The New Testament shouldn't be complicated. So why are we often confused?
Every Christian wants to love the Bible. But let's face it: we sometimes get lost in all the names, places, and doctrines that we find in its pages. Who wrote this epistle? Which book is about justification? Joy? Jesus? Aren't they all about him? The New Testament contains complex ideas and multiple genres. Keeping it straight can be hard to do. Wouldn't it be nice if somebody who understands the big picture would put it together for us in one place?
Biblical scholar and seminary professor Patrick Schreiner draws from his years of experience as a teacher to offer a simple and memorable way of understanding Scripture. And he doesn't do it by throwing big words at you. The contours of the New Testament and its underlying structure are depicted in visual format along with Schreiner's clear explanations. In The Visual Word, the Bible comes alive because you can see it pictured before your eyes. By taking a graphic approach, you'll notice connections you've never seen before. Gain insights you've missed all these years. And discover an overall pattern that makes each separate piece fall perfectly into place.
Don't settle for mere summaries of the New Testament. Let Schreiner's concise words and crisp images work together to help you encounter the Living Word in a fresh way.
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The New Testament texts were produced with a high level of literary artistry, so it only makes sense that we use the arts to better understand them. This creative book is a wonderful visual exploration of the design and main themes of every New Testament book. Highly recommended!
Tim Mackie, Cofounder of BibleProject
Patrick Schreiner has undertaken to give us something desperately needed among modern-day Bible readers: context. And he has done so in a way that is accessible and memorable. Useful for both those wanting to teach and those wanting to learn, here is a tool for grasping the "big picture" of each New Testament book using, of all things, pictures. May it aid many in having not just ears to hear the Word in context, but also eyes to see.
Jen Wilkin, Author and Bible teacher
I've always wished I had a brilliant Bible tutor sitting beside me when I study God's Word. It's so easy to misunderstand the layers of truth because of confusion around connecting themes, people, and understanding crucial verses. Now, with Patrick Schreiner's new book, The Visual Word, we finally have that! It's a one-stop shop that outlines the New Testament books with brilliant visual illustrations and imagery that gets us into the main storyline of the Scriptures in a fresh way. Any time you read the New Testament, this is the book you should keep right next to your Bible to serve as a guide as you work through God's Word.
Lysa Terkeurst, #1 New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
In the Logos Reader Edition, this volume is enhanced to best fit the content. Scripture references are hand-tagged to integrate with powerful functionality in Logos Bible Software. Page milestones and internal citation tagging provide accurate points of reference. Search important words across resources 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 tools for reading digital content are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.