Living By the Book (2007)
Do you feel guilty about not enjoying personal Bible study? Ever wonder ^how some people can percolate with enthusiasm over the same passages that leaves ^you unmoved? Father and son authors Howard and Bill Hendricks believe practicing ^effective inductive Bible...
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Do you feel guilty about not enjoying personal Bible study? Ever wonder ^how some people can percolate with enthusiasm over the same passages that leaves ^you unmoved? Father and son authors Howard and Bill Hendricks believe practicing ^effective inductive Bible study methods can make the difference. After taking Howard's ^course at Dallas Theological Seminary, Chuck Swindoll said, "What a difference it ^would make if all God's people could get hold of the techniques and principles necessary ^for the cultivation of their own spiritual nourishment."
1. Why People Don't Study the Bible
2. Why Study the Bible?
3. ^How This Book Can Help
4. An Overview of the Process
STEP 1: OBSERVATION
5. The Value of Observation
6. Let's Start with a Verse
7. ^You Must Learn to Read Ten Strategies to First-Rate Reading
8. Read Thoughtfully
9. ^Read Repeatedly
10. Read Patiently
11. Read Selectively
12. ^Read Prayerfully
13. Read Imaginatively
14. Read Meditatively
15. ^Read Purposefully
16. Read Acquisitively
17. Read Telescopically
18. ^Work with a Paragraph
Six Things to Look For
19. Things That ^Are Emphasized
20. Things That Are Repeated
21. Things That Are Related
22. ^Things That Are Alike, and Unlike
23. Things That Are True to Life
24. ^Get the Big Picture
25. Summarize Your Observations
26. "Facts Are ^Stupid Things Until.. . "
STEP 2: INTERPRETATION
27. The Value ^of Interpretation
28. Handle with Care!
29. What Type of Literature ^Is This?Five Keys to Interpretation
35. Coming to Terms ^
36. Figuring Out the Figurative
37. Putting It All Together
38. ^Don't Stop Now!
STEP 3: APPLICATION
39. The Value of Application
40. ^Truth that Transforms
41. A Transformed People
42. Four Steps of Application
43. ^Customized Christianity
44. Nine Questions to Ask
45. Now and Then
46. ^The Principle of the Thing
47. A Process of Life-Change
48. Three ^Suggestions to Get Started
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 (B.A., Wheaton College; Th.M., Dallas Theological ^Seminary; D.D., Wheaton College) is a distinguished professor, lecturer, and Chairman ^of the Center for Christian Leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is the ^author of numerous books including Living by the Book. His work has been ^widely published in various periodicals such as Decision, Moody, and Christianity ^Today. He and his wife, Jeanne, have three grown children.
WILLIAM ^D. HENDRICKS (A.B., Harvard University; M.A., Boston University; M.A., Dallas ^Theological Seminary) is president of The Hendricks Group, a Dallas-based company ^that champions the phenomenon of giftedness and its best use by individuals, teams, ^and organizations. Bill is the author or co-author of numerous books, including ^The Light That Never Dies: A Story of Hope in the Shadows of Grief, The Power ^of Uniqueness, Your Work Matters to God, and 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.
A truly revolutionary book! The contents of this book completely ^changed how I read and studied the Bible. If you are looking for a book that ^"puts the cookies on the lower shelf" and can equip you in your bible study--you've ^found it!!! This is THE best book on Bible study and is destined to remain ^a classic.
-Dr. Dennis Rainey, President, FamilyLife
Howard Hendricks ^taught me how to study the Bible in a way that revolutionized my life and my teaching. ^Living by the Book is the very material "Prof" Hendricks taught me and is now ^available to everyone. To this day, I open the Bible daily using the principles ^found in this book. I highly recommend it to you.
-Chip Ingram, President, ^Walk Thru the Bible
Five decades of Howard Hendrick's students ^all give the same testimony: his course in Bible Study Methods marked them for life. ^Because Living By the Book is a distillation of that course, all of us ^would also offer this counsel: Don't miss this book if you too want to see your ^study of God's Word come alive.
-Duane Litfin, President, Wheaton College
My ^spiritual inspiration and mentor has been Dr. Howard Hendricks. I am one of thousands ^who have been impacted by his ministry. Having known Howie and through Howie, Bill, ^for over 30 years, I know to a small degree the wisdom contained in these ^men's minds and hearts. Living By the Book is the way that Howie and Bill ^have lived their lives and, as such, this is a book that is readable and useable ^by everyone. It is with great joy and enthusiasm that I endorse and recommend ^Living By the Book.
-Ron Blue, President, CFPN
Teach a man ^to study the Bible and you fill his life. Teach a man to train others and ^you fill others lives. A generation is indebt to 'The Prof' for teaching us how ^to train fishermen. Thanks for helping us know and love the Savior through ^His word.
-Dr. Michael Easley, former president, Moody Bible Institute
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.