The Quick-Start Guide to the Whole Bible

Understanding the Big Picture Book-by-Book

Author: Dr. William H. Marty,Dr. Boyd Seevers

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441264000

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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A Friendly Overview of Every Book of the Bible Reading the Bible can be intimidating. Made up of sixty-six "books" ranging in subject matter from history to instruction, from poetry to prophecy, this all-time bestseller is frequently misunderstood, even by those who read it regularly. In this easy-to-read handbook, two respected Bible professors will help you make sense of the Bible, book-by-book. Using a conversational tone, they cut right to the heart of the matter, focusing on two main questions: "What does it say?" and "Why does it matter?" Whether you're a seasoned reader of Scripture or reading it for the first time, you're sure to come away with a better understanding of what the Bible is all about and why it is the most important book you'll ever read.
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The Quick Reference Guide to the Catholic Bible

Author: Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan

Publisher: The Word Among Us Press

ISBN: 1593254598

Category: Religion

Page: 260

View: 6194

How many times have you wanted some context and background about a book of the Bible but didn’t have the time to wade through a long commentary? The Quick Reference Guide to the Catholic Bible is a concise guide that is meant to orient you as you read the various books of the Bible—something you can keep by your side and glance at quickly before going back to your prayer. This reference guide features • Introductions and a glossary for each major section of the Scriptures; • An “At a Glance” section summarizing key attributes of each book; • Presentation of the book’s structure, content, major themes, and the consensus opinion about the human author; • The literary form of the book; • Key passages of each book, including the most famous references; • A “Food for Thought” section intended to lead readers to meditate on what the book means for their own lives. This is a reference guide you will want to have with you every time you open the Bible!
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The Whole Bible Story

Everything That Happens in the Bible in Plain English

Author: Dr. William H. Marty

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493410687

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 7976

The Bible tells a story. The events of the Bible are exciting and awe inspiring, but often the story can get lost among the laws, genealogies, and poetry. Here, Dr. William Marty retells the entire story of the Bible in one easy-to-read, chronological account. All the stories you remember, and many of those you don't, are part of one grand narrative. It's the page-turning story of God's pursuit of you--one you'll want to read again and again. Now fully illustrated.
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The Quick-Start Beginner's Guide to the Bible

*Easy-To-Use *Fact-Filled *Life-Changing

Author: J Stephen Lang

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736954333

Category:

Page: 240

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From the author of the bestselling "Complete Book of Bible Trivia" (over 700,000 copies sold) comes this instant reference guide to God's Word. This is the perfect foundational book for anyone who wants to learn about the Bible, its books, and the wonderful treasures within. Not everyone knows what the Bible is, why it was written, how chapter and verse numbers work, and why we even read it today. In this helpful guide, author Stephen J. Lang answers many key questions, including... What are the books in the Bible named for? Why are there two testaments? Why are there so many versions? What do the chapter and verse numbers mean? Is the Bible the only "holy" book? This is an ideal resource for anyone who has never used the Bible before, as well as for new believers. It will give them a running start on getting to know the God who loves them, and understanding the written Word He has given them.
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Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job (Reasons to Believe)

How the Oldest Book in the Bible Answers Today's Scientific Questions

Author: Hugh Ross

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441234322

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Arguably the oldest book in the Bible, the book of Job has a surprising amount to say about some of the newest scientific discoveries and controversies. Far from a book that is just about suffering, Job is filled with rich insight into both ancient and modern questions about the formation of the world the difference between animals and humans cosmology dinosaurs and the fossil record how to care for creation and more With careful consideration and exegesis, internationally known astrophysicist and Christian apologist Hugh Ross adds yet another compelling argument to the case for the veracity of the biblical commentary on the history of the universe, Earth, life, and humanity. Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job shows that the Bible is an accurate predictor of scientific discoveries and a trustworthy source of scientific information, and that both the book of Scripture and the book of nature are consistent both internally and externally.
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How to Read the Bible Book by Book

