A Compact Guide to the Whole Bible: Learning to Read Scripture's Story
:This compact, one-semester introduction to the Bible prepares students to begin reading the biblical text as Christian Scripture, focusing on the meaning of Scripture for the church. The editors and contributors--experienced teachers with expertise in different parts of the Bible--orient...
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:This compact, one-semester introduction to the Bible prepares students to begin reading the biblical text as Christian Scripture, focusing on the meaning of Scripture for the church. The editors and contributors--experienced teachers with expertise in different parts of the Bible--orient students to the whole of Scripture so that they may read the biblical text for themselves. The book first explains what Christians believe about Scripture and gives a bird's-eye survey of the whole biblical story. Chapters then introduce the story, arrangement, style, and key ideas of each division of the Old and New Testament, helping readers see how the books of the Bible make a coherent whole.
David R. Nienhuis is associate professor of New Testament studies at Seattle Pacific University. A
Robert W. Wall (Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary) is Professor of Biblical studies, and holds the Paul T. Walls Chair in Wesleyan Studies at Seattle Pacific University. He is the author of several biblical commentaries, including the commentary on Acts (New Interpreter's Bible series), Revelation (New International Biblical Commentary series), Colossians and Philemon (IVP New Testament Commentary).
- :<b>contents<br></b>1. Reading The Bible As Scripture<br>2. Reading The Bible As Story<br>3. The Beginning Of The Story: Genesis-deuteronomy<br>4. The Story Of Israel In (and Out Of) The Land: Joshua-esther<br>5. The Witness Of Israel's Poets And Sages: Job-song Of Songs<br>6. The Witness Of Israel's Prophets: Isaiah-malachi<br>7. Israel In Waiting: The Time Between The Two Testaments<br>8. The Story Of Jesus: The Four Gospels<br>9. The Story Of The Church: Acts And The Letters<br>10. The Story's Conclusion: The Revelation To John<br>11. Epilogue<br>glossary<br>index