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About "Giving Blood"
In this groundbreaking resource, bestselling author Len Sweet introduces readers to what he terms a 'transductive' epistemology: a new model for understanding and communicating truth that will profoundly affect the way the church communicates to a new generation. Sweet argues that 'knowing' is no longer simply a linear movement from propositions (deduction) or towards propositions (induction). He shows why older attempts that preach deductively ('telling 'em what we're going to tell 'em---and telling 'em what we've told 'em,') are no longer effective today, yet neither are inductive methods where people are encouraged to come to their own conclusions. Sweet offers an alternative to both approaches, showing us how to communicate the Bible as God's storybook, his handiwork---and not just a rulebook of 'do's' and 'don'ts' or a handbook for living. He challenges long-held assumptions about communicating the Bible, offering a fresh paradigm for preaching and teaching in the twenty-first-century church.
Meet the Author
Leonard Sweet (PhD., University of Rochester), is founder and president of SpiritVenture Ministries and serves as the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew Theological School in Madison, New Jersey. He also is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, and the chief writer for preachingplus.com, a resource for pastors and other Christian speakers. A popular speaker himself, Sweet has written more than twenty books, including The Three Hardest Words, Out of the Question Into the Mystery, AquaChurch, SoulTsunami, and SoulSalsa.