Living God's Word Discovering Our Place in the Great Story of Scripture

ISBN-10: 0310292107
ISBN-13: 9780310292104
Edition: 2011
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Description: Christians resolved to study the Bible more fervently often struggle to grasp the progression of Scripture as a whole, instead encountering various passages each week through unrelated readings, studies, and sermons. But once they see the Bible as a  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 5/7/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Christians resolved to study the Bible more fervently often struggle to grasp the progression of Scripture as a whole, instead encountering various passages each week through unrelated readings, studies, and sermons. But once they see the Bible as a Great Story, they begin to see how their own lives fit into what God has done and is doing in the world. New Testament scholar J. Scott Duvall and Old Testament expert J. Daniel Hays wrote Experiencing God's Word to help Christians consider how their lives can be integrated into the story of the Bible, thus enabling them to live faithfully in deep and important ways. They survey the entire Bible through broad themes that trace the progression of God's redemptive plan.Each section deals with a certain portion of Scripture's story and includes reading/listening preparation, explanation, summary, observations about theological significance, connections to the Great Story, and written assignments for further study. These features---combined with the authors' engaging style---make Experiencing God's Word an ideal introductory college text, Sunday school elective, or small group study.

J. Scott Duvall (PhD. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the coauthor with George H. Guthrie of Biblical Greek Exegesis: A Graded Approach to Learning Intermediate and Advanced Greek and with Terry G. Carter and J. Daniel Hays of the textbook Preaching God's Word: A Hands on Approach to Preparing, Developing and Delivering the Sermon.

Preface: Why This Book?
Introduction
Creation and Crisis: Who Am I and What Is Wrong?
Covenant: God Makes a Promise and Establishes a People
Calling Out: "I am the Lord who brought you up out of Egypt"
Commandments: Terms for Living in the Promised Land with God in Their Midst
Conquest and Canaanization: Good News and Bad News
Creation of the Kingdom: Nobodies and Somebodies
Communion and Common Sense: Worship and Other Ways to Live Wisely
Crumbling of the Kingdom: The Prophets and the End of Israel and judah
Captivity and Coming Home: Surviving the Exile and Returning to the Land
Interlude: Time between the Testaments
Christ: Jesus Enters Our World
Christ: Jesus' Message
Christ: Jesus' Journey to Jerusalem
Christ: Jesus Dies on the Cross
Christ: Jesus Is Raised from the Dead
Church: The Coming of the Spirit
Church: In Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria
Church: The Mission to the Gentiles
Church: The Gospel Spreads from Jerusalem to Rome
Consummation: The Happy Ending to the Great Story
Conclusion
Scripture Index
Subject Index
Author Index

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