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The Bible Explainer: Questions and Answers on Origins, the Old Testament, Jesus, the End Times, and More

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: When you need help understanding God's Word, turn to The Bible Explainer-answering 250 who, what, when, where, and why questions about the world's best-selling book. People, places, things, and ideas are covered, from Genesis through Revelation, with...


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When you need help understanding God's Word, turn to The Bible Explainer-answering 250 who, what, when, where, and why questions about the world's best-selling book. People, places, things, and ideas are covered, from Genesis through Revelation, with insight, intrigue, and a dash of humor. Plus, it's illustrated in full color!


-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 574698
  • Product Code 9781643520810
  • ISBN 1643520814
  • EAN 9781643520810
  • Pages 464
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Barbour & Co
  • Publication Date Nov 2020
  • Sales Rank 16165
  • Dimensions 234 x 177mm

Michael Wittmer

Michael Wittmer (PhD., Calvin Theological Seminary) is Professor of Systematic Theology Grand Rapids Theological Seminary where he also directs the Center for Christian Worldview. He is author of Heaven Is a Place on Earth and Don't stop believing.
-Editorial Review.

  • :<div><b>introduction: Explaining The Explainer</b><br /> &amp;#160;<br /><b><i><u>part 1: Bible Basics&amp;mdash;what It Is, How We Should Read It</u></i></b><br /><br /> How Does God Speak To Us Today?<br /> What Is The Bible?<br /> Where Did The Bible Get Its Name?<br /> What Is The Point Of The Bible?<br /> What Is The Story Of The Bible?<br /> Who Are The Bible&amp;rsquo;s Key Characters?<br /> Where Did Bible Events Take Place?<br /> Why Are There &amp;ldquo;old&amp;rdquo; And &amp;ldquo;new&amp;rdquo; Testaments?<br /> What&amp;rsquo;s In The Old Testament?<br /> What&amp;rsquo;s The Story Of The Old Testament?<br /> What&amp;rsquo;s In The New Testament?<br /> What&amp;rsquo;s The Story Of The New Testament?<br /> What&amp;rsquo;s The Most Important Part Of The Bible?<br /> Why Are Some Letters Red?<br /> Why Does The Bible Have Chapters And Verses?<br /> Who Wrote The Bible?<br /> How Did God Write The Bible With Humans?<br /> How Did Humans Write The Bible?<br /> What Does Divine And Human Authorship Mean To Me?<br /> Is The Bible Written To Me?<br /> When Was The Bible Written?<br /> What Language Was The Bible Written In?<br /> What Was The Bible Written On?<br /> How Much Did Writing The Bible Cost?<br /> Why Do Some Bibles Have More Than 66 Books?<br /> How Did Israel Decide Which Books Belong In The Old Testament?<br /> When Did Israel Decide Which Books Belong In The Old Testament?<br /> Why Were Some Books Rejected From The Old Testament?<br /> How Did The Church Decide Which Books Belong In The New Testament?<br /> When Did The Church Decide Which Books Belong In The New Testament?<br /> Why Were Some Books Rejected From The New Testament?<br /> How Were The Original Bible Writings Preserved?<br /> How Can We Know Our English Bibles Say What The Original Writings Said?<br /> Did Moses Write The Pentateuch?<br /> Who Wrote Isaiah?<br /> Is The Bible True?<br /> Is Everything In The Bible True?<br /> Is Everything In The Bible Right?<br /> Did The Ancient Authors Of Scripture Write Things We Now Know Are Wrong?<br /> Does The Bible Ever Contradict Itself?<br /> What Should I Do If I Think I&amp;rsquo;ve Found An Error?<br /> What&amp;rsquo;s A Study Bible?<br /> What Outside Evidence Supports The Bible&amp;rsquo;s Accounts?<br /> Does Archaeology Support The Bible?<br /> Is The Bible More Than True?<br /> What About Translations?<br /> Which Bible Translation Should I Use?<br /> What About The King James Version?<br /> How Should I Read The Bible?<br /> What Should I Read In The Bible?<br /> When Should I Read The Bible?<br /> How Does The Bible Read Me?<br /> What&amp;rsquo;s The Best Way To Understand The Bible?<br /> What&amp;rsquo;s The Best Way To Understand A Specific Bible Passage?<br /> How Should I Read The Stories Of The Bible?<br /> How Should I Apply The Stories Of The Bible?<br /> How Should I Read The Law?<br /> How Should I Read Prophecy?