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by David Chapman,Paul R. House,David M. Howard Jr.,Vern Sheridan Poythress,Gordon J. Wenham,John DelHousaye,David Reimer,J. Julius Scott Jr.,Wayne Grudem

Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible: A Guide to Reading the Bible Well download ebook
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1433531623
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978-1433531620
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David Chapman,Paul R. House,David M. Howard Jr.,Vern Sheridan Poythress,Gordon J. Wenham,John DelHousaye,David Reimer,J. Julius Scott Jr.,Wayne Grudem
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Crossway; 1 edition (May 31, 2012)
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David Chapman (PhD, University of Cambridge) is professor of New Testament and Archaeology at. .I recommend the beginning readers of the Bible to pick up this book and browse before starting to read the Bible

David Chapman (PhD, University of Cambridge) is professor of New Testament and Archaeology at Covenant Theological Seminary. He is also the author of Ancient Jewish and Christian Perceptions of Crucifixion. I recommend the beginning readers of the Bible to pick up this book and browse before starting to read the Bible. For those old readers like me, it is also a good guide book to keep nearby. One person found this helpful.

David Chapman (PhD, University of Cambridge) is professor of New Testament and Archaeology at.

See the big-picture storyline of the Bible. Understand the theology of the Old and New Testaments. Read the different sections of Scripture effectively. Know what happened between the testaments. In addition to essays on each genre of the Bible, the book addresses the general Greco-Roman world and specific Jewish groups at the time of the New Testament. To aid in putting Bible passages in context, it also includes timelines of the Old and New Testaments and intertestamental events.

Wayne Grudem, C. John Collins, Thomas R. Schreiner. How do I get more out of my Bible reading? What was going on during the gap between the Old and New Testaments?

Wayne Grudem, C. How do I get more out of my Bible reading? What was going on during the gap between the Old and New Testaments? How do all the books of the Bible fit together as a whole? This book answers these questions and puts clear, readable Bible study aids at your fingertips.

See the big-picture storyline of the Bible Understand the theology of.I’d imagine this book sitting well on someone’s shelf next to his/her Bible and notebook.

See the big-picture storyline of the Bible Understand the theology of the Old and New Testaments Read the different sections of Scripture effectively Know what happened between the testaments In addition to essays on each genre of the Bible, the book addresses the general Greco-Roman world and specific Jewish groups at the time of the New Testament. It is the aim of Understanding the Picture of the Bible: A Guide to Reading the Bible Well to answer those questions and put clear, readable Bible study aids at your fingertips. All quotes are from the back cover. Understand the theology of the Old and New Testaments

See the big-picture storyline of the Bible. Useful as both a general overview of the Bible and as a tool for more specific reference and training, this book will help you grow in your understanding of Scripture and your ability to apply the Bible to life. This book answers these questions and puts clear, readable Bible study aids at your fingertips. See the big-picture storyline of the Bible

Wayne Grudem, C. It contains thirteen essays from some of today’s best evangelical scholars including C. John Collins, Thomas Schreiner, Gordon Wenham, and Darrell Bock, and will help you to: See the big-picture storyline of the Bible.

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See the big-picture storyline of the Bible Understand the theology of the Old and New Testaments Read the different sections of Scripture effectively Know what happened between the testaments.

How do I get more out of my Bible reading?

What was going on during the gap between the Old and New Testaments?

How do all the books of the Bible fit together as a whole?

This book answers these questions and puts clear, readable Bible study aids at your fingertips. It contains thirteen essays from some of today’s best evangelical scholars including C. John Collins, Thomas Schreiner, Gordon Wenham, and Darrell Bock, and will help you to:

See the big-picture storyline of the Bible Understand the theology of the Old and New Testaments Read the different sections of Scripture effectively Know what happened between the testaments

In addition to essays on each genre of the Bible, the book addresses the general Greco-Roman world and specific Jewish groups at the time of the New Testament. To aid in putting Bible passages in context, it also includes timelines of the Old and New Testaments and intertestamental events.

Useful as both a general overview of the Bible and as a tool for more specific reference and training, this book will help you grow in your understanding of Scripture and your ability to apply the Bible to life.

