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Making Sense of Scripture: Big Questions about the Book of Faith

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Book is accompanied by a Leader guide and DVD.
Paperback, 206 pages
Published May 15th 2009 by Augsburg Fortress Publishing (first published January 1st 2009)
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Sep 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Our church led a study using this book. Like a good Lutheran, I dutifully purchased it, never made it to any of the discussions and then forgot I had it. Finding myself on a plane without a plan for reading caused me to uncover it again (years later). Despite a dubious beginning, I finished it in three days and took 12 pages of notes!

This is one of those books that is so straightforward and simple that you may be surprised at the strong impact it has had on you when all is said and done. I left
Apr 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I think this is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the nature of the Bible. Being raised catholic I had a very limited teaching of the history and meaning of the way the bible was written. While this book can at some times be heady and require re- reading parts. It is by far thee best book I ever read at digging down and explaining the how, why and way the bible came to be and what to do with it. If you have been left to think the bible can no longer be trusted because of how it's be ...more
Sep 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
David Lose manages to explain profound truths in ways that one can instantly connect with and understand. He takes one deeply into the Scripture with spotlight on making sense of seeing God in one’s own life. At first I was a little put off by the conversational style, but as I read along I came to feel a real part of the conversation. I wish I could get everyone in my family to read this.
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great explanation of different ways people read the Bible with an emphasis on reading it as a Book of Faith rather than as a "divine history book" of facts. It made me more interested in reading Scripture and made Scripture feel more accessible to a modern audience. Reading this way, it is the "Living Word" that I have heard so much about.
Rolando Vega
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The book definitely gives you a different perspective of how to read the Bible and understand it. I recommend it to anyone who wants to begin studying the Bible to read this book first. I felt it gave me a better understanding on how to interpret the Bible.
Michael Samerdyke
Jul 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book by David Lose.

There was some overlap with "Making Sense of the Christian Faith," which turns out to the be the second book in this series, although I read it first. But "Making Sense of Scripture" has a different dynamic. Lose's enthusiasm for Bible study comes through, and the reader finds himself pulled along, as if listening to an interesting conversation that articulates how the Bible is a book that works in relationship with the reader to point to God and God's gr
Oct 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a great book for individual study, but just as the Bible is best read in community, so is this book. If you're looking for the "right" answer about how to make sense of scripture, this is not the book for you, but if you (and hopefully your group) want to live into the questions, if you want to wrestle with the scriptures together, then this is a great place to start. The study materials which are available separately are user-friendly and accessible, as is the book itself. Our Bible stu ...more
Aug 16, 2012 rated it liked it
An interesting approach to understanding WHY reading the Bible is important. I'm very glad I read it, but I think it's importance to you just depends on where you are in your relationship with God's Word.
Sep 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Read this book in conjunction with a Bible study. It is actually fun. I saw a lot of lights go on, and people starting to be empowered.
Diane Danielson
Nov 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great Bible study at Holy Trinity using this book.
Jan 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
I like the concepts and perspectives this book presents in relation to the bible. It was easy to read and I got a lot out of it.
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