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Reading The New Testament For The First Time

Author : Ronald J. Allen
ISBN : 9780802867353
Genre : Religion
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The purpose of this book is to introduce the New Testament to those who have never read it. Ronald Allen offers a truly elementary guide to the New Testament's world, its story, and its message. Reading the New Testament for the First Time walks readers through the New Testament, covering key topics like these: how to find one's way around the New Testament how and when the New Testament was written important characters like Jesus, Paul, and the twelve disciples big ideas found in the New Testament such as love, righteousness, and the realm of God how to apply the New Testament to our lives today and much more!

Reading The Bible Again For The First Time

Author : Marcus J. Borg
ISBN : 9780061763441
Genre : Religion
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One of the vital challenges facing thoughtful people today is how to read the Bible faithfully without abandoning our sense of truth and history. Reading the Bible Again for the First Time provides a much-needed solution to the problem of how to have a fully authentic yet contemporary understanding of the scriptures. Many mistakenly believe there are no choices other than fundamentalism or simply rejecting the Bible as something that can bring meaning to our lives. Answering this modern dilemma, acclaimed author Marcus Borg reveals how it is possible to reconcile the Bible with both a scientific and critical way of thinking and our deepest spiritual needs, leading to a contemporary yet grounded experience of the sacred texts. This seminal book shows you how to read the Bible as it should be examined—in an approach the author calls "historical-metaphorical." Borg explores what the Scriptures meant to the ancient communities that produced and lived by them. He then helps us to discover the meaning of these stories, providing the knowledge and perspective to make the wisdom of the Bible an essential part of our modern lives. The author argues that the conventional way of seeing the Bible's origin, authority, and interpretation has become unpersuasive to millions of people in our time, and that we need a fresh way of encountering the Bible that takes the texts seriously but not literally, even as it takes seriously who we have become. Borg traces his personal spiritual journey, describing for readers how he moved from an unquestioning childhood belief in the biblical stories to a more powerful and dynamic relationship with the Bible as a sacred text brimming with meaning and guidance. Using his own experience as an example, he reveals how the modern crisis of faith is itself rooted in the misinterpretation of sacred texts as historical record and divine dictation, and opens readers to a truer, more abundant perspective. This unique book invites everyone—whatever one's religious background—to engage the Bible, wrestle with its meaning, explore its mysteries, and understand its relevance. Borg shows us how to encounter the Bible in a fresh way that rejects the limits of simple literalism and opens up rich possibilities for our lives.

Reading The Bible Again And Seeing It For The First Time

Author : Donald W. Haynes
ISBN : 9781524577582
Genre : Religion
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Biblical literacy is fundamental to ones religious quest or spiritual journey. Many readers with good intentions get lost or get bogged down, trying to read through the Bible on their own. If so, this is your book! For each of the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament, this book has an introduction, its historical and cultural setting, a chapter-by-chapter synopsis of its content, its eternal truths that supersede time, and golden texts that are worthy of your memorization! If you want to see the Bible in the context of its geopolitical world, this is your book! If you need to extract the eternal truths that supersede the biblical culture, this is your book! If youd like to have a personal Bible of memorable golden texts, this is your book! If you need help as a teacher or preacher, this is your book! If you need to enhance your understanding of the Bible as the Word of God for the people of God, this is your book! This book reflects excellent scholarship, but it is designed for all ages and stagesfrom millennials to octogenarians!

Reading The Bible For The First Time

Author : John Goldingay
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Meet God Again For The First Time

Author : Jon Paulien
ISBN : 0828017689
Genre : Bible
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The author looks at God's patterns in the Bible and His great saving deeds, and finds that the Bible is about telling and retelling the story of the God of promise and covenant who keeps working toward His ultimate goal--the restoration of Eden. He concludes that Jesus fulfills the longings of the Jewish Scriptures and explains how the law brings freedom and how our assurance of salvation flows from God's justice.

Reading The New Testament

Author : John Court
ISBN : 9781134850112
Genre : History
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Reading the New Testament is the lead volume to the successful New Testament Readings Series. It analyzes the many ways in which the New Testament can be read and interpreted. Rather than prescribing one 'correct' way of reading, this study offers an overview of and introduction to the most influential theories of recent scholarship, discussing the background against which such theories are developed. It shows the advantages of combining methods of reading, thus stimulating an interaction between various approaches, illustrated by the individual volumes in the series. This is an important addition to New Testament literature, offering the student of religion a comprehensive overview of the methods and approaches used by scholars in the field.

Reading The New Testament

Author : Pheme Perkins
ISBN : 9780809147861
Genre : Religion
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Reading the New Testament is an excellent introduction to the New Testament by a prominent scholar who is able to communicate its main the structure of the book, has been rewritten extensively, updating the information and incorporating the results of new biblical approaches and research.

Nirv Precious Princess Bible Ebook

Author : Zondervan,
ISBN : 9780310729839
Genre : Bibles
File Size : 43. 23 MB
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Perfect for every little princess, this Bible includes the complete New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)—the NIV for kids! Written at a third grade reading level, this translation is easy for her to explore God's word. The twelve colorful tip-in pages will delight little girls with Bible verses that assure her she is God’s precious princess, describe the characteristics of a princess, and list the princesses and queens mentioned in the Bible. The compact size is ideal to carry everywhere. Other features include: - Dictionary for explaining difficult words - 100 Famous Bible Stories - Easy-to-read type size

Reading Other Wise

Author : Gerald O. West
ISBN : 9781589832732
Genre : Religion
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Nirv Holy Bible Ebook

Author : Various Authors,
ISBN : 9780310299943
Genre : Bibles
File Size : 43. 27 MB
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This Bible uses the full text of the New International Reader’s Version® written at the third-grade reading level — the youngest reading level of any translation. Like the NIV on which it is based, the NIrV combines great accuracy and readability. It simply goes further to make the Bible understandable, even to those as young as age six. It’s the perfect chance for beginning readers to embark on their exploration of the Bible. Special features include: Book Introductions—provide the main theme of the book and an outline of the contents; Dictionary—to key Bible words for quick reference; Reading Plan—150 famous Bible stories providing a great overview of Scripture.

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