Read the Bible Smarter, Not Harder Paperback

Exploring the Stories Behind the Books

by Christopher R. Smith;

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Read the Bible Smarter, Not Harder

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There is an increasing recognition that we need to engage the Bible as a collection of books. But we haven't been taught to read or study the Bible on the book level. Almost all of our approaches to the Bible are based on chapters, verses, or sections, so how do we change this?

The units of meaning in the Bible are not chapters, or verses, or topical sections, but the literary compositions that God inspired to create the Scriptures. If we want to know the meaning of God's word, we need to engage these compositions on their own terms. This means understanding why they were written, what kind of writing they are, how they are put together, and what major themes and ideas they develop and pursue. This book answers these questions for each of the books in the Bible by presenting expanded versions of the book introductions included in The Books of The Bible, an edition of the Scriptures from Biblica that presents the biblical books in their natural literary form, without chapters and verses.

Read the Bible Smarter, Not Harder by Christopher R. Smith was published by IVP (USA) in October 2011. The ISBN for Read the Bible Smarter, Not Harder is 9780830857425.

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Details for Read the Bible Smarter, Not Harder

Page last updated 15th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherIVP (USA) (October 2011)
Number of Pages165
Thickness15 mm
Height211 mm
Width137 mm
Product Code4034546
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