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How to Read the Bible

21 Nourishing Ways to Read the Bible [Paperback]

by Miranda Threlfall-Holmes

Average rating of5.0from (2)reviews

There's more than one way to read the Bible. With How to Eat Bread you'll gain a broader set of ways to read the Bible through church history and theology.

  • Want to get more from your bible reading?

  • How to Eat Bread uses Theology and Church History to broaden your reading

  • You'll find the freedom to read the Bible in new, invigorating ways

  • Author

    Miranda Threlfall-Holmes

  • Book Format

    Paperback / softback

  • Publisher

    John Murray Press

  • Published

    June 2021

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How to Read the Bible

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‘a fiercely intelligent theologian and historian’ – The Independent

Miranda gives us the confidence to sit and taste the Bible’s profound and life-changing goodness.’ – Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York

As a vicar, Miranda Threlfall-Holmes is used to being asked to recommend a book on how and why to read the Bible. Filling the gap between popular Bible reading notes and more academic books, How to Eat Bread is the book she’d give to anyone wanting to explore the Bible as part of their faith. Its three main sections delve into the rich heritage of how Christians have read the Bible down the ages:

From the Larder – ways that scripture itself uses other parts of scripture, or models and demonstrates different ways of reading

Grandma’s Recipe Book – historical methods of biblical interpretation

Molecular Gastronomy – the insights and methods of modern theological hermeneutics

Encouraging readers to try out a variety of tried and tested ways of Bible reading, experiment with different ingredients and sample the results, How to Eat Bread is a refreshingly hands-on approach to understanding this ancient library of texts.

‘exhilarating and hands-on … Miranda Threlfall-Holmes provides a fantastic guide’ – Fergus Butler-Gallie

Miranda Threlfall-Holmes is a well-known writer and public speaker, and is currently Team Rector of the St Luke in the City, Liverpool. She is passionate about popularising and explaining complex ideas for a non-specialist audience and has written for publications including the Church Times and the Guardian. She is the author of five previous books: an academic monograph Monks and Markets (OUP, 2005); two textbooks, Being A Chaplain (SPCK, 2011) and The Essential History of Christianity (SPCK, 2012); and the Prayer Experiment series for SPCK.


  • Author

    Miranda Threlfall-Holmes

  • Book Format

    Paperback / softback

  • Publisher

    John Murray Press

  • Published

    June 2021

  • Weight


  • Page Count


  • Dimensions

    134 x 214 x 16 mm

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  • Author/Creator: Miranda Threlfall-Holmes

  • ISBN: 9781529364477

  • Publisher: John Murray Press

  • Release Date: June 2021

  • Weight: 200g

  • Dimensions: 134 x 214 x 16 mm

  • Eden Code: 5304445


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2 months ago


A helpful book which gives you new insights into the Bible and leaves you with plenty of points to think about. What I found helpful was the reminder to see that there is a continuity in the Bible - focusing on the New Testament only means you miss a lot of the groundwork in the Old Testament, and paying attention to the Gospels, while good in itself, needs the contributions obtained from the Epistles, even if some of them are not easy reading. I also found the discussion points at the ends of the chapters, although intended for group discussion, made good points for self reflection.

Peter Littleford

Peter Littleford


2 years ago


Very readable. Well constructed. A beautiful guide

Geoffrey Mercer

Geoffrey Mercer


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