<br /> How Should I Read Poetry?<br /> Should I Pray Every Psalm?<br /> Can I Claim Every Proverb?<br /> What&amp;rsquo;s Up With Job?<br /> What&amp;rsquo;s Up With Ecclesiastes?<br /> What&amp;rsquo;s Up With The Song Of Solomon?<br /> How Should I Read The Gospels?<br /> How Should I Read Jesus&amp;rsquo; Parables?<br /> How Should I Read Acts?<br /> How Should I Read The New Testament Letters?<br /> What&amp;rsquo;s Up With Revelation?<br /> Are We Supposed To Take The Bible Literally?<br /> How Can We Know For Sure What The Bible Means?<br /> What Is The Holy Spirit&amp;rsquo;s Role In Helping Me Read The Bible?<br /> How Should I Study A Bible Passage?<br /> How Can I Tell How The Bible Applies To Me?<br /> How Further Can I Tell How The Bible Applies To Me?<br /> Why Should We Trust The Bible?<br /> Can I Prove The Bible Is God&amp;rsquo;s Word?<br /> How Can I Know The Bible Is God&amp;rsquo;s Word?<br /> Why Should We Obey The Bible?<br /> Are There Parts Of The Bible We Won&amp;rsquo;t Like?<br /> &amp;#160;<br /><b><i><u>part 2: Origins&amp;mdash;where Everything Comes From</u></i></b><br /><br /> Why Is There Anything?<br /> Can Anyone Really Know God?<br /> Don&amp;rsquo;t All Religions Lead To God?<br /> How Is Christianity Different From Other Religions?<br /> Who Is God?<br /> What Is The Trinity?<br /> Where Is The Trinity Taught In The Bible?<br /> What Is God Made Of?<br /> Why Did God Create The World?<br /> When Did God Create The World?<br /> How Did God Create The World?<br /> How Do Christians Explain Creation?<br /> Does Science Disprove The Bible?<br /> How Does The Bible Improve Science?<br /> Do Ancient Origin Stories Disprove The Bible?<br /> What Must All Christians Believe About Creation?<br /> Was Creation Perfect?<br /> Why Did God Make Humans?<br /> Why Are You Here?<br /> What Is The Purpose Of Marriage?<br /> What Are You Made Of?<br /> Were Adam And Eve Real?<br /> What Is &amp;ldquo;the Fall&amp;rdquo;?<br /> What Is Sin?<br /> How Does Adam&amp;rsquo;s Fall Damage Me?<br /> Why Is It Called &amp;ldquo;adam&amp;rsquo;s Fall&amp;rdquo; If Eve Sinned First?<br /> How Does Adam&amp;rsquo;s Fall Damage Our World?<br /> Is Death Natural?<br /> Do You Have A Guardian Angel?<br /> Who Is Satan?<br /> Can Angels Switch Sides?<br /> What Is Satan&amp;rsquo;s Role In God&amp;rsquo;s Story?<br /> How Could God&amp;rsquo;s Good Creatures Go Bad?<br /> Why Did God Allow His Good Creatures To Go Bad?<br /> Why Is Evil A Bad Reason To Not Believe In God?<br /> Why Is Evil The Best Reason To Believe In Jesus?<br /> Why Did Cain Murder Abel?<br /> Who Was Cain Afraid Of?<br /> Who Did Cain Marry?<br /> Did Angels Have Sex With Humans?<br /> Why Would God Destroy The World?<br /> How Could God &amp;ldquo;regret&amp;rdquo; Making Humans?<br /> Did Noah&amp;rsquo;s Flood Cover The Whole World?<br /> What Is The Noahic Covenant?<br /> What Is The Curse Of Ham?<br /> What Was The Tower Of Babel?<br /> Why Did People In Genesis Live So Much Longer Than Us?<br /> &amp;#160;<br /><b><i><u>part 3: Israel&amp;mdash;why The Old Testament Matters Today</u></i></b><br /><br /> How Does The Old Testament Relate To The New Testament?<br /> What Is The Abrahamic Covenant?<br /> Who Are The Descendants Of Ishmael, Isaac, Esau, And Jacob?<br /> Why Are God&amp;rsquo;s People Called Hebrews, Israel, And Jews?<br /> Are The Jews God&amp;rsquo;s Special People?<br /> Who Is Yahweh?<br /> Did God Or Pharaoh Harden Pharaoh&amp;rsquo;s Heart?<br /> What Is The Exodus?<br /> Is There Historical Evidence For The Exodus?<br /> Why Are There So Many Miracles In The Bible?<br /> How Did Israel Become A Nation?<br /> What Are The Ten Commandments?<br /> How Does The Law Relate To Grace?<br /> Should Christians Keep The Sabbath?<br /> Why Did God Give Israel So Many Meticulous Rules?<br /> Why The Year Of Jubilee?<br /> Why Did God Demand Animal Sacrifice To Forgive Sin?<br /> Why Don&amp;rsquo;t Jews Sacrifice Animals Today?<br /> Is The Old Testament God Of Wrath Different From The New Testament Jesus Of Love?<br /> Did God Command Israel To Commit Genocide?<br /> What Does The Bible Teach About Immigration?<br /> What Does The Bible Teach About Homosexuality?<br /> Why Do Christians Follow The Old Testament&amp;rsquo;s Teaching On Homosexuality But Not Its Commands About Eating Bacon And Shrimp?