Read the Bible for Life: Your Guide to Understanding and Living God's Word
The Bible may be the most-purchased book in the world, but it is often the least read and least applied due to a basic lack of understanding and motivation on the part of readers. Read the Bible for Life aims to improve biblical literacy in the culture and the church by simultaneously moving readers toward greater skill in reading the Bible well and toward a deeper commitm...more
Dr. Gunthrie conducts 16 interviews with top bible scholars to expose the fundamentals of bible reading. Highlights are: heart space/life space, genre's, and translations. Currently, teaching a class with this as our primary text book and have received very positive feedback.
I would highly recommend this to anyone desiring to draw more from scripture ...more
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After an introduction detailing reasons for reading the Bible, lamenting a lack of Biblical literacy among Christians, and posting several reasons why Christians don’t read, Guthrie launches into the four parts of his book.
The first part covers “Foundational Issues,” like how to read it, rea ...more
Guthrie's conversation partners include David Dockery, Andreas Koestenberger, Clint Arnold/Mark Strauss, Bruce Waltke, J ...more
This book can be summed up like this: in order to study the Bible well you need:
1. A good Bible Dictionary
2. A good commentary
3. A good history book about 1st century Palestine, Judaism, Jerusalem, etc.
Unfortunately, there are no recommendations for any of the above necessities. Cosmic fail.
I did appr ...more
Well-written and easy to understand, this book is a guide to reading and studying God's Word in a variety of ways and settings, from personal and family devotions to small groups and even corporately reading and studying the Bible as a church.. Guthrie himself is a professor at Union University and the book, as one might expect, is heavy on facts. He interviews scholars, pastors, and, for the chapter on reading the Bible as a family, his wife. Even though he is a professor, he firm ...more
There is some great advice here and plenty of useful material, no matter what your previous experience of reading the Bible is.
Dr Guthrie writes in a natural and often ...more