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Taking God At His Word: Why the Bible Is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me

, 2016
ISBN: 9781433542435
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Can we trust the Bible completely? Is it sufficient for our complicated lives? Can we really know what it teaches?

With his characteristic wit and clarity, award-winning author Kevin DeYoung has written an accessible introduction to the Bible that answers important questions raised by both Christians and non-Christians. This book will help you understand what the Bible says about itself and encourage you to read and believe what it says—confident that it truly is God's Word.

  • Carries out an examintation based on Psalm 119
  • Provides a readable introduction to Scripture's teaching about Scripture'
  • Seeks to encourage Christians to recognize thenmportance of the Bible in their daily living
  • Believing, Feeling, Doing
  • Something More Sure
  • God’s Word Is Enough
  • God’s Word Is Clear
  • God’s Word Is Final
  • God’s Word Is Necessary
  • Christ’s Unbreakable Bible
  • Stick With the Scriptures
  • Appendix: Thirty of the Best Books on the Good Book

Top Highlights

“If we say revelation is not complete, we must admit that somehow the work of redemption also remains unfinished.” (Page 50)

“Second, the word of God is no less divine because it is given through human instrumentality.” (Page 36)

“Third, since the Bible is sufficient, we can expect the word of God to be relevant to all of life” (Page 54)

“Fourth, the doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture invites us to open our Bibles to hear the voice of God” (Page 55)

“Second, because Scripture is sufficient, we will not add to or subtract from the word of God” (Page 53)

One of my prayers for the next twenty years of ministry, if the Lord sees fit to grant me that, is that we might see the level of biblical literacy exponentially grow. For that to happen we must learn what the Scriptures are and how heavily we can lean on them. Kevin De Young serves this end well in Taking God At His Word. May the God of the Word be known and cherished all the more because of this little book.

Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor, The Village Church, Dallas, Texas; President, Acts 29 Church Planting Network

This is a brilliant, succinct, yet thorough study of the authority and sufficiency of Scripture, based on what Scripture says about itself. Clarity and passion are the distinguishing marks of Kevin De Young's writing, and this may be his finest, most important work yet.

John MacArthur, Pastor, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California

If you're looking for a clearly and simply stated doctrine of Scripture, here it is. Kevin DeYoung has accomplished his aim of communicating what the Bible says about the Bible. He's done it with the qualities we have come to anticipate from him: efficiency, pastoral care, wit, and rigor. Most of all, he has let the Word speak for itself.

Kathleen B. Nielson, Director of Women's Initiatives, The Gospel Coalition

  • Title: Taking God At His Word: Why the Bible Is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me
  • Author: Kevin DeYoung
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Print Publication Date: 2016
  • Logos Release Date: 2018
  • Pages: 144
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Reader Edition
  • Subjects: Bible › Evidences, authority, etc; Bible › Inspiration; Religion › Christian theology--General
  • ISBNs: 9781433542435, 9781433542404, 9781433551031, 1433542439, 1433542404, 1433551039
  • Resource ID: LLS:9781433542435
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2023-01-06T17:02:00Z

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Kevin DeYoung

Kevin DeYoung is an American Christian Reformed Evangelical theologian and author. DeYoung is senior pastor at University Reformed Church (RCA) in East Lansing, Michigan and a member of and blogger for The Gospel Coalition. DeYoung is the author or coauthor of more than a dozen books including the 2009 and 2010 Christianity Today Book Award winners Why We’re Not Emergent, and Why We Love the Church. His most recent work, Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem, is the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association 2014 Christian Book of the Year.


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