You Can Understand the Bible A Practical Guide to Each Book in the Bible

ISBN-10: 1586170457

ISBN-13: 9781586170455

Edition: 2005

Authors: Peter Kreeft

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Many people are often understandably intimidated or overwhelmed by the sheer size and complexity of the Bible. But now popular author and Boston University professor Peter Kreeft has written a clear road map of the Bible, focusing his keen insight and engaging wit on the core message of each book. It won't take long for you to understand why his guide to scripture has become a best-seller! Sparkling with intelligence and Kreeft's trademark humor, You Can Understand the Bible will transform dry study into spiritually satisfying adventures in God's Word. Regardless of how you approached- or didn't approach- the Bible before, you'll come away with a new appreciation of its depth and meaning. Kreeft also provides practical guidance for praying the scriptures every day, allowing the reader to delve into the messages of scripture in a manner that will surprise, delight, and reward.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication date: 6/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Peter J. Kreeft (Ph.D., Fordham University) is professor of philosophy at Boston College where he has taught since 1965. A popular lecturer, he has also taught at many other colleges, seminaries and educational institutions in the eastern United States. Kreeft has written more than fifty books, including The Best Things in Life, The Journey, How to Win the Culture War and, with Ronald Tacelli, Handbook of Christian Apologetics.

Author's Note
General Introduction to the Bible
The Old Testament
Introduction to the Old Testament
Begin at the Beginning: Genesis 1-2
Our Free Fall into Sin: Genesis 3
The Divine Rescue Operation: Genesis Continued
God's "Liberation Theology": Exodus
God's Law, Israel's Wanderings, and Moses' Farewell: Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
From Conquest to Chaos: Joshua and Judges
National Happiness from Personal Holiness: First and Second Samuel
From Israel's Golden Age to Decline and Fall: First and Second Kings
A Different Perspective on History: First and Second Chronicles
God Brings His People Back to the Promised Land: Ezra and Nehemiah
Biblical Heroines of Friendship and Courage: Ruth and Esther
Job Confronts Life's Darkest Problem and Encounters God Himself
Our Primary Prayer Book: The Psalms
Our Road Map to Practical Wisdom: Proverbs
The Question the Rest of the Bible Answers: Ecclesiastes
The Great Love Story between God and the Soul: Song of Songs
God's Big Mouths: The Prophets
The Shakespeare of Prophecy Thunders with the Message of Salvation: Isaiah
The Only Alternative to Disaster: Jeremiah and Lamentations
Two Supernatural Visionaries: Ezekiel and Daniel
More Mouths of God: The Rest of the Prophets
History, Wisdom, and Apocalyptic Visions: The Deuterocanonical Books and the Apocrypha
The New Testament
The Good News of Jesus Christ: Introduction to the Gospels
The Gospel of the Kingdom: Matthew's Gospel
Just the Facts: Mark's Gospel
The Great Physician: Luke's Gospel
The I AM Reveals Himself: John's Gospel
The Gospel of the Holy Spirit: Acts
The Church in Acts and the Church Today
The Church's Treasure Trove of Wisdom: Introduction to the Epistles
The First Systematic Christian Theology: Romans
How a Christian Is Different: First Corinthians
A Different Christ Means No Christ: Second Corinthians
Back to Basics: Galatians
We Are Christ's Mystical Body: Ephesians
Christ-Mindedness: Philippians
Christ, the Fullness of God: Colossians
How to Misunderstand the Second Coming: First and Second Thessalonians
Letters to Paul's Helpers: First Timothy, Second Timothy, and Titus
A Personal and Tender Letter to a Friend: Philemon
Christ as Prophet, Priest, and King: Hebrews
Doers of the Word: James
Standing Fast in Christ: Letters of Peter
A Spiritual Father Writes to His Children: Letters of John
Warning against False Teaching: Judge
The Most Difficult Book in the Bible: Revelation
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