What is Contextual Bible Study?
A Practical Guide with Group Studies for Advent and Lent
by John Riches
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Contextual Bible Study (CBS) by John Riches is an exciting approach to group Bible study for beginners, experienced readers and people of all ages and from every walk of life. Contextual Bible Study allows people to shape their understanding of the burning issues of the day. It is a method of Bible Study that both established Christians and those new to the Bible find empowering, insightful and even life-changing. John Riches offers a wealth of practical guidance on how to make CBS work for you, and how to start a CBS group in your local area. It also provides accessible Bible reading material and stimulating questions to use during Lent and Advent, along with inspiring stories of Contextual Bible Study in action. By reading and applying the guidance in this book group Bible study will never be the same again.
What is Contextual Bible Study? by John Riches was published by Spck in September 2010 and is our 26100th best seller. The ISBN for What is Contextual Bible Study? is 9780281061983.
John Riches outlines the use of Contextual Bible Study in different projects mainly in Scotland during the last few years. Two facilitators work with a group through a pre-determined passage of scripture with pre-determined questions. The participants are encouraged to apply the study to modern situations. However it does not appear that the historical context or the theological background are seriously outlined or discussed. Therefore creating a situation where a liberal theology emerges. In addition the studies have been used for political and social action. An example of this is the holding of a Bible study outside Faslane Trident submarine base.
The book does raise the issue of how we can make the Bible more relevant to people today, but there is the need to remember that the Bible is God’s word.
|Page last updated||24th March 2015|
|Author / Artist||John Riches|
|Publisher||Spck (September 2010)|
|Number of Pages||128|