John Blanchard believes that Christians are meant to enjoy the Bible, and that reading the Scriptures should be an exciting adventure into God’s truth and purposes for our lives.
This book is written out of two firmly held convictions. The first is that the Bible is the Word of God. The second conviction is that Christians are meant to enjoy the Bible. It is meant to be a constant means of enlightenment, enrichment, and encouragement, its dynamic influence bringing a deepening joy into our daily lives. Sadly, many Christians seem to fall short of that experience. They read the Bible, perhaps regularly, but if they were to be absolutely honest about their reading they would have to confess that the whole business has become a duty rather than a delight. Others have gotten into a rut over the method they use for studying the Bible, becoming bored rather than blessed. However, Scripture is not basically meant to be a rescue operation. This volume illustrates how you can enjoy the Bible and find a daily source of spiritual power in it.
Do you want a lifetime of rich, delightful study of the Bible? Is there a simple, reliable, clear, yet substantial resource that provides a superb background and framework? Yes! John Blanchard’s How to Enjoy Your Bible.
—J. Ligon Duncan III, pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi
Simple, vivid, warm, practical, and searching, it is all that we have come to expect of its author.
—J. I. Packer, Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, Canada
This book by John Blanchard goes beyond merely being helpful. I would put it on the ‘must read’ list of every believer. It will be an enormous help, encouragement and motivator for all who read it.
—Frank Retief, emeritus presiding bishop, Church of England, South Africa
No Christian will fail to be thrilled, stirred, and challenged by this timely reminder of the divine source, steadfast preservation, and timeless relevance of the Book of Books, which alone transforms lives.
—Jonathan Wood, pastor, Whittlesey Baptist Church, Cambridgeshire, England
Writing with his usual clarity John Blanchard enthuses about the Bible, giving the reader a hunger to plumb its depths and delight in its riches. I will be warmly and enthusiastically commending it to my own people.
—Philip Hair, minister, Holyrood Abbey Church of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
We are all indebted to John Blanchard for such a profound presentation. I regard this as the best introduction to the Scriptures and their companionship that a Christian could first read.
—Geoff Thomas, pastor, Alfred Place Baptist Church, Aberystwyth, Wales
Superb! Packed full of helpful information and useful tips, this accessible little volume will give you an appreciation of, and deepen your delight in, the Bible as the Word of God.
—Steven Curry, pastor, Bethany Baptist Church, Bangor, North Ireland