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Knowing the Bible Series (6 vols.)
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Overview

The Knowing the Bible series consists of six 12-week study guides that offer significant ways to learn and study the Bible. Composed from a variety of gifted authors and edited by J. I. Packer and Dane C. Ortlund, these study guides connect the story of God’s grace through Scripture to practical applications, challenging questions, and theological discussions. This enlightening course will guide you through each book and connect important themes and passages to questions that are provoked. This series is for anyone who wants enrich their Bible studies and can be used for personal or group study.

With the Logos editions, these volumes are enhanced by valuable features. Scripture and ancient-text citations link directly to English translations and original-language texts, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches with the Topic Guide to instantly gather relevant biblical texts and resources, enabling you to jump into the conversation with the foremost scholars on grace and salvation. Tablet and mobile apps let you take the discussion with you. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Instructional 12-week courses
  • Practical applications and challenging questions offering exciting theological discussions
  • Rich and exciting ways to study the Bible

Praise for the Print Edition

This Knowing the Bible series is a tremendous resource for those wanting to study and teach the Bible with an understanding of how the gospel is woven throughout Scripture. Here are Gospel-minded pastors and scholars doing Gospel business from all the scriptures—this is a biblical and theological feast preparing God’s people to apply the entire Bible to all of life with heart and mind wholly committed to Christ’s priorities.

—Bryan Chapell, president emeritus, Covenant Theological Seminary

Mark Twain may have smiled when he wrote to a friend, ‘I didn’t have time to write you a short letter, so I wrote you a long letter.’ But the truth of Twain’s remark remains serious and universal, because well-reasoned, compact writing requires extra time and extra hard work. And this is what we have in the Crossway Bible study series Knowing the Bible—as the skilled authors and notable editors provide the contours of each book of the Bible as well as the grand theological themes that bind them together as one Book. Here, in a 12-week format, are carefully wrought studies that will ignite the mind and the heart.

—R. Kent Hughes, senior pastor emeritus, College Church, Wheaton, Illinois

Individual Titles

Genesis: A 12-Week Study

  • Author: Mitchell M. Kim
  • Editors: J. I. Packer and Dane C. Ortlund
  • Series: Knowing the Bible
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 96

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

The book of Genesis is foundational to the whole Bible, and to every human life. Genesis tells us who God is, who we are, how things went wrong, and the plan that God has put in place to return the earth to the way it was meant to be. This guide helps us see how the storyline of Genesis foreshadows and connects to the good news about Jesus, and offers penetrating exegetical insights for those of us seeking to better understand God’s plan to bring blessing to all nations.

Mitchell M. Kim is the lead pastor of Living Water Alliance Church. A participant in the 2010 Lausanne Congress for World Evangelization in Cape Town, South Africa, he is passionate about raising up men and women to serve as kingdom workers in our globalized world. He received his PhD from Wheaton College.

Isaiah: A 12-Week Study

  • Author: Drew Hunter
  • Editors: J. I. Packer and Dane C. Ortlund
  • Series: Knowing the Bible
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 96

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3

The book of Isaiah, which alternates between promises of judgment and restoration, reminds God’s people of the magnitude of humanity’s sin, the judgment that we all deserve, and how God displays his glory by saving sinners. This guide shows us how the prophetic promise of cosmic renewal ultimately anticipates the work of Jesus Christ, the servant-king whose death results in new life for all who trust in him.

Drew Hunter studied theology and biblical interpretation at Wheaton College Graduate School before becoming a teaching pastor at Zionsville Fellowship in Zionsville, Indiana.

Mark: A 12-Week Study

  • Author: Dane C. Ortlund
  • Editors: J. I. Packer and Dane C. Ortlund
  • Series: Knowing the Bible
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 96

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

The Gospel of Mark paints an important portrait of Jesus as Israel’s promised Messiah. Mark’s account also makes clear how Jesus’ kingship confounds public expectations by emphasizing his humility, suffering, and sacrifice. This accessible guide is filled with wise reflections on the biblical text and helps us understand what vibrant faith and authentic discipleship look like as we follow a rejected king.

Dane C. Ortlund is Bible publishing director at Crossway. He is the author of two books and serves as a series editor for the Knowing the Bible series. He received his PhD from Wheaton College.

John: A 12-Week Study

  • Author: Justin Buzzard
  • Editors: J. I. Packer and Dane C. Ortlund
  • Series: Knowing the Bible
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 96

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

The Gospel of John reveals an unmatched portrait of Jesus and is arguably the most theologically and philosophically profound account of his life, death, and resurrection in the New Testament. From revealing Jesus’ cosmic identity as being with the Father “in the beginning,” to recounting the many miraculous signs attesting to his mission and divinity, this guide encourages us to worship Christ as Lord and to follow him on mission in the world.

Justin Buzzard received his MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary and is the founder and lead pastor of Garden City Church in Silicon Valley.

Romans: A 12-Week Study

  • Author: Jared C. Wilson
  • Editors: J. I. Packer and Dane C. Ortlund
  • Series: Knowing the Bible
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 96

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

The book of Romans was Paul’s greatest literary achievement, a majestic letter in which the apostle explains crucial doctrines such as original sin, election, substitutionary atonement, the role of the law, and justification by faith alone. Plumbing the theological depths, this guide explains the biblical text with clarity and passion—helping us to follow along as Paul recounts the history of salvation and illuminates the glories of the death and resurrection of Christ.

Jared C. Wilson is the pastor of Middletown Springs Community Church in Middletown Springs, Vermont. His articles and short stories have appeared in a number of periodicals, and he has written the popular books Your Jesus Is Too Safe, Gospel Wakefulness and Gospel Deeps, as well as the curriculum Abide.

James: A 12-Week Study

  • Author: Greg Gilbert
  • Editors: J. I. Packer and Dane C. Ortlund
  • Series: Knowing the Bible
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 96

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

The book of James has a well-deserved reputation for providing practical advice, yet it also contains challenging teachings on wealth, anointing with oil, prayer, healing, and the relationship between faith and works. Through clear exposition of the biblical text and thoughtful application questions, this guide helps us rightly understand James as a stirring exhortation to fruitfulness—ultimately reminding us of the necessary connection between genuine faith and heartfelt obedience.

Greg Gilbert received his BA from Yale and his MDiv from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is senior pastor at Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, and the author of What Is the Gospel? and the co-author of What Is the Mission of the Church?

Product Details

  • Title: Knowing the Bible Series
  • Editors: J. I. Packer and Dane C. Ortlund
  • Series: Knowing the Bible
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Volumes: 6
  • Pages: 576