How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth Author Gordon D. Fee
ISBN-10 9780310517832
Year 2014-06-24
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Zondervan
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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 readability Scripture 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 numbers A new authors’ preface Redesigned and updated diagrams 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 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.

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth Author Gordon D. Fee
ISBN-10 9780310578567
Year 2009-10-14
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Zondervan
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Your Guide to Understanding the Bible 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. More than half a million people have turned to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth to inform their reading of the Bible. This third edition 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 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.

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth Author Gordon D. Fee
ISBN-10 0310246040
Year 2003
Pages 287
Language en
Publisher Zondervan Publishing Company
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Outlines a practical approach to Bible study for readers of all experience levels, explaining in an accessible format the various differences in Biblical literary genres while providing straightforward guidelines and insight on how to accurately read and interpret the Bible. Original.

How to Read the Bible Book by Book

How to Read the Bible Book by Book Author Gordon D. Fee
ISBN-10 9780310211181
Year 2002
Pages 444
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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A Guided Tour from Genesis through Revelation 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, Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart take you through a given book of the Bible using their unique, progressive approach: • Orienting Data—Concise info bytes that form a thumbnail of the book • Overview—A brief panorama that introduces key concepts and 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. Here you are taken by the hand and told, “Look at this!” How to Read the Bible Book by Book can be used as a companion to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. It also stands on its own as a reliable guide to reading and understanding the Bible for yourself.

How to Read the Bible Pack Includes How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth and Four Other Companion Books

How to Read the Bible Pack  Includes How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth and Four Other Companion Books Author Gordon D. Fee
ISBN-10 0310523109
Year 2015-01-27
Pages 1424
Language en
Publisher Zondervan
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The How to Read the Bible Pack includes everything people need to read and understand the Bible for themselves. This pack contains five books by five leading scholars includingHow to Read the Bible for All Its Worth (4th edition) by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart,How to Read the Bible Book by Book by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart, How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens by Michael Williams, How to Choose a Translation for All Its Worth by Gordon D. Fee and Mark L. Strauss, andHow to Read the Bible as Literature by Leland Ryken. The How to Read the Bible Pack will help people read the Bible more accurately and in greater depth so they can uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God's Word.

Old Testament Exegesis Fourth Edition

Old Testament Exegesis  Fourth Edition Author Douglas Stuart
ISBN-10 9781611640571
Year 2009-03-19
Pages 218
Language en
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
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For years, Douglas Stuart's Old Testament Exegesis has been one of the most popular ways to learn how to perform exegesis--the science and art of interpreting biblical texts properly for understanding as well as proclamation. Completely updated and substantially expanded, this new edition includes scores of newer resources, a new configuration of the format for the exegesis process, and an entirely new section explaining where to find and how to use the latest electronic and online resources for doing biblical research. Stuart provides guidance for full exegesis as well as for a quicker approach to provide information specifically tailored to the task of preaching. A glossary of terms explains the sometimes bewildering language of biblical scholarship, and a list of frequent errors guides the student in avoiding common mistakes. No exegetical guide for the Old Testament has been more widely used in training ministers and students to be faithful, careful interpreters of Scripture.

How to Read the Bible in Changing Times

How to Read the Bible in Changing Times Author Mark L. Strauss
ISBN-10 9781441232182
Year 2011-08-01
Pages 282
Language en
Publisher Baker Books
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Many find it difficult to take words that were written thousands of years ago and apply them to twenty-first-century life in the Western world. How do we read God's unchanging Word in a world that is increasingly defined by change? How to Read the Bible in Changing Times shows everyday Christians how to interpret and apply the Scriptures regardless of time and culture. Rather than seeing the Bible as a magic answer book, a list of commands to obey, or a series of promises to claim, this insightful book allows the Bible to retain its identity as a complex, inspired document while showing that the truth it contains is relevant and life-changing. It shows the reader how to determine the meaning of the text in its original context identify culturally relative features understand what the text teaches about God, his will, and his purposes apply the truths discovered to contemporary life situations It even shows readers how to discern God's will on the many modern issues that the Bible does not directly address.

