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Understanding Scripture: An Overview of the Bible's Origin, Reliability, and Meaning

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Why is the Bible trustworthy?

Does archaeology confirm what the Bible says?

How do I interpret the Bible?

The Bible is the most important book in the world. But questions like these puzzle believers and unbelievers alike. Editors and scholars Wayne Grudem, C. John Collins, and Thomas Schreiner recognize the challenge we all face and offer this volume to help us properly und
Paperback, 208 pages
Published February 29th 2012 by Crossway Books (first published February 17th 2012)
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Glenn Crouch
Aug 31, 2014 Glenn Crouch rated it really liked it
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This is an excellent introduction / overview for anyone to understand how Christians view and use Scripture. Being an Anthology from a variety of Authors, of course, has its strengths and weaknesses - for example: the former offers a brief exposure that may encourage a reader to read more from this author; the latter means that there isn't any real continuity.

The major "downside" of the book, I believe, is the lack of "for further reading" at the end of each chapter. I think if there were at lea
C.H. Cobb
Dec 05, 2012 C.H. Cobb rated it it was amazing
Without question, this is one of the best basic Bible introductions that I have read. Using a series of nineteen essays by eighteen different scholars, the editors have woven together a comprehensive introductory exploration of all the major questions that surround the phenomenon we call the Bible.

Part 1 addresses the issue of Bible interpretation. A sketch of the process of Bible interpretation is provided, showing due sensitivity to the issue of genre, followed by a good summary of the history
Heather Tomlinson
This is a wide-ranging, and very simplistic, overview of various aspects of Biblical Studies, from literary style to the Septaguint. Each chapter gives a very brief overview. I think it's a useful introductory book because it is so broad, and because it is fairly accessible, despite the academic subject. It definitely comes from the conservative theological stable. A couple of issues I know a little about were presented in a very simplistic way, without giving alternative views. However, it is w ...more
Feb 13, 2013 Chuck rated it it was amazing
If you're looking for a simple, clear overview of Scripture (not the story, the actual text), this book is for you. Brief chapters on canon, text, reading the Bible and other basic ideas.

Unfortunately, each chapter does not end with a brief bibliography of resources when you want to go to the next level of information.

Very readable.
Drew Miller
Mar 27, 2016 Drew Miller rated it really liked it
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A brief overview by way of 19 short essays on understanding the history of the Bible, its trustworthiness, and how to read it. A great introductory book for anyone looking to grow their confidence in the Word of God.
Josue Manriquez
Jul 21, 2013 Josue Manriquez rated it really liked it
This is a well written book. Each of the topics discussed deserve much more attention. Yet, as the subtitle indicates, this book is an "overview of the Bible's origin, reliability, and meaning." As an overview, the authors did a great job!
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Very basic
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Wayne Grudem (PhD, University of Cambridge; DD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is research professor of theology and biblical studies at Phoenix Seminary, having previously taught for 20 years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Grudem earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard University, as well as an MDiv from Westminster Seminary. He is the former president of the Evangelical Theologica ...more
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