Living By the Book (2007)
The adventure of your life awaits! Far from being mundane, exploring God's Word can be one of the greatest adventures of your life! In the Bible you can interact with a living God who wants a personal relationship with you....
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The adventure of your life awaits! Far from being mundane, exploring God's Word can be one of the greatest adventures of your life! In the Bible you can interact with a living God who wants a personal relationship with you. And in this unique workbook you will learn how to engage His words like never before. Based on the inductive study techniques outlined in the bestselling "Living by the Book," this workbook creates the opportunity to grow in faith and knowledge through short, practical exercises and complete studies of the books of Ruth and James. In simple step-by-step fashion, you will learn how to: Observe. Let Scripture speak to you individually. Interpret. Develop the tools to properly understand the biblical text. Apply. Learn how to allow Scripture to transform your life. "Start your journey today."
For every person who draws strength and direction from the Bible, there are many more who struggle with it. Some call it a long book with fine print and obscure meaning. Some call it a mystery. A chore to read. An undecipherable puzzle.
The good news is you can easily solve this problem. With over 300,000 sold, this revised and expanded edition of Living by the Book will remove the barriers that keep Scripture from transforming your life. In a simple, step-by-step fashion, the authors explain how to glean truth from Scripture. It is practical, readable, and applicable. By following its easy-to-apply principles, you'll soon find yourself drawing great nourishment from the Word--and enjoying the process! The Living by the Book Workbook is the perfect compliment to provide practical application of lessons.
HOWARD HENDRICKS is a household name in Christianity, and in his fifty-plus years of ministry, he has directly or indirectly touched millions of lives. A faculty member since 1951, Dr. Hendricks sees the adult children of former students now attending his classes. Today he still maintains a rigorous travel schedule and has ministered in over eighty countries through speaking engagements, radio, books, tapes, and films. He is also the former Bible teacher and chaplain for the Dallas Cowboys football team. WILLIAM D. HENDRICKS is president of The Giftedness Center, a Dallas-based consulting firm
Charles R. Swindoll is senior pastor of Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas, and host of a leading program in Christian broadcasting, Insight for Living which airs in major Christian and non-Christian radio markets throughout the world and to a growing web-cast audience.
Chuck's extensive writing ministry has also served the body of Christ worldwide, He has written more than thirty best-selling books, such as Strengthening Your Grip; Laugh Again, and the Great Lives series, including Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit.
His leadership as president and now chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary has helped prepare and equip a new generation for ministry. Chuck and Cynthia, his partner in life and ministry, have four grown children and ten grandchildren.
William Hendricks is president of The Giftedness Center, a Dallas-based consulting firm specializing in predictive assessment of people's best use. Bill is the author or co-author of a dozen books, including Living by the Book. His writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Christianity Today, and numerous other publications. He is the proud father of three daughters by his late wife, Nancy.
- <div>1. Why People Don't Study The Bible<br><br>2. Why Study The Bible?<br><br>3. How This Book Can Help<br><br>4. An Overview Of The Process<p><br><b>step 1: Observation</b> <p><br>5. The Value Of Observation<br><br>6. Let's Start With A Verse<br><br>7. You Must Learn To Read Ten Strategies To First-rate Reading<br><br>8. Read Thoughtfully<br><br>9. Read Repeatedly<br><br>10. Read Patiently<br><br>11. Read Selectively<br><br>12. Read Prayerfully<br><br>13. Read Imaginatively<br><br>14. Read Meditatively<br><br>15. Read Purposefully<br><br>16. Read Acquisitively<br><br>17. Read Telescopically<br><br>18. Work With A Paragraph<p><br><b>six Things To Look For</b><p><br>19. Things That Are Emphasized<br><br>20. Things That Are Repeated<br><br>21. Things That Are Related<br><br>22. Things That Are Alike, And Unlike<br><br>23. Things That Are True To Life<br><br>24. Get The Big Picture<br><br>25. Summarize Your Observations<br><br>26. "facts Are Stupid Things Until.. . "<p><br><b>step 2: Interpretation</b><p><br>27. The Value Of Interpretation<br><br>28. Handle With Care!<br><br>29. What Type Of Literature Is This?five Keys To Interpretation<br><br>30. Content<br><br>31. Context<br><br>32. Comparison<br><br>33. Culture<br><br>34. Consultation<br><br>35. Coming To Terms <br><br>36. Figuring Out The Figurative<br><br>37. Putting It All Together<br><br>38. Don't Stop Now!<p><br><b>step 3: Application</b><p><br>39. The Value Of Application<br><br>40. Truth That Transforms<br><br>41. A Transformed People<br><br>42. Four Steps Of Application<br><br>43. Customized Christianity<br><br>44. Nine Questions To Ask<br><br>45. Now And Then<br><br>46. The Principle Of The Thing<br><br>47. A Process Of Life-change<br><br>48. Three Suggestions To Get Started<br></p></div>