How to Read the Bible For All Its Worth (4th Edition)
Understanding the Bible isn't for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. The Bible is accessible. It's meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. A few essential insights into the Bible can clear up...
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Understanding the Bible isn't for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. The Bible is accessible. It's meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. A few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of Scripture and its application to your twenty-first-century life.More than three quarters of a million people have turned to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth to inform their reading of the Bible. This fourth edition features revisions that keep pace with current scholarship, resources, and culture. Changes include:Updated language for better readabilityScripture references now appear only in brackets at the end of a sentence or paragraph, helping you read the Bible as you would read any book---without the numbersA new authors' prefaceRedesigned and updated diagramsUpdated list of recommended commentaries and resourcesCovering everything from translational concerns to different genres of biblical writing, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth is used all around the world. In clear, simple language, it helps you accurately understand the different parts of the Bible---their meaning for ancient audiences and their implications for you today---so you can uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God's Word.
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Gordon D. Fee (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is Emeritus Professor of New Testament at Regent College, Vancouver, Canada specializing in New Testament criticism.
He has authored commentaries on 1 Corinthians; 1 and 2 Thessalonians (NICNT), Philippians (IVPNTC/ NICNT); Galatians (The Pentecostal Commentary); Revelation (New Covenant Commentary) and the Pastoral Epistles (NIBC), as well as books on exegesis, hermeneutics and the Holy Spirit.
These include the bestsellers How To Read the Bible for all its Worth (with Douglas K. Stuart, Zondervan); How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour (Zondervan).
Dr Fee has made a major contribution to Academic Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism serving as Editor of the New International Commentary on the New Testament, and through his major academic commentaries and pioneering books God's Empowering Presence and Pauline Christology: An Exegetical-Theological Study.
Koorong -Editorial Review.
Douglas K. Stuart (Ph.D. Harvard University) is professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He is the author of articles in major journals and magazines, including the Journal of Biblical Literature, the Bulletin of the Schools of Oriental Research, Christianity Today, Decision magazine, etc. He has written eleven books including the bestseller How To Read the Bible for all its Worth (with G.D. Fee, Zondervan), also How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour (Zondervan), Hosea,Jonah (Word Biblical Commentary), Ezekiel (Communicator's Commentary) and Exodus (New American Commentary).
- Abbreviations Abbreviations Of Translations Preface 1. Introduction: The Need To Interpret 2. The Basic Tool: A Good Translation 3. The Epistles: Learning To Think Contextually 4. The Epistles: The Hermeneutical Questions 5. The Old Testament Narratives: Their Proper Use 6. Acts: The Question Of Historical Precedent 7. The Gospels: One Story, Many Dimensions 8. The Parables: Do You Get The Point? 9. The Law(s): Covenant Stipulations For Israel 10. The Prophets: Enforcing The Covenant In Israel 11. The Psalms: Israel's Prayers And Ours 12. Wisdom: Then And Now 13. The Revelation: Images Of Judgment And Hope Appendix: The Evaluation And Use Of Commentaries Index Of Names