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Baker Academic Whole Bible Surveys (3 Vols.)

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This new collection of bible surveys and introductions provide thoughtful overview of the entirety of scripture from the beginning of creation in Genesis to the appearance of the New Jerusalem in Revelation. While many works for studying scripture focus on the minute details of the text, interpretation, and culture, they represent a risk of loosing the forest for the trees. Bible survey's help aleviate that risk by focusing on the larger picture and the flow of the biblical story.

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  • These volumes offer scholarly insight into the narrative structure of the Bible
  • Cover major issues on all genres of Scripture
  • Provide an overview of the Bible’s story as a whole
  • Situate the biblical books in the context of the Bible’s greater narrative

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In the Logos edition, these volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

The Drama of Scripture: Finding our Place in the Biblical Story, 2nd Edition

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This bestselling textbook surveys the grand narrative of the Bible, demonstrating how the biblical story forms the foundation of a Christian worldview. The second edition has been thoroughly revised.

Much recent scholarship has emphasized the narrative quality of Scripture. This book takes that insight and brings it to life, enabling even the beginner to grasp the sense of Scripture as a single great story—a drama in which we are all invited to play a part. I am delighted to see solid scholarship made easily accessible in this splendid fashion.

N.T. Wright, professor of New Testament and early Christianity, University of St. Andrews

Craig G. Bartholomew is the H. Evan Runner Professor of Philosophy at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario, and the principal of the Paideia Centre for Public Theology. He is the author of Ecclesiastes in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series, an associate editor of Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, and the coauthor, with Michael W. Goheen, of Living at the Crossroads. He has a PhD from the University of Bristol.

Michael W. Goheen is director of theological education and scholar-in-residence at the Missional Training Center—Phoenix. He is also Jake and Betsy Tuls Professor of Missiology at Calvin Theological Seminary, senior fellow of Newbigin House of Studies, and minister of preaching at New West Christian Reformed Church in British Columbia. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Living at the Crossroads, A Light to the Nations, and a work on Lesslie Newbigin’s missionary ecclesiology. He has a PhD from the University of Utrecht.

Engaging the Christian Scriptures: An Introduction to the Bible

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This readable, affordable, and faith-friendly introduction to the Bible aids students as they engage in their first informed reading of the biblical text in an academic setting. The authors, who have significant undergraduate teaching experience, approach the Christian Scriptures from historical, literary, and theological perspectives. The book is designed for a one-semester course and is meant to be read alongside the biblical text, enabling students to become educated readers of the Bible. In the process, it introduces critical perspectives and approaches without undermining the theological claims found in the Christian Scriptures. The book includes text boxes, illustrations, maps, and suggestions for further reading.

This team of scholars has put together an excellent text for a course covering both Old and New Testaments. Their summaries of the biblical books give a flavor for each book’s contents and the world that influenced the biblical writers. Of particular importance to students is the careful treatment of sometimes controversial materials as the authors demonstrate a moderate and thoughtful consideration of different viewpoints.

Victor H. Matthews, professor, Missouri State University

Andrew E. Arterbury is associate professor of Christian Scriptures at Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, in Waco, Texas.

W. H. Bellinger Jr. is the W. Marshall and Lulie Craig Chairholder in Bible, professor of religion, and chair of the Department of Religion at Baylor.

Derek S. Dodson is senior lecturer in religion at Baylor.

A Compact Guide to the Whole Bible: Learning to Read Scripture’s Story

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This compact introduction to the Bible shows you how to read the biblical text as Christian Scripture, focusing on the meaning of the Bible for the church. Experienced teachers with expertise in different parts of the Bible focus on the message of Scripture as a whole, giving you the tools you need to read the biblical text for yourself. Beginning with the basics of Christian beliefs about Scripture and a bird’s-eye survey of the biblical story, scholars such as Robert W. Wall and David R. Nienhuis introduce the story, arrangement, style, and key ideas of major divisions in the Old and New Testaments, helping readers see how the books of the Bible form a coherent whole.

This compact guide is the obvious choice for undergraduate courses concerned with the Bible as the church’s book and for congregational use.

Joel B. Green, dean of the School of Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary

Robert W. Wall is Paul T. Walls Professor of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. He is the author of The IVP New Testament Commentary Series: Colossians & Philemon, Two Horizons Commentary: 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus, and coauthor of Reading the Epistles of James, Peter, John & Jude as Scripture: The Shaping and Shape of a Canonical Collection.

David R. Nienhuis received his PhD from the University of Aberdeen and is assistant professor of New Testament and director of the University Foundations Program at Seattle Pacific University. He is the author of Not by Paul Alone: The Formation of the Catholic Epistle Collection and the Christian Canon and coauthor of Reading the Epistles of James, Peter, John and Jude as Scripture: The Shaping and Shape of a Canonical Collection.


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