prophets)
Living infectiously (the gospels)
Living purposefully (the epistles)
Living hopefully (the apocalyptic literature)
This 8-week study can be used individually, with a s...more
Lisa Johnson
When I took a look at the title of this book, I was immediately stopped in my tracks. I thought to myself “I wonder what this book is about?” Having now read it through, I can tell you it gives us a taste of the Word of God. Of course, the author couldn’t cover each and every chapter of the whole Bible so it is more an overview that is meant to give us a glimpse of the Bible and leave us hungry for more.
This author wrote the book in a format that can be used individually, in small group settings...more
Tom Maj
Kerouac country. The highway taken by wagons, Okies, truckers and beatniks from Chicago to LA. If God's big story is a road like that, this book is a great vehicle for getting you along it.

Route 66 is a solid entry-level, general purpose outline of the way the Bible is structured in 8 genres. If you’re less than clear about how it all fits together, this is a learned yet accessible read. It'll give you the tools to know how to approach all the different books of the Bible and live well.

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