Effective Bible Teaching (Second Edition)
Why does Bible study flourish in some churches and small groups and not in others? In this updated edition of a trusted classic, two Christian education specialists provide readers with the knowledge and methods needed to effectively communicate the message...
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Why does Bible study flourish in some churches and small groups and not in others? In this updated edition of a trusted classic, two Christian education specialists provide readers with the knowledge and methods needed to effectively communicate the message of the Bible. The book offers concrete guidance for mastering a biblical text, interpreting it, and applying its relevance to life. Its methods, which have been field-tested for twenty-five years, help pastors, teachers, and ministry students improve their classroom skills. Readers will learn how to develop the "big idea" of a passage and allow the text itself to suggest creative teaching methods. This new edition has been updated throughout and explores the changed landscape of Bible study over the past two decades. Readable and interdisciplinary in approach, this book will help a new generation of Bible students teach in a purposeful and unified way.
Leland Ryken (Ph.D., University of Oregon) is Clyde S. Kilby Professor of English at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is the author of more than one hundred published articles and essays, and he has written, edited or contributed to (so far) twenty-five books, including The Word of God in English: Criteria for Excellence in Bible Translation (Crossway), The Christian Imagination: The Practice of Faith in Literature and Writing (Shaw), Dictionary of Biblical Imagery (InterVarsity Press), The Discerning Reader: Christian Perspectives on Literature and Theory (Baker) and A Complete Literary Guide to the Bible (Zondervan).
His most recent books have been on C.S.Lewis' works A Reader's Guide Through the Wardrobe and A Reader's Guide to Caspian: A Journey into C. S. Lewis's Narnia and Understanding English Bible Translation: The Case for an Essentially Literal Approach. He is a frequent speaker at the Evangelical Theological Society and served as literary stylist for The Holy Bible, English Standard Version.
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James C. Wilhoit (Ph.D., Northwestern University) is the Scripture Press Professor of Christian Formation and Ministry at Wheaton College, where he has taught for more than twenty years. His previous publications include The Christian Educator's Handbook on Spiritual Formation; Christian Education; The Search for Meaning, Dictionary of Biblical Imagery (editor) and, with Leland Ryken, Effective Bible Teaching. Most recently he has written Spiritual Formation as if the Church Mattered
- <b>part 1: Effective Teaching<br></b>1. The Changing Landscape Of Bible Study<br>2. The Church's Unfinished Task<br>3. The Tasks Of The Effective Teacher<br>4. The Teacher: The Human Element In Teaching<br><b>part 2: The Methods Of Effective Bible Teaching<br></b>5. Discovering Unity In Biblical Passages: The Genre And Structure Of A Passage<br>6. Thematic Unity In Biblical Passages: Teaching The Big Idea<br>7. Bridging The Gap<br>8. Principles Of Biblical Interpretation<br>9. Understanding The Methods Of Inductive And Directed Bible Studies<br>10. Leading Inductive Bible Studies<br><b>part 3: The Bible We Teach<br></b>11. What Kind Of Book Is The Bible?<br>12. Types Of Writing In The Bible<br>13. Teaching The Stories Of The Bible<br>14. Teaching The Poetry Of The Bible<br>15. Teaching Other Genres Of The Bible<br>indexes