Sixty-six books written by forty people over nearly 2,000 years, in two languages and several different genres. A worldwide bestseller published in countless sizes and bindings, translations and languages. Sworn by in court, fought over by religious people, quoted in arguments. The Bible is clearly no ordinary book. How can you begin to read and understand it as a whole?
In this excellent overview, Vaughan Roberts gives you the big picture—showing how the different parts of the Bible fit together under the theme of the kingdom of God. He provides both the encouragement and the tools to help you read the Bible with confidence and understanding. And he points you to the Bible's supreme subject, Jesus Christ, and the salvation God offers through him.
About the Author
Vaughan Roberts is rector of St Ebbe's Church, Oxford, and a founding member of "9:38," which encourages people to consider full-time gospel ministry. He is also the author of Life's Big Questions and God's Big Design.
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: October 2003
ISBN 10: 0830853642
ISBN 13: 9780830853649
Staff Review: Imagine that you have been asked to give a book report about an Agatha Christie murder mystery. The group wants you to tell them what the book is about. Now imagine that you have only been given one chapter out of the book to read. Obviously you would find it impossible to complete your task. You might find out that the butler did it, but not be able to tell who the butler is or what he did!
According to Vaughan Roberts, this is the way far too many Christians approach their Bibles. They read an individual verse or passage or chapter and try to interpret it on its own. However, so doing not only misses the forest for the trees, it loses the significance of even the individual trees.
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