Engaging the Word Paperback

by Peter M. Phillips

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Looking to share the love and need to read the Bible? This book has an important calling for Christians today to bring more of the Bible into discipleship. 

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Engaging the Word

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  • What part does reading the Bible play in discipleship?
  • A call for people to engage more with the Bible, Peter Phillips' book shows why to champion Biblical literacy
  • You will be equipped not only to read God's word more, but to also encourage others
Peter Phillips is convinced that the Church in the West is not devouring the Bible, it's not meditating on the word, as it should. As a result, Jesus' followers are spiritually malnourished and failing to thrive. Engaging the Word will transform the Bible engagement habits of Christian disciples and leaders. It will make an impact on the spiritual health of the Church and those who follow Jesus - opening up new opportunities for drawing on God's word and new flows of life as a result.

Engaging the Word sets out what we mean by biblical literacy and what it looks like in contemporary Western culture, exploring the benefits of biblical literacy for Christian disciples, and focusing on the benefits for Christian leaders as local theologians and preachers. A series of practical explorations of the role of the Bible will help us reach up to God, reach in to develop our own identity in Christ, and to reach out to others.

Engaging the Word by Peter M. Phillips was published by BRF (The Bible Reading Fellowship) in October 2017 and is our 23110th best seller. The ISBN for Engaging the Word is 9780857465832.

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  • Introduction
  • The Bible and the word of God
  • Biblical literacy
  • The mediated Bible
  • Discipleship and the Bible
  • Reaching up: spirituality
  • Reaching in: congregational well-being
  • Reaching out: engaging the world


This thought-provoking book explores the question of what place the Bible does and should have in Christian discipleship. It combines helpful in-depth thinking with an easy to read accessible style and is well worth a read for anyone reflecting on patterns of Christian discipleship in the 21st century.
Paula Gooder Theologian in Residence at the Bible Society

In this book Pete Philips takes seriously God, the church and the Bible. In doing so there is a challenge for each us as we face the most pressing question facing the church today - how do we share our experience of God? Pete offers grounded ways in which the Good News can be encountered afresh and offered to the world.
Gareth Powell Secretary of the Methodist Conference

Engaging the Word is a must for individual disciples and Christian communities. Here in this book, Pete Phillips uses theology, history and practical wisdom to show why. From the first disciples to the digital disciples of the 21st century there is much to learn.
David Wilkinson, The Principal, St Johns College, Durham University

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Details for Engaging the Word

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBRF (The Bible Reading Fellowship) (October 2017)
Number of Pages160
Height198 mm
Width130 mm
Product Code4518964
Page last updated 25th March 2019
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