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Understanding the Bible
Author John Stott examines the cultural, social, geographical, and historical background of the Bible, as he outlines the story with its central theme, and as he explains its message.
Published February 12th 1982 by Zondervan
(first published September 28th 1972)
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This is a very good book to give young Christians or recommend to them, as they try to get to grips with the many different styles of writing contained in the Scriptures. I read it as a student and found it gave me a good basic grounding in Old and New Testament writings, the nature of God's overall dealings with the Jews and Gentiles and got me reading the actual Bible itself more avidly, for which I am eternally thankful. John Stott was a great reader and scholar of the Bible himself and obvio...more
Understanding the Bible, by John Stott, is a thorough exposition on the overview and core truths of God’s Word. Beginning with the purpose of the Bible, Stott walks through the historical and geographical context, the story of both Testaments and the key messages the Bible is communicating while never straying from the sole unifying purpose, which is Jesus Christ. Moreover, Stott affirms the authority of the Bible and gives the reader tools for interpretation. However, the style of Stott's writi...more
John R. W. Stott is known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist and teacher of Scripture. He was ordained in 1945 and for most of his years has served in various capacities at All Souls Church in London, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. A leader among evangelicals in Britain, the United States and even around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne...moreMore about John R.W. Stott...