A Guided Tour

Author: Gordon D. Fee

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310853648

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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A Guided Tour from Genesis through Revelation Reading the Bible need not be a haphazard journey through strange and bewildering territory. Like an experienced tour guide, How to Read the Bible Book by Book takes you by the hand and walks you through the Scriptures. For each book of the Bible, the authors start with a quick snapshot, then expand the view to help you better understand its key elements and how it fits into the grand narrative of the Bible. Written by two top evangelical scholars, this survey is designed to get you actually reading the Bible knowledgeably and understanding it accurately. In an engaging, conversational style, Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart take you through a given book of the Bible using their unique, progressive approach: • Orienting Data—Concise info bytes that form a thumbnail of the book • Overview—A brief panorama that introduces key concepts and themes and important landmarks in the book • Specific Advice for Reading—Pointers for accurately understanding the details and message of the book in context with the circumstances surrounding its writing • A Walk Through—The actual section-by-section tour that helps you see both the larger landscape of the book and how its various parts work together to form the whole. Here you are taken by the hand and told, “Look at this!” How to Read the Bible Book by Book can be used as a companion to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. It also stands on its own as a reliable guide to reading and understanding the Bible for yourself.
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MacArthur's Quick Reference Guide to the Bible

Author: John F. MacArthur

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418535923

Category: Religion

Page: 364

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Noted pastor/teacher John MacArthur takes you through the key aspects of the Bible in this guide for students. For all 66 books, key doctrines, highlighted people, geographic, historical, and cultural background, cross references, how Christ is pictured, character/attributes of God, explanations of key words and interpretive challenges will be examined.In addition, the guide will include: "Why I Believe the Bible" How to interpret each type of literature Charts, timelines, maps "Where to Find It" index of favorite passages and key Bible events, stories, and teachings Doctrinal studies (concise, with references and brief explanations) Index of people in the Bible Topical Index "How to Study the Bible" article
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The Complete Guide to the Bible

Author: Stephen M. Miller

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 1607423197

Category: Religion

Page: 528

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Interesting to read and easy to consult, The Complete Guide to the Bible is a reliable, jargon-free handbook for average people who want to better understand the entire Bible. Captivating writing along with beautifully designed and illustrated pages entice readers into the book and keep them lingering throughout its 512 pages. This latest project from Steve Miller, author of the best-selling Who's Who and Where's Where in the Bible, provides both the big-picture view of the whole Bible and its individual books, as well as fascinating detail on particular passages and topics.
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The Quick Reference Guide to the Catholic Bible

Author: Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan

Publisher: The Word Among Us Press

ISBN: 1593254598

Category: Religion

Page: 260

View: 3452

How many times have you wanted some context and background about a book of the Bible but didn’t have the time to wade through a long commentary? The Quick Reference Guide to the Catholic Bible is a concise guide that is meant to orient you as you read the various books of the Bible—something you can keep by your side and glance at quickly before going back to your prayer. This reference guide features • Introductions and a glossary for each major section of the Scriptures; • An “At a Glance” section summarizing key attributes of each book; • Presentation of the book’s structure, content, major themes, and the consensus opinion about the human author; • The literary form of the book; • Key passages of each book, including the most famous references; • A “Food for Thought” section intended to lead readers to meditate on what the book means for their own lives. This is a reference guide you will want to have with you every time you open the Bible!
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The Quick-Reference Guide to Biblical Counseling

Author: Dr. Tim Clinton,Dr. Ron Hawkins

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441210938

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Hurting people need help. But sometimes those who are faced with helping the hurting could use a little more information about the problems that needy people bring to them. The Quick-Reference Guide to Biblical Counseling provides the answers. It is an A-Z guide for assisting people-helpers--pastors, professional counselors, youth workers, and everyday believers--to easily access a full array of information to aid them in (formal and informal) counseling situations. Issues addressed include addictions, forgiveness, sexual abuse, worry, and many more. Each of the 40 topics covered follows a helpful eight-part outline and identifies: 1) typical symptoms and patterns, 2) definitions and key thoughts, 3) questions to ask, 4) directions for the conversation, 5) action steps, 6) biblical insights, 7) prayer starters, and 8) recommended resources. About the series The Quick-Reference Guides are A-Z guides that assist people-helpers--pastors, professional counselors, youth workers, and everyday believers--to easily access a full array of information to aid them in (formal and informal) counseling situations. Each of the forty topics covered follows a helpful eight-part outline and identifies: 1) typical symptoms and patterns, 2) definitions and key thoughts, 3) questions to ask, 4) directions for the conversation, 5) action steps, 6) biblical insights, 7) prayer starters, and 8) recommended resources.
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Quick Start User's Guide for the Bible

