The Invitation to the Bible Collection offers you novel perspectives on the Word of God – whether you’re a new believer or have been a Christian all your life.
These two volumes examine different aspects of Bible study. Invitation to the Bible presents an introduction to the Scriptures that concerns itself less with a survey of the contents of the Bible and more with an account of what the Bible is and how to read it in ways that are life-giving and lead to a fuller understanding of God. Beyond the Quiet Time is a guide to practicing true spirituality, discovering the full richness of your faith, and developing ways of keeping your faith alive and growing. It provides practical guidance towards initiating or reinvigorating a reflective, quiet time of Bible study.
For all who yearn for a fresh perspective on the Bible, the Invitation to the Bible Collection will be an invaluable boon to your study of the Scriptures.
Title: Invitation to the Bible Collection (2 vols.)
Invitation to the Bible offers an up-to-date theological approach to reading the Bible, looking at ways in which we can make it part of our Christian life. This practical and accessible book places biblical interpretation in the context of the church, as part of the tradition which nourishes the community of believers. It also puts the latest scholarship about the Bible at the service of living Christian faith. The book does not assume any background knowledge of the Bible and deals with it in the context of faith.
Stephen Barton illustrates how the Bible can be used within the context of the worship and witness of the Church. There are case studies and readings of particular Bible passages as well as a look at how to approach scripture.
This fresh, attractively-written book will not please either the fundamentalists or the Bible-shredders. But it will greatly appeal to thoughtful people keen to understand what Scripture is for and how we should approach it. It is highly intelligent and calculated to build up mature Christian faith.
Stephen Barton illustrates how the Bible can be used today within the context of the worship and witness of the church. Readers will find his various case studies – his readings of particular biblical passages – especially illuminating.
Dr. Stephen Barton is Reader in New Testament, Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University, UK. He is the author of The Family in Theological Perspective, and editor of Idolatry: False Worship in the Bible, Early Judaism and Christianity and The Cambridge Companion to the Gospels.
Beyond the Quiet Time: Practical Evangelical Spirituality
The title of this book reflects a widespread feeling, particularly among younger Christians, that the old idea of a daily “Quiet Time” has become tired and outdated. Alister McGrath sets out to develop a radically new approach to Bible study which affirms the central importance of the Scriptures, while exploring fresh ways of relating to them.
Suitable for both individual and group use, this book focuses on the subject of spirituality, firmly rooted in the great evangelical tradition, yet responding to modern needs.
Alister E. McGrath is a biochemist and a leading Christian theologian. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, he is currently Professor of Historical Theology at the University of Oxford. He has written prolifically on both theology and science, including titles detailing the relationship between the two disciplines.