<br /> What Does The Bible Teach About Polygamy?<br /> What Does The Old Testament Teach About Slavery?<br /> What Does The New Testament Teach About Slavery?<br /> Where Did Old Testament People Go When They Died?<br /> What Is The Davidic Covenant?<br /> What Was The Exile?&amp;#160;&amp;#160;&amp;#160;<br /> What Is The New Covenant?<br /> What Happened Between The Old And New Testaments?<br /> &amp;#160;<br /><b><i><u>part 4: Jesus&amp;mdash;who He Is, What He Means</u></i></b><br /><br /> Who Is Jesus?<br /> What Happened That First Christmas?<br /> Is Jesus Divine?<br /> What Is The Virgin Birth?<br /> Is Jesus Human?<br /> Could Jesus Sin?<br /> Why Must Jesus Be Both God And Man?<br /> Does Jesus Suffer From A Split Personality?<br /> Does It Matter That Jesus Is Real?<br /> When Was Jesus Born?<br /> Why Didn&amp;rsquo;t Jesus Come Sooner Or Later?<br /> What Do We Know About Jesus&amp;rsquo; Early Years?<br /> Why Was Jesus Baptized?<br /> Why Did Satan Tempt Jesus?<br /> Why Did Jesus Preach?<br /> Why Did Jesus Do Miracles?<br /> What Is The Unpardonable Sin?<br /> Why Did Jesus Avoid Publicity?<br /> Was Jesus A Pacifist?<br /> Was Jesus A Feminist?<br /> Was Jesus A Socialist?<br /> Was Jesus Married?<br /> Was Jesus A Racist?<br /> How Does The Cross Save Us?<br /> Is The Cross Divine Child Abuse?<br /> How Does Jesus&amp;rsquo; Resurrection Save Us?<br /> How Do We Know Jesus Rose From The Dead?<br /> What Was Jesus Doing Between His Death And Resurrection?<br /> Why Did Other People Rise From The Dead With Jesus?<br /> What Was Jesus Doing Between His Resurrection And Ascension?<br /> Why Did Jesus Return To Heaven?<br /> What Is Jesus Doing In Heaven?<br /> What Is A Disciple?<br /> What Is An Apostle?<br /> Why Didn&amp;#39;t Everyone Follow Jesus?<br /> Why Did The Roman Leaders Hate Jesus?<br /> Why Did The Jewish Leaders Hate Jesus?<br /> Why Did Jesus Speak Kindly To Sinners And Harshly To Religious Leaders?<br /> How Does Jesus&amp;rsquo; Life, Death, And Resurrection Count For Me?<br /> What About People Who&amp;#39;ve Never Heard Of Jesus?<br /> What Happens To Babies Who Die?<br /> &amp;#160;<br /><b><i><u>part 5: The Church&amp;mdash;how The New Testament Affects Our World</u></i></b><br /><br /> How Does Christianity Relate To Judaism?<br /> How Did Christianity Separate From Judaism?<br /> What Is &amp;ldquo;the Church&amp;rdquo;?<br /> Why Should I Join A Church?<br /> Isn&amp;rsquo;t It Enough To Belong To The Universal Church?<br /> What Is A Sacrament?<br /> What Is Baptism?<br /> What Is The Lord&amp;rsquo;s Supper?<br /> Why Are There So Many Different Churches?<br /> What Are The Different Churches?<br /> Why Are There Hypocrites In Church?<br /> Why Don&amp;rsquo;t Christians Love Like Jesus?<br /> How Can I Tell If A Church Is Good?<br /> Who Are The Leaders Of A Church?<br /> Can Women Be Elders Or Pastors?<br /> Do I Need A Priest?<br /> What Is Grace?<br /> What Is Salvation?<br /> What Is Faith?<br /> What Is Repentance?<br /> What Does It Mean To Be &amp;ldquo;born Again&amp;rdquo;?<br /> What Is Adoption?<br /> What Is Prayer?<br /> Can Good Works Save Me?<br /> Why Should I Do Good Works?<br /> Does God Want My Money?<br /> Does God Want To Take Away My Fun?<br /> What Is A Normal Christian Life?<br /> What Are Spiritual Gifts?<br /> What Is &amp;ldquo;speaking In Tongues&amp;rdquo;?<br /> Does God Choose Some People To Be Saved And Others To Be Lost?<br /> How Do We Reconcile God&amp;rsquo;s Sovereignty And Human Freedom?<br /> How Should Christians Relate To Their Government?<br /> &amp;#160;<br /><b><i><u>part 6: The End&amp;mdash;where Things Are Ultimately Headed</u></i></b><br /><br /> How Will The World End?<br /> When Will This Age End?<br /> What Is The Millennium?<br /> What Is The Rapture?<br /> What Is Israel&amp;#39;s Role In The End Times?<br /> Who Is The Antichrist?<br /> What Is The Significance Of 666?<br /> What Is Armageddon?<br /> What Is The Last Judgment?<br /> What Are Our Rewards?<br /> What Is Hell?<br /> Where Is Hell?<br /> Does Hell Last Forever?<br /> What Is Heaven?<br /> What Happens After Heaven?<br /> What Is The New Earth?<br /> What Will We Do On The New Earth?<br /> How Is The End Better Than The Beginning?<br /> &amp;#160;<br /><b><i><u>a Final Question</u></i></b><br /><br /><b>are You In Christ?</b></div>