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21767: Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey-- Book and CD-ROM Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey-- Book and CD-ROM
By Bill T. Arnold & Bryan E. Beyer / Baker

This illustrated study is designed to make learning the Old Testament achievable for everyone. Written on an undergraduate level, this second edition has been revised throughout, including updated bibliographies and focus boxes addressing contemporary concerns. The interactive CD-ROM has been thoroughly revised to increase its value to students. It also features abundant illustrations, photographs, tables, and charts--all in full color, sidebars addressing ethical/theological concerns, learning objectives and a chapter outline, and end-of-chapter study questions, review questions, and chapter summaries. This series is related to the Engaging Biblical Studies series which is written on a graduate level.
02806X: Encountering the New Testament, Second Edition with CD-ROM Encountering the New Testament, Second Edition with CD-ROM
By Walter A. Elwell & Robert W. Yarbrough / Baker

This highly readable, four-color, beautifully-illustrated survey is designed to make studying the New Testament less daunting and more rewarding. The second edition has been revised throughout, including updated bibliographies and focus boxes addressing contemporary concerns. The CD-ROM has been thoroughly revised to increase its value to students. Other distinguishing features include:abundant illustrations, photographs, tables, and charts, all in full color, sidebars addressing ethical/theological concerns, focus boxes isolating key issues, learning objectives and a chapter outlineend-of-chapter study questions, review questions, and chapter summaries.
 
1182X: How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour
By Gordon D. Fee & Douglas Stuart / Zondervan

Reading the Bible need not be a haphazard journey through strange and bewildering territory. Like an experienced tour guide, How to Read the Bible Book by Book takes you by the hand and walks you through the Scriptures. For each book of the Bible, the authors start with a quick snapshot, then expand the view to help you better understand its key elements and how it fits into the grand narrative of the Bible. Written by two top evangelical scholars, this survey is designed to get you actually reading the Bible knowledgeably and understanding it accurately.

In an engaging, conversational style, Dr. Gordon Fee and Dr. Douglas Stuart take you through a given book of the Bible using their unique, progressive approach. Features include:

  • Orienting Data: concise info bytes that form a thumbnail of the book
  • Overview: a brief panorama that introduces key concepts, themes, and important landmarks in the book
  • Specific Advice for Reading: pointers for accurately understanding the details and message of the book in context with the circumstances surrounding its writing
  • A Walk Through: the actual section-by-section tour that helps you see both the larger landscape of the book and how its various parts work together to form the whole
How to Read the Bible Book by Book can be used as a companion to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth or on its own.
46043: How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth
By Gordon D. Fee & Douglas Stuart / Zondervan

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 21st-century life.

This third edition of How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth features substantial revisions that keep pace with current scholarship, resources, and culture. Changes include:

  • Updated language
  • A new authors' preface
  • Several chapters rewritten for better readability
  • Updated list of recommended commentaries and resources
Covering everything from translational concerns to different genres of biblical writing, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth is used worldwide. 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.
   
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