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Reading The New Testament For The First Time

Author : Ronald J. Allen
ISBN : 9780802867353
Genre : Religion
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The purpose of this book is to introduce the New Testament to those who have never read it. Ronald Allen offers a truly elementary guide to the New Testament's world, its story, and its message. Reading the New Testament for the First Time walks readers through the New Testament, covering key topics like these: how to find one's way around the New Testament how and when the New Testament was written important characters like Jesus, Paul, and the twelve disciples big ideas found in the New Testament such as love, righteousness, and the realm of God how to apply the New Testament to our lives today and much more!

Reading The Bible Again And Seeing It For The First Time

Author : Donald W. Haynes
ISBN : 9781524577582
Genre : Religion
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Biblical literacy is fundamental to ones religious quest or spiritual journey. Many readers with good intentions get lost or get bogged down, trying to read through the Bible on their own. If so, this is your book! For each of the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament, this book has an introduction, its historical and cultural setting, a chapter-by-chapter synopsis of its content, its eternal truths that supersede time, and golden texts that are worthy of your memorization! If you want to see the Bible in the context of its geopolitical world, this is your book! If you need to extract the eternal truths that supersede the biblical culture, this is your book! If youd like to have a personal Bible of memorable golden texts, this is your book! If you need help as a teacher or preacher, this is your book! If you need to enhance your understanding of the Bible as the Word of God for the people of God, this is your book! This book reflects excellent scholarship, but it is designed for all ages and stagesfrom millennials to octogenarians!

Reading The Bible For The First Time

Author : John Goldingay
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Covenant Documents

Author : Wayne Brouwer
ISBN : 1934269603
Genre : Religion
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How did the Bible get its start? Where did its various writings come from, and why were they collected together as a single volume of religious "scripture"? What is the background to the individual writings, and what key themes run through them? In "Covenant Documents: Reading the Bible Again for the First Time," Wayne Brouwer helps us peek behind the familiar pages and find historical, literary and contextual information that bring new vibrancy to old words. Beginning with the premise that the internal testimony of the Bible's earliest chapters assumes a formative event between Israel and its God, Brouwer shows how the various writings fit patterns of ancient covenant documents. Launching from this fascinating history, he provides background information, literary structure and style, and cultural dynamics that enliven the reading and rereading of the most famous book in the world. Part introduction, part overview, part handbook, "Covenant Documents" serves as a great textbook for introductory courses in biblical literature and Christian doctrine. It also functions as a sourcebook for pastors and teachers, and even a guide for Bible study groups. Wayne Brouwer is a professor in the Religion Department and the Studies in Ministry Department of Hope College. He is also on the faculty of Western Theological Seminary, which is in Holland, Michigan as well. He has served as lead pastor in three congregations and has taught in various colleges and seminaries internationally. He holds degrees from Dordt College (A.B.), Calvin Theological Seminary (M.Div., Th.M.) and McMaster University (M.A., Ph.D.). He has published over 700 articles and more than a dozen books, including "Political Religion" and "Being a Believer" in an Unbelieving World.

