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Bible Study Magazine—November–December 2012 Issue




Get Bible Study Magazine now by purchasing the November–December 2012 back issue for $3.95. That’s 20% off the newsstand price of $4.95!

Bible Study Magazine is a print magazine (not an emagazine) published by Lexham Press. Six times a year, Bible Study Magazine delivers tools and methods for Bible study as well as insights from respected teachers, professors, historians, and archeologists.

Read pastor profiles, author interviews, and stories of individuals whose thoughtful engagement with Scripture has shaped their thinking and defined their ministries. Bible Study Magazine reveals the impact of God’s Word in their lives—and the power of Scripture in yours.

We have a limited supply of back issues of the November–December 2012 Bible Study Magazine. Get your copy while you still can!

  • Thabiti Anyabwile’s Journey of Faith
  • Hope for the Afflicted: 8 weeks in the Book of Ruth
  • Bible study tips from other readers!
  • Feature Stories
    Discover new ways to connect the Bible with your ministry and life through in-depth interviews and articles from the biggest names in the church and biblical scholarship.
  • Bible Study Tips
    Explore the Word—thoughtful and engaging authors tackle the tough passages in Scripture, explain difficult concepts, and confront complex interpretations in a way that helps the Gospel make sense in your life.
  • On the Cutting Edge
    Keep up to date on the latest news in biblical research, including archaeological and historical findings.
  • A New Kind of Bible Study
    Encounter God by yourself or with other believers with an ongoing Bible study in each issue.
  • On Teaching
    Get advice on how to preach or teach the Bible in any setting from well-known pastors and teachers who use the Bible every day.
  • Tool Box
    Learn how to effectively use the latest Bible study tools with our how-to guides.
  • In the News
    Keep informed about the latest news in biblically related topics, discoveries, and events.
  • Thoughts from the Ancients
    Read the Bible together with those who have come before you, and learn from the wisdom of the early church—in its own words.
  • Word Studies
    Get a close-up view of the Bible! Each issue contains insights about specific words found in the Bible and tutorials on how to do word studies.
  • If Only Someone Would Explain It to Me
    Enrich your understanding of the Bible with explanations of biblical and theological concepts by top scholars.
  • Did You Know?
    Discover interesting facts about the place of the Bible in the contemporary and the ancient world.
  • What They Don’t Tell You in Church
    See things you never noticed in biblical passages you have read dozens of times.
  • Biblical Humor
    The funniest stories and the best comics related to the Bible, useful for any setting.
  • Book Reviews
    Stay on top of the latest books about Bible study. Each issue contains reviews of books and commentaries to equip you in your study of God’s Word.

Excerpts from the Nov–Dec 2012 Issue!

Muslim. Agnostic. Christian: Thabiti Anyabwile’s Journey of Faith

“When the Lord saved me, I had a burning passion to know what I believe, what makes me the world and how I live,” says Thabiti Anyabwile, pastor, popular Christian blogger and council member for the Gospel Coalition. Once he and Kristie became believers, they would sit together in the breakfast nook, Bibles open and legal pads at hand. “We just ripped through the Scripture. Bible study became nourishment and a joy that continues to this day. It’s our anchor.”

In Swahili, “Thabiti” means “genuine” or “true.” The name is appropriate considering Anyabwile’s belief in the power of the Bible: “It is the most formative and foundational influence in my life.”—Karen Jones

Healing for Congo

“Hell seems very present in the lives of those who live in crippling physical and emotional pain,” says John Walter, executive director of restoration programs for the American Bible Society. “For those who have lost their connection to a loving God in the midst of violence, hell seems an apt definition of their experience. Ultimately, it’s separation from God. But this relationship can be restored, and hope and life can return. The people of Congo are ebullient and effusive. They have such a joyful nature—and we’ve seen that in the midst of their circumstances.”

“The power of Scripture comes from knowing that the author of Scripture is the same author of us all. He isn’t remote and aloof from anything in our lives—least of all from the searing pain we feel being separated from all that is good and confronted with all that is evil.”—Rebecca Brant

Context: It’s Closer Than You Think

Like a man who loses his car keys at night but searches for them only within the circle of light cast by a nearby streetlamp, we can be tempted to interpret biblical texts in the context that is most accessible or comfortable to us. But interpreting the Bible in the light of our own milieu was never the author’s intention.—Eli T. Evans

  • Title: Bible Study Magazine—November–December 2012 Issue
  • Editor-in-Chief: John D. Barry
  • Academic Editor: Michael S. Heiser
  • Art Director: Sean Fields
  • Graphic Designer: Kayla Soper
  • Managing Editor: Rebecca Kruyswijk
  • Advertising Sales: Santiago Galeano
  • Marketing: Dan Pritchett, Phil Gons, Scott Lindsey, Jonny Heemstra, and Jeffrey Kranz
  • Publisher: Lexham Press


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