Reviews:
  • Sermak Light
I have a hard time writing this review, because the content of the book is amazing, and I love anything Wayne Grudem does. However, this book is a little bit of a disappointment because it is just a collection of articles from the ESV Study Bible. And this is sad because I own several copies of the ESV Study Bible and I did not think I was getting the same material. If you do not own a ESV Study Bible than by all means buy this. But a word of warning this is all a bunch of repeats. Granted it is repeating important information about the most important information on the planet, but just be warned!
Soli Deo Gloria!
  • Vispel
For those of you who want to read the OT & NT of the Bible, or more specifically, those who want to know the connection between NT & OT, but do not have the expertise or time, this book is a concise and wonderful guide. What I read in this book were not necessarily new materials. Yet, this wonderful book provided the overall theme in the Bible, and how this theme is covered in each section of the Bible. I recommend the beginning readers of the Bible to pick up this book and browse before starting to read the Bible. For those old readers like me, it is also a good guide book to keep nearby.
  • It's so easy
This is a great resource, but why not get the ESV Study Bible, where this material came from? It's cheaper than this book in the Kindle version, anyway. Either way, you won't be disappointed. Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/ESV-Study-Bible-ebook/dp/B001CDWFPC/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1350394368&sr=1-2&keywords=esv
  • Dobpota
I learned a lot from this book. It helped to tie the whole bible TOGETHER. I get so upset when scripture is used out of context and w/ this book not only were passages presented w/ clarity, the whole bible was. Great book
  • Kata
A worthwhile purchase.
  • Vozilkree
Great
  • Cesar
I love receiving Bible study books, study Bibles, and other helps for review! Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible is another great Bible study tool. With articles by the likes of Wayne Grudem, C. John Collins, and Thomas R. Shreiner (among others), this e-book is filled with a wealth of information.
Now, just as fair warning, the information in this e-book is actually found in the ESV Study Bible. So, if you already own that Bible, you may find this book repetitive. I, however, do not own that Bible, so this was all new information to me. The book contains essays on the different sections of the Bible (an essay on the Old Testament as a whole, and essays on the Pentateuch, Historical books, Poetic & Wisdom books, and the Prophetic books, and essay several essays on the New Testament: including The Roman Empire and the Greco Roman Empire at the Time of the New Testament, The Time Between the Testaments, Jewish Groups at the Time of the New Testament, and much more).

There are also three differnent timelines included in this book to help you better understand the events of the Bible: Old Testament Time Line, Intertestamental Events Time Line, and New Testament Time Line. At the beginning of the book there's also an essay called "An Overview of the Bible's Storyline," by Vern S. Poythress.

These essays do a good job of walking you through the entire Bible. They are not "light reading." By that I mean, I had trouble concentrating while watching the children, etc. These are definitely essays to read during a quiet time when you can concentrate. But they are definitely interesting reading.

I received a copy of this e-book, free of charge, from Beyond the Page in exchange for my honest review.
This helpful little book offers a depth of insight into ways of reading Scripture that help us to hear an integrated word echoing across the pages. One of the things I like about this text is that it gives readers access to wide range of great Biblical thinkers who open the depths and riches of the Scripture. The essays give access to some of the great contemporary Biblical scholarship but in a popular style that is easily accessible. At the same time, readers may want to follow the writers into further depth of exploration in some of their other works. I think the compact length of the essays makes also makes it easy for almost any reader to get a quick snapshot of the key ideas for each particular theme.

Poythress opens with a quick overview of how Jesus Christ forms the center of God's plan for redeeming for the whole earth. Poythress shows how the light of Christ shines across all the pages of Scripture. Collins introduces a way of reading the Old Testament as biblical theology by offering a range of themes the shine out through the covenantal storyline of the Old Testament. While not all passages in the OT are stories, they fit "in relation to its overarching story." I happen to love all of Wenham's writing on the torah, and his essay on Pentateuch is a great introduction to his through on torah as God's instruction. The quality of writing and writers is consistent throughout the book.

Several reviewers have pointed out that this book is merely collection of essays extracted from the ESV Study Bible. When I began reading the essays, I did not realize that these essays were extracted from the ESV Study Bible. In spite of that, I would still recommend this book as a separate book of essays. First, you don't have to buy the study bible to get the richness of the essays. Secondly, I think the volume is a perfect size for a small group to read the essays and discuss together. I also think this is a great text for church classes wanting to do a study on "How to Read the Bible." At the same time, if you are studying one particular section of Scripture, this would be a handy volume for a quick snapshot to help your imagination. For instance, Delhousaye offers insights into the key Jewish groups who formed the backdrop of the world in Palestine. Shreiner, Bock, and Johnson open up some big themes underly and emerge in the texts of the NT.

I think this is a great introduction to Scripture study and highly recommend.

Note - I received a copy of this book as part of the Vine review program.