How to Read the Bible as Literature

How to Read the Bible as Literature Author Leland Ryken
ISBN-10 9780310536338
Year 2016-11-22
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins Christian Publishing
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Why the Good Book Is a Great Read If you want to rightly understand the Bible, you must begin by recognizing what it is: a composite of literary styles. It is meant to be read, not just interpreted. The Bible’s truths are embedded like jewels in the rich strata of story and poetry, metaphor and proverb, parable and letter, satire and symbolism. Paying attention to the literary form of a passage will help you understand the meaning and truth of that passage. How to Read the Bible as Literature takes you through the various literary forms used by the biblical authors. This book will help you read the Bible with renewed appreciation and excitement and gain a more profound grasp of its truths. Designed for maximum clarity and usefulness, How to Read the Bible as Literature includes * sidebar captions to enhance organization * wide margins ideal for note taking * suggestions for further reading * appendix: "The Allegorical Nature of the Parables" * indexes of persons and subjects

Introducing the New Testament

Introducing the New Testament Author John Drane
ISBN-10 9780745955049
Year 2010
Pages 478
Language en
Publisher Lion Books
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John Drane's 'Introducing the New Testament' has long been recognized as probably the most authoritative and accessible survey of the subject, both for students and for general readers. This classic work has been revised and updated, taking full account of recent scholarly developments and archaeological findings. These include areas such as the historical Jesus, the theologies of the four Gospels, and the role of St Paul in the transformation of Christianity from a first century Jewish sect into a separate movement that was to spread throughout the world. This authoritative text has now been further enhanced by the introduction throughout of full colour illustrations and photographs, maps and diagrams.

Listening to the Spirit in the Text

Listening to the Spirit in the Text Author Gordon D. Fee
ISBN-10 0802847579
Year 2000-06-26
Pages 180
Language en
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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For many years Gordon Fee, one of today's foremost evangelical scholars, has been asked to bring his trusted biblical expertise together with his well-known passion for the gospel and the church. Listening to the Spirit in the Text is his answer. Gathered here are Fee's best studies and reflections on the art of attending to the biblical text critically yet with a deep spiritual sensitivity. These insightful chapters cover a wide range of contemporary topics, including the relationship between Bible study and spirituality, gender issues, worship, tongues speaking, church order and leadership, the believer and possessions, and the role of the gospel in our global society.

New Testament Exegesis

New Testament Exegesis Author Gordon D. Fee
ISBN-10 0664223168
Year 2002
Pages 195
Language en
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
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The third edition of this handbook provides a step-by-step guide to writing an exegetical paper on the New Testament. It takes into account the latest advances in methodology as well as resources. 10 illustrations.

