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Denominations from evangelical to mainline continue to experience deep divisions over universal social issues. The underlying debate isn’t about a particular social issue, but instead it is about how we understand the nature of scripture and how we should interpret it. The world’s bestselling, most-read, and most-loved book is also one of the most confusing. In Making Sense of the Bible, Adam Hamilton, one of the country’s leading pastors and Christian authors, addresses the hot-button issues that plague the church and cultural debate, and answers many of the questions frequently asked by Christians and non-Christians alike. Did God really command Moses to put gay people to death? Did Jesus really teach that everyone who is not a Christian will be assigned to hell? Why would Paul command women to “keep silent in the church?” Were Adam and Eve real people? Is the book of Revelation really about the end times? Who decided which books made it into the scriptures and why? Is the Bible ever wrong? In approachable and inviting language, Hamilton addresses these often misunderstood biblical themes leading readers to a deeper appreciation of the Bible so that we might hear God speak through it and find its words to be life-changing and life-giving.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Adam Hamilton
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 2014-03-18
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062234971

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In this six week video study, Adam Hamilton explores the key points in his new book, Making Sense of the Bible. With the help of this Leader Guide, groups learn from Hamilton as his video presentations lead groups through the book, focusing on the most important questions we ask about the Bible, its origins and meaning.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Adam Hamilton
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Release: 2014-09-15
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781501801327

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Indicates how current trends in scriptural scholarship may benefit modern faith.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Antony F. Campbell
Publisher: Paulist Press
Release: 2010
File: 306 Pages
ISBN-13: 0809146347

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A noted biblical scholar explores three questions Christians often ask about the Old Testament and provides answers that are both satisfying and understandable.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Tremper Longman
Publisher: Baker Academic
Release: 1999-02-01
File: 156 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780801058288

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I Want to Read the Bible, but Where Do I Start? The Bible can seem like an intimidating book, but it may be easier to understand than you think. Making Sense of the Bible will teach you how to enjoy studying it on your own. David Whitehead has been helping people engage with the Bible for years, including through his popular website, The Daily Bible Verse. The Bible is an incredible gift from God to you, and this brief "user's manual" will teach you how to get the most out of it. Perfect for individual or group use, this book answers basic questions like how to know which Bible version is right for you, and from there introduces you to its stories, people, and major themes. In the end, reading the Bible isn't just about knowledge, it's about connecting with the God who speaks through His Word. Let this engaging book help you hear what He wants to tell you.

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Genre: Religion
Author: David Whitehead
Publisher: Baker Books
Release: 2014-08-12
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781441264022

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Focusing on the eight major literary forms in the Bible--wisdom literature, liturgical materials, quasi-historical material, prophetic writings, collections of laws and precepts, apocalyptic literature, letters, and Gospels--Johnson describes each form's central features to give readers a sense of what to expect from each and how to approach it.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Marshall D. Johnson
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Release: 2002-03-13
File: 161 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:49015002801141

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The Bible is the sure Word of God, a help and guide for our everyday life. But it's also filled with bewildering diversity--poetry, history, and letters written by dozens of people in several languages. What do the exodus, covenant, and priesthood have to do with grace, faith, and discipleship? What possible connection can there be between Sinai and Golgotha? How do we get from the Garden of Eden to the New Jerusalem? This accessible introduction to the Bible emphasizes the unity within its diversity. The Symphony of Scripture traces the great biblical themes in their recurring rhythms and patterns, helping the reader see and appreciate God's grand, overarching design for His creation.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Mark Strom
Publisher: Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing Company
Release: 2001-06-01
File: 286 Pages
ISBN-13: 0875521924

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This accessible volume offers readers clear and concise answers to alleged major Bible difficulties from Genesis to Revelation, staunchly defending the authority and inspiration of Scripture. Written in a problem/solution format, the book covers dozens of questions--old and new--that critics and doubters raise about the Bible. Multipurpose in scope and user-friendly in format, in many ways Making Sense of Bible Difficulties offers the resources of five books in one: • a critical commentary on the whole Bible • an apologetics text • a Bible difficulties reference • a theology manual treating important doctrines • a handbook on verses misused by cults

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Genre: Religion
Author: Norman L. Geisler
Publisher: Baker Books
Release: 2009-10-01
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 0801071887

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Genre: Bible
Author: Helen-Ann Hartley
Publisher:
Release: 2011-01-01
File: 88 Pages
ISBN-13: 0281064059

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It was God himself who established at just the right times in progressive revelation the guidelines for the relationships between man and his holy God and with one's fellow man through eight covenants. They gave Israel and all readers of Scripture glimpses of the character of God, who is full of mercy, grace, and truth, and, quizzically, justice at the same time. Encoded in the ceremonial laws of one of those covenants establishing how sinful man should approach a holy God is the foreshadowing of the promised Redeemer who will one day reverse the curse of original sin and all its consequences. The reader will see God's complete redemption plan typified in the seven Feasts of the LORD, which prefigure the Redeemer's ministry in both his First and Second Advents. And finally, the Redeemer's sacrifice on the cross of Calvary, which ultimately accomplished man's reconciliation and atonement to God and simultaneously appeased God's righteous wrath against sin and sinner, was prefigured in the five types of sacrifice performed both at the wilderness tabernacle and in the Jerusalem temple centuries later. All this is easily missed by a mere reading through Scripture or by studying individual Books because the student-reader is typically focused on the people and events of that moment in time, often unaware of the subtle but more significant inferences to God's overarching concern: How can sinful man be reconciled to a holy God? The Bible is an epic told in four movements: Creation, Fall, Redemption and Glory. The first two movements are told in the first three chapters of the Bible. The last movement, glory, is told primarily in the last three chapters of the Bible. Almost everything in-between is God's redemption story. This book has broken down those four movements into eleven themes: Creation, Corruption, Contumacy, Catastrophe, Confusion, Calling, Charter, Christ, Cross, Church and Consummation. All eleven of these either point to or are fulfilled in Christ, the promised Redeemer, and were prefigured by the eight covenants, the five sacrifices, and the Seven Feasts of the LORD. Together they tell the story of a loving God reaching down from the heights of heaven to pave the way to reconciliation and restored fellowship. Christ is the tie that binds all eleven of these themes together and it is he in whom all Scripture finds its purpose and meaning.

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Author: Dan Faust
Publisher:
Release: 2020-06-26
File: 345 Pages
ISBN-13: 9798656449601

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