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Crossway Knowing the Bible Collection (4 vols.)
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Crossway Knowing the Bible Collection (4 vols.)

by 4 authors

Crossway 2018

Runs on Windows, Mac and mobile.


The Knowing the Bible Series was created to help readers of Scripture know and understand the meaning, the message, and the God of the Bible better. Each volume in the series consists of 12 units that progressively take the reader through a clear, concise study of one or more books of the Bible. In this way, any given volume can fruitfully be used in a 12-week format either in group study, such as in a church-based context, or in individual study. It is possible for users of the studies to complete the material over the course of a larger time or more quickly as the context of the particular study demands.

Each study unit gives an overview of the text at hand before digging into it with a series of questions for reflection or discussion. The unit then concludes by highlighting the gospel of grace in each passage (“Gospel Glimpses”), identifying whole-Bible themes that occur in the passage (“Whole-Bible Connections”), and pinpointing Christian doctrines that are affirmed in the passage (“Theological Soundings”).

The final component to each unit is a section for reflecting on personal and practical implications from the passage at hand. The layout provides space for recording responses to the questions proposed, and we think readers need to do this to get the full benefit of the exercise. The series also includes definitions of key words. These definitions are indicated by a note number in the text and are found at the end of each chapter.

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.

Key Features

  • Written by leading biblical scholars with a practical and devotional focus
  • Focus closely on the message of scripture, book by book
  • Consistent format throughout the series makes bible study planning efficient and easy

Product Details

Individual Titles

Judges: A 12-Week Study

  • Author: Miles V. Van Pelt
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 96

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The book of Judges describes a time in the life of the nation of Israel between the prophetic leadership of Moses and Joshua and the establishment of the monarchy. During that time, “everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 17:6).

The most shocking feature in the book of Judges, however, is not the horror of Israel’s sin, but the glory of salvation from that sin. The darkness of Israel’s sin is overcome only by the wonder of God’s salvation worked through a series of memorable judges, who ultimately point us to Jesus Christ.

Miles V. Van Pelt (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Alan Belcher Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages, academic dean, and director of the Summer Institute for Biblical Languages at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. He also serves on the pastoral staff of Grace Reformed Church in Madison, Mississippi. He and his wife, Laurie, have four children.

1-2 Samuel: A 12-Week Study

  • Author: Ryan Kelly
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 96

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The books of 1–2 Samuel show God’s continued care for his people in providing them with a king and establishing a center of worship for Israel. Through the transfer of power from Samuel to Saul to David, God reveals his providential guidance.

Walking readers through these important books chronicling the history of ancient Israel, this study guide points to God’s power, control, patience, salvation, and righteous judgment as he brings about his purposes in surprising and seemingly upside-down ways.

Ryan Kelly (PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) is the pastor for preaching at Desert Springs Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and serves as a council member for the Gospel Coalition. Ryan and his wife, Sarah, have four children.

Lamentations, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah: A 12-Week Study

  • Author: Camden Bucey
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 96

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The books of Lamentations, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah are rich with God’s truth concerning our need of redemption. But hope and mercy have the final word as God promises to bless those who turn back to him in faith and repentance.

This accessible study takes readers through these books over the course of 12 weeks. The prophecies, though far removed from our historical context, are deeply relevant and applicable to today’s contemporary issues—offering hope for restoration in our fallen world.

Camden Bucey (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) serves as the lead pastor of Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Grayslake, Illinois, and is the president of the Reformed Forum.

Ezekiel: A 12-Week Study

  • Author: Michael Lawrence
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 96

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The book of Ezekiel proclaims God’s uncompromising judgment against his rebellious people—but also his promise of restoration if they repent. Exposing the depth of Israel’s disobedience, the prophet Ezekiel calls the nation to find forgiveness by turning away from their sin and back to God.

Carefully explaining Ezekiel’s often confusing prophecies, this study guide will encourage readers to trust in the God who does not abandon his people but restores the repentant for his glory.

Michael Lawrence serves as the lead pastor of Hinson Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon. He earned a PhD in church history from Cambridge University and an MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Lawrence is the author of Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church.