How to Read the Bible For All Its Worth (4th Edition)
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About "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 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.
Meet the Authors
Gordon D Fee
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).
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This is a great book on biblical exegesis and hermeneutics. It's easy to read for the average person, so you don't have to study Theology to grasp the content, which is great. This book helped me to pay special attention to the text and to the very words used in the Bible. It's amazing how much I'm often able to extract from one sentence only by paying attention to the words as this book teaches it, among other things.
Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart have done the church a great service by writing this tremendously helpful book. After the introductory chapters where the authors discuss the need for interpretation when reading the Bible and the importance of using a good translation, they proceed to help the reader understand the different genres that are found in the Bible (e.g. epistles, narratives, Acts, Gospels, Law, the Prophets, Psalms, Wisdom literature and apocalyptic literature). Fee and Stuart rightly insist that different genres require different sets of interpretive principles. For any Christian who wants to read their Bibles more intelligently, they cannot do without this book. Highly recommended!
Great resource for those who want to study more about the Bible. It's readable and written in clear language.
This compact and easy to read book compares favourably with many larger resources used to teach this subject at the tertiary level. The insights learnt from Fee and Stuart have dramatically changed for the better my reading and understanding of the Bible. (Note: for the 3rd edition but I expect it hasn't got worse.)
This book is not only for Bible College students, but also for every Christians that want to better understand the Bible. In this book, Gordon Fee teaches how to interpret the Bible, then goes in detail into how to read each book of the Bible effectively (The Epistles, The Gospel, OT Laws, Narrative, etc.). After reading this book, I understand more about how to read the Bible, and it has greatly helped me in my Bible Study.