The Inventor s Bible

The Inventor s Bible Author Ronald Louis Docie
ISBN-10 1580085660
Year 2004
Pages 362
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business
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You've just invented a new technology, a must-have product. So what now? Patent it? Manufacture it? Sell it? If you're like most would-be Edisons, chances are your stroke of genius will collect dust waiting for you to plot your next move. Fear not, intrepid creator—inventor and author Ronald Louis Docie Sr. shares more than 20 years of valuable insight in this revised and expanded edition of THE INVENTOR'S BIBLE, which now includes a workbook to help you take your ideas from concept to profit. With everything you need to know about marketing, licensing, and selling your invention, this comprehensive handbook will also help you figure out what your invention is worth, which companies might want your ideas, and what steps to take first. You dreamt it, you created it, and it actually works—let THE INVENTOR'S BIBLE pave the way to your first million. Revised and expanded guidebook to protecting, patenting, marketing, and selling inventions. New 64-page pullout workbook walks inventors through each step of the process. Explains how to save thousands of dollars in patent costs. Download the Patent and New Product Marketing Workbook PDF here.Reviews “The book offers an easy-to-understand process for licensing an invention and covers all the necessary steps, from patenting to negotiating a licensing agreement.”—Entrepreneur“Inventor Ronald Docie uses real case studies to tell everything you need to know to market, license, and sell inventions.”—Fort Worth Star–Telegram“[Docie] has written the book on being inventive.”—Country Living Magazine “This is the definitive book on product licensing for the independent inventor!” —Ed Zimmer, The Entrepreneur Network “This remarkable and useful book is also a pleasure to read. Inventors who read THE INVENTOR'S BIBLE and follow its step-by-step instructions can now more easily reap the rewards of their own ingenuity. A must for inventors.”—Hugh Downs, Network news anchor “[A] primer for beginners and a detailed overview for experienced inventors. [The] book makes it easy to research the market, develop a strategy, and take ideas from concept to profit in record time.”—New Equipment Digest “Solid, personal and authentic.”—Miami Herald “Glean advice from the experts and save valuable time and money by accessing the information, tips, and resources listed in this comprehensive inventor's guide.”—HOMEBusiness Journal“Docie presents a refreshingly frank approach to invention development, protection, and marketing. His advice on 'tiered risk' alone may save inventors—both neophytes and seasoned—thousands of dollars as well as invaluable time. His book is a must for the desk of every serious inventor.”—Jack Lander, President, United Inventors Association and VP, Yankee Invention Exposition and Yankee Entrepreneur Workshops “I can recommend THE INVENTOR'S BIBLE without reservation as a most valuable resource for the independent inventor who is looking to develop and bring an invention to market. . . . clearly reflects in-depth and long-time experience in the field of invention development and marketing. It is well written, very readable, and quite thorough in describing what needs to be done by the independent inventor . . . to successfully get an invention into the marketplace. The 'how-to' aspects of THE INVENTOR'S BIBLE are extraordinarily detailed.”—George Lewett, former Director of Technology Evaluation and Assessment, U.S. Department of Commerce“Rarely does a book come along that provides an accurate and thorough explanation of the invention process. The real life stories and quotes not only provide for interesting reading, but also adequately warn inventors of potential pitfalls commonly encountered. I unconditionally recommend to all inventors and businesses.”—Michael S. Neustel, Patent Attorney and Director, National Inventor Fraud Center “Ron has outdone himself! In my opinion THE INVENTOR'S BIBLE can be considered the good book for inventors. What you have here is an excellent guide with rock-solid information that will definitely steer inventors on the right course. But it's also intertwined with Ron's personal experiences, which will help inventors be more realistic. Whether you're thinking of inventing or are already a professional in the inventing field, Ron's book is easy to read and he covers a lot of territory very well. Chock full of information, tips, words of wisdom, and resources, will teach, prod, and motivate readers.”—Stephen Paul Gnass, President/Executive Director, National Congress of Inventor Organizations and Founder, Invention Convention® trade show and inventionconvention.com “THE INVENTOR'S BIBLE takes readers from Genesis through Revelation in the convoluted world of inventing. This is the book that every inventor needs to read. Ron's been there and done that, and now he shares his expertise. Before spending a dime on patents or services, get this book.”—Ed Sobey, Ph.D., President, Northwest Invention Center “I've been an inventor for over 30 years and I believe this book could have saved me much time and heartbreak had I read it when I was beginning my invention career. Please read it and take notes! It is a God send!”—Stanley I. Mason, Inventor of granola bars and disposable diapers, and holder of 55 patents “THE INVENTOR'S BIBLE is an excellent collection of practical information useful to all inventors, based on the author's personal, extensive experience. The text is not presented from a legal viewpoint but rather follows essentially a business and financial path, which an inventor who hopes to be financially successful should consider.”—Don Banner, former Commissioner of the U.S. Patents and Trademark Office “Inventors should add THE INVENTOR'S BIBLE to their bookshelves immediately, but be certain to keep it within easy reach. This book is a powerful compilation of useful advice from one who's already been down the rocky road to invention commercialization. Ron Docie has a lot of experience to share, and he does so in an organized fashion.”—Don Kelly, CEO Academy of Applied Science, Inc. “A must-read book for every independent inventor. His book helps bridge the gap between creativity and marketability, addressing such vital questions as commercialization, market and industry research, and assembling the type of help that can make an invention a profitable reality.”—Invention-protection.com