Reading The Bible Again For The First Time

Author : Marcus J. Borg
ISBN : 9780061763441
Genre : Religion
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One of the vital challenges facing thoughtful people today is how to read the Bible faithfully without abandoning our sense of truth and history. Reading the Bible Again for the First Time provides a much-needed solution to the problem of how to have a fully authentic yet contemporary understanding of the scriptures. Many mistakenly believe there are no choices other than fundamentalism or simply rejecting the Bible as something that can bring meaning to our lives. Answering this modern dilemma, acclaimed author Marcus Borg reveals how it is possible to reconcile the Bible with both a scientific and critical way of thinking and our deepest spiritual needs, leading to a contemporary yet grounded experience of the sacred texts. This seminal book shows you how to read the Bible as it should be examined—in an approach the author calls "historical-metaphorical." Borg explores what the Scriptures meant to the ancient communities that produced and lived by them. He then helps us to discover the meaning of these stories, providing the knowledge and perspective to make the wisdom of the Bible an essential part of our modern lives. The author argues that the conventional way of seeing the Bible's origin, authority, and interpretation has become unpersuasive to millions of people in our time, and that we need a fresh way of encountering the Bible that takes the texts seriously but not literally, even as it takes seriously who we have become. Borg traces his personal spiritual journey, describing for readers how he moved from an unquestioning childhood belief in the biblical stories to a more powerful and dynamic relationship with the Bible as a sacred text brimming with meaning and guidance. Using his own experience as an example, he reveals how the modern crisis of faith is itself rooted in the misinterpretation of sacred texts as historical record and divine dictation, and opens readers to a truer, more abundant perspective. This unique book invites everyone—whatever one's religious background—to engage the Bible, wrestle with its meaning, explore its mysteries, and understand its relevance. Borg shows us how to encounter the Bible in a fresh way that rejects the limits of simple literalism and opens up rich possibilities for our lives.

Reading Luke For The First Time

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ISBN : 9781587684944
Genre : RELIGION
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Genesis

Author : Hermann Gunkel
ISBN : 9783525516515
Genre : Bible
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Covenant Documents Second Edition

Author : Wayne Brouwer
ISBN : 1626614148
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In "Covenant Documents: Reading the Bible Again for the First Time," Wayne Brouwer helps us peek behind the familiar pages and find historical, literary and contextual information that bring new vibrancy to old words. Beginning with the premise that the internal testimony of the Bible s earliest chapters assumes a formative event between Israel and its God, Brouwer shows how the various writings fit patterns of ancient covenant documents. Launching from this fascinating history, the text provides background information, literary structure and style, and cultural dynamics that enliven the reading and rereading of the most famous book in the world. Part introduction, part overview, part handbook, "Covenant Documents" serves as a great textbook for introductory courses in biblical literature and Christian doctrine. It also functions as a sourcebook for pastors and teachers, and even a guide for Bible study groups. Wayne Brouwer is a professor in the Religion Department and the Studies in Ministry Department of Hope College. He is also on the faculty of Western Theological Seminary, which is in Holland, Michigan as well. He has served as lead pastor in three congregations and has taught in various colleges and seminaries internationally. He holds degrees from Dordt College (A.B.), Calvin Theological Seminary (M.Div., Th.M.) and McMaster University (M.A., Ph.D.). He has published over 700 articles and more than a dozen books, including "Political Religion and Being a Believer in an Unbelieving World.""

Getting To Know The New Testament

Author : Stephen H. Travis
ISBN : 1894667344
Genre : Religion
File Size : 37. 87 MB
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Many people today are discovering in the Bible the message which brings them closer to Christ, the giver of life in all its fullness. But do they really understand what they are reading? In writing this book Stephen Travis has tried to imagine people getting involved in Bible reading groups, perhaps for the first time and sets out what he would want to share with them if they were generous enough to give him nine or ten weekly sessions to explain how the New Testament may be approached. There are difficulties in understanding most books, especially an ancient book such as the New Testament; but rather than concentrate on the difficulties to be overcome before starting, the author offers straightforward encouragement to those who want to learn directly by reading the New Testament itself. He tackles such questions as understanding the Gospels and Epistles and the relevance of the New Testament to Christian belief, spirituality and behaviour. At the end of the book are suggestions about basic helps to Bible study. STEPHEN H. TRAVIS is Vice-Principal of St. John's College in Nottingham, Englad. His other books include Christ Will Come Again and The Bible in Time.

Meet God Again For The First Time

Author : Jon Paulien
ISBN : 0828017689
Genre : Bible
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The author looks at God's patterns in the Bible and His great saving deeds, and finds that the Bible is about telling and retelling the story of the God of promise and covenant who keeps working toward His ultimate goal--the restoration of Eden. He concludes that Jesus fulfills the longings of the Jewish Scriptures and explains how the law brings freedom and how our assurance of salvation flows from God's justice.

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