Practical Help for Bible Reading
For thirty years, people have looked to How To Read the Bible for All Its Worth for help in understanding how to read and interpret the Bible. Affirming that "the Bible need not be an obscure book if studied and read properly," authors Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart explain how to do just that. Best of all, they do it in a way anyone can understand—no seminary degree required! Explaining the differences between various genres of material in the Bible (Narrative, Poetry, Gospels, Epistles, etc.), Fee and Stuart explain how to understand what the text meant to its original audience and what it means for us today. This modern classic is now in its third edition, updated to address the challenges contemporary readers face, as well as to cross-reference it with a companion volume.
How To Read the Bible Book by Book is that companion volume. In this second How To book, Fee and Stuart offer a guided tour through each book of the Old and New Testaments, orienting the reader to its central themes and notable characteristics. Each chapter contains a concise, chapter-by-chapter summary of the book's contents. Where the first book teaches important concepts and offers numerous examples, the second book ensures that you know how to apply those concepts to whichever passage you happen to study.
How To Read the Bible for All Its Worth stressed the importance of a good translation as the "basic tool" of Bible study, yet recent years have seen a proliferation of new translations and growing confusion as to what constitutes a "good translation."
In How to Choose a Translation for All Its Worth, Gordon Fee and Mark Strauss offer "an authoritative guide through the maze of translations issues, written in language that everyday Bible readers can understand."
The Accordance editions of these books have been extensively hyperlinked to Scripture, to each other, and to other Accordance resources. You can purchase each one separately, or save by purchasing the set.
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