Author: James E. Ball

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466997001

Category: Religion

Page: 102

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I wrote this book to help people like myself, who may have tried to understand the Bible or have been intimidated by it. In the beginning of my study of the Bible, I spent hours trying to get the hang of it. I got lost reading long lists of names I couldn't even figure out how to pronounce. The book of Leviticus contained lists of rules and regulations.
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A Compact Guide to the Whole Bible

Learning to Read Scripture's Story

Author: Robert W. Wall,David R. Nienhuis

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1441221999

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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This compact, one-semester introduction to the Bible prepares students to begin reading the biblical text as Christian Scripture, focusing on the meaning of Scripture for the church. The editors and contributors--experienced teachers with expertise in different parts of the Bible--orient students to the whole of Scripture so that they may read the biblical text for themselves. The book first explains what Christians believe about Scripture and gives a bird's-eye survey of the whole biblical story. Chapters then introduce the story, arrangement, style, and key ideas of each division of the Old and New Testament, helping readers see how the books of the Bible make a coherent whole.
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How to Enjoy Reading Your Bible

Author: Keith Ferrin

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441228527

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Do you feel like you should read the Bible more? This book will help you want to read it. Keith Ferrin has been talking to churches for years about enjoying God's Word. Here he shares the most helpful ideas and habits you can start using today. You will find ten proven tips that are equally practical whether you are a longtime Bible student or simply exploring what this life-changing book is all about. Aimed at deepening your relationship with God, these simple suggestions will help you focus more easily as you read, remember Scripture better, and most importantly, enjoy the Bible and its Author more than you ever dreamed possible. Includes Discussion Questions and Reading Suggestions for Small Groups "This book delivers on what the title promises."--Gary Thomas, bestselling author and speaker "Not only did Keith bring the Word to life for me, but he brought God to life for me again! I will be forever grateful."--Nancy Stephens, West Virginia
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Storm Clouds On The Horizon

Bible Prophesy and the Current Middle East Crisis

Author: Charles H. Dyer

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575677040

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 1886

Daily you hear news stories about important events taking place in the Middle East. But do you fully comprehend what's going on in Israel? Do you understand the significance those events have in your own life? Find out what's happening in the Middle East today and learn how those events are linked to key biblical prophecies. - Why is Israel constantly in the news today? - What does the Bible say about Israel's past and future? - How does God's plan for the church differ from His plan for Israel? - Why can't the United Nations bring peace to the earth? - Is the United States mentioned in Bible prophecy?
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Ken's Guide to the Bible

Author: Ken Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780922233175

Category: Humor

Page: 143

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The Bible is a thick, imposing, often unreadable, damnedly religious book. Most people don't have the time or the patience even to attempt reading it. But everyone knows they're supposed to know what's in the world's most widely quoted book. To whom can you turn? Ken Smith, co-author of the best-selling Roadside America books, goes where traditional Bible authorities fear to tread. Ken's Guide to the Bible takes you directly to the Good Book's naughty parts and wastes no time on the stuff you already know. With hammerhead precision and pig-iron wit, this compact volume lays bare all the sex, gore, and lunacy that the Bible has to offer. Read Ken's Guide to the Bible and you'll know more about the Good Book than most televangelists, Christian rockers, and conservative school-board members put together!
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The Jesus Story

