This book answers foundational questions: Who wrote the Bible? What is its message? Why is it thought to be a “holy” book? How does one read and interpret it? Best of all, though, you’ll broaden your vision of Jesus Christ, the focal point of Scripture. How? By better understanding the geographical, religious, and historical concerns that shaped the world in which he lived. You’ll see Jesus as never before: both as a man of his times and culture, and as the culmination of a divine providence that prepared the way for the ministry of the Messiah. Written by renowned preacher, writer, and apologist John Stott, this new, expanded edition includes—Questions at the beginning of each chapter to help you focus—New, up-to-date maps for the chapters on history and geography.
Author John Stott examines the cultural, social, geographical, and historical background of the Bible, as he outlines the story with its central theme, and as he explains its message.
1.The Purpose of the Bible
2.The Land of the Bible
3.The Story of the Bible (Old Testament)
4.The Story of the Bible (New Testament)
5.The Message of the Bible
6.The Authority of the Bible
7.The Interpretation of the Bible
8.The Use of the Bible
MAPS The Fertile Crescent. Palestine’s Natural Regions. Palestine as Jesus Knew It. Paul’s Missionary Journeys. The book now includes study questions, index, and maps.