How are you getting on in reading your Bible? Do you find yourself reading certain books quite frequently—the Gospels, Psalms, Paul’s letters—but almost entirely overlooking others—Ezekiel or Leviticus, for example? Or perhaps you regularly plod your way through the whole Bible but quite frankly find some books very difficult to understand and get little out of them? This book will help you to understand more clearly what you are reading and so to get more out of the Word of God.
Paul Brown is the pastor of Dunstable Baptist Church. After studying at London Bible College, he became an assistant pastor and has been in the pastoral ministry for some forty years. He has engaged in further studies with the Evangelical Theological College of Wales, and serves on the Theological Committee of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches. He is married with three children and five grandchildren.
Poetry, wisdom literature, prophecy, apocalyptic writing, drama, love stories, war writing, history, story: all contained in between the covers of our Bibles. How do we negotiate our way through such a diverse collection of genres? How do we apply them to our everyday lives? How can we understand more about the context in which they were written – and how can we learn to interpret the Bible for ourselves? This book seeks to answer some of those questions, and would make a good starting point for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of God’s Word. GoodBookStall Review – Samantha Luscombe – 18/01/07