Everything That Happens in the New Testament in Plain English

Author: Dr. William H. Marty

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441262830

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Long-time Bible Professor Tells the Compelling Story of Jesus The story of Jesus is the greatest story of all time. But the repetition and varying order of events in the Gospels can be confusing to readers. As he does in his bestselling book The Whole Bible Story, Dr. William Marty presents the full narrative of Jesus in chronological order. He tells the fascinating account of everything that happened in Jesus' life--from his birth to his ascension--as well as what happened in the church after he left. The Jesus Story is perfect for new Christians longing to get to know Jesus or long-time believers wanting to recapture the awe and amazement of hearing this remarkable story for the first time.
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Search the Scriptures

A Three-Year Daily Devotional Guide to the Whole Bible

Author: Alan M. Stibbs

Publisher: IVP Connect

ISBN: 9780830811205

Category: Religion

Page: 541

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The study of God's Word is essential to spiritual growth. Still, a daily encounter with the Bible can be difficult to sustain. Search the Scriptures can support you in your discipline of daily Bible study. Using a question-and-answer approach, it helps you discover God's truth for yourself. Its built-in flexibility and clear presentation allow you to use its contents according to your own needs. section-by-section coverage of the entire Bible concise introductions to each book of the Bible as you meet it meaning and application for each daily passage Search the Scriptures has been used and appreciated by many thousands of readers for over half a century. This new edition, based on the New International Version of the Bible, has been completely reset in a fresh, accessible format. With its daily support, your own search of the Scriptures can become a delight and a source of strength.
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The A to Z Guide to Finding It in the Bible

A Quick-Scripture Reference

Author: N.A

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441213244

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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This practical, applicable, and easy-to-use reference tool offers an "at your fingertips" guide to key Scripture references, Bible stories, and verses that relate to topics like -anger -controversy -employment -going green -happiness -leadership -money -relaxation -sex -worship Even topics off the beaten path, such as UFOs, pistachios, and insomnia are covered. An excellent resource for pastors, speakers, and writers, this collection is produced by Livingstone, whose products have won 11 ECPA Gold Medallion awards.
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The World of Jesus

Making Sense of the People and Places of Jesus' Day

Author: Dr. William H. Marty

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441261540

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Popular Author Provides the Market's Most Accessible Introduction to the World of Jesus' Time To understand Jesus' life and ministry, we need to understand the history and culture of his world. Marty, author of the popular The Whole Bible Story, provides readers with a thoroughly readable, easy-to-understand history of Israel leading up to the time of Christ. Each chapter ties closely to the events of the New Testament as Marty carefully answers such questions as •Who were the Pharisees and why was Jesus upset with them? •Why didn't anyone like the Samaritans? •When and why did the Jews start worshiping in "synagogues" rather than the Temple? The book will include call-out boxes, summaries, and other tools to make this the most accessible book available on the topic.
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Lean QuickStart Guide

The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Lean

Author: Benjamin Sweeney,ClydeBank Business

Publisher: ClydeBank Media LLC

ISBN: 1945051167

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

View: 8130

Lean, Simplified **An Extensive Introduction to the Lean Business Model, Applicable to All Industries and All Experience Levels** Now released in a second edition to reflect the newest innovations and learning within the Lean system! You’ve heard the terms, you’ve heard about the results; now harness the method that has been creating unmatched levels of efficiency and success throughout the modern business sphere. Yesterday, it was enough to have heard about Lean. Today, everyone from the very front line all the way up to the boardroom must be on the absolute cutting edge of business improvement. To start the learning process and to enhance your understanding of the efficiency model that is taking the global market by storm, look no further than the Lean QuickStart Guide. Other guides are packed with jargon and take an oblique look at Lean—break out ahead of the pack with this easy-to-understand reference guide for all levels of experience. Lean QuickStart Guide is for beginners and experts alike. This no-nonsense guide hits the ground running and presents the critical concepts of the Lean model in plain English with instructional visual aids to cement a rapid learning process. Learning for academic purposes? We have you covered, too. We take an academic approach to the Lean Business Model as well as looking at real-world practical application in the business environment. Concepts are Broken Down into Bite-Sized Chunks with Extensive Charts, Graphs, and Illustrations to Assist in the Learning Process.
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