Grasping God s Word Workbook

Grasping God s Word Workbook Author J. Scott Duvall
ISBN-10 9780310521457
Year 2014-11-04
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Zondervan
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The widely used Grasping God’s Word, now in a revised third edition, teaches the foundational principles and tools of biblical interpretation. J. Scott Duvall, who specializes in New Testament studies, and Old Testament scholar J. Daniel Hays survey numerous biblical passages, demonstrating solid interpretive strategies for understanding the Bible. This workbook is designed to use alongside the Grasping God’s Word textbook, following its structure with activities that offer additional practice for all the elements of faithful scholarship as they are presented. College-level students and other serious learners will have the opportunity to try out their interpretive skills by applying them to specific genres and contexts. Both Grasping God’s Word and Grasping God’s Word Workbook treat Scripture as the solid rock of Christian faith, one that students will grip more easily when they know how to read it, how to interpret it, and how to apply it.

Revelation

Revelation Author Gordon D. Fee
ISBN-10 9780718843359
Year 2014-08-28
Pages 356
Language en
Publisher The Lutterworth Press
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Revelation is a book that many Christians find confusing due to the foreign nature of its apocalyptic imagery. It is a book that has prompted endless discussions about the “end times” with theological divisions forming around epicenters such as the rapture and the millennium. In this book, award winning author Gordon Fee attempts to excavate the layers of symbolic imagery and provide an exposition of Revelation that is clear, easy to follow, convincing, and engaging. Fee shows us how John’s message confronts the world with the Revelation of Jesus Christ so that Christians might see themselves as caught up in the drama of God’s triumph over sin, evil, and death. Fee draws us into the world of John and invites us to see the world through John’s eyes as the morbid realities of this world have the joyous realities of heaven cast over them. In this latest installment in the New Covenant Commentary Series we see one of North America’s best evangelical exegetes at his very best.

Dig Deeper

Dig Deeper Author Nigel Beynon
ISBN-10 9781844746873
Year 2012-12-17
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher SPCK
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It’s all a matter of interpretation. Most conversations I've had with non-Christians about the Bible end up there sooner or later. It’s all a matter of interpretation. Sure, you say it means that Jesus is God and that sex outside marriage is wrong and that heaven is only for Christians, but maybe for me it means that Jesus was just a good teacher and sex with anyone is OK as long as you both want it and heaven is for everybody. It’s all just a matter of interpretation. Actually, we've all been conditioned to think like that. It’s part of the whole philosophical movement called postmodernism, and over the last few decades it has infiltrated the TV shows that we watch and the classrooms that we sit in. Postmodernism teaches that when I come to a piece of literature such as the Bible, what matters is not what it means, but what it means for me. And that might be different from what it means for you. And that's OK. I wonder if you've ever been in a Bible study like this: Leader: Does anyone have any thoughts about verse 1? Person A: I think it’s talking about X, and . . . (blah, blah) . . . Person B: Yes, I see what you’re saying Person A and I totally respect you. For me though it means Y, the opposite of X. Leader: Mmmm. Thank you both. Let s move on to verse 2. That's postmodernism in action. The text means one thing for one person and the complete opposite for another, but both interpretations are to be respected and treated as equally valid. But the apostle Paul doesn't see it like that. He thinks that there is a right and a wrong way to understand the Bible. The book is based on the idea of a toolkit. Each chapter introduces you to a separate tool and explains how it works. Although there are illustrations from the Bible throughout, we'll sometimes spend a bit longer on a Worked example to show you how that particular tool really can help us discover something exciting and relevant that the Bible is saying. Finally, the Dig deeper! boxes give you a chance to practise using the tools for yourself. At the end we've included a brief appendix with a suggestion of how you might use the toolkit concept in your small group.