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How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, 4th ed.

, 2014
ISBN: 9780310517849



Understanding the Bible isn’t for the few, the gifted, or the scholarly—it’s for everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. Just a few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of Scripture and its relevance to your twenty-first-century life.

More than three-quarters of a million people have turned to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth to inform their reading of the Bible. With updated language, a new author’s preface, redesigned and updated diagrams, and an updated list of recommended commentaries and resources, the fourth edition keeps pace with current scholarship and culture.

Covering everything from translational concerns to different genres of biblical writing, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth uses clear, simple language to help you understand the Bible so you can uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God’s Word.

Resource Experts
  • Shows readers how to study the Bible for practical application
  • Includes lists of recommended resources, diagrams, and other helpful tools
  • Argues that the Bible is for everybody—not just scholars and theologians
  • The Need to Interpret
  • The Basic Tool: A Good Translation
  • The Epistles: Learning to Think Contextually
  • The Epistles: The Hermeneutical Questions
  • The Old Testament Narratives: Their Proper Use
  • Acts: The Question of Historical Precedent
  • The Gospels: One Story, Many Dimensions
  • The Parables: Do You Get the Point?
  • The Law(s): Covenant Stipulations for Israel
  • The Prophets: Enforcing the Covenant in Israel
  • The Psalms: Israel’s Prayers and Ours
  • Wisdom: Then and Now
  • The Revelation: Images of Judgment and Hope

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches 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 research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Gordon D. Fee (b. 1934) is a leading expert in pneumatology and textual criticism of the New Testament. He is an ordained minister in the Assemblies of God and currently serves as professor emeritus of New Testament studies at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of Pauline Christology: An Exegetical-Theological Study and commentaries on First Corinthians and First and Second Thessalonians in the New International Commentary series.

Douglas Stuart is professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He is the author of How to Read the Bible Book by Book, New American Commentary: Exodus, Old Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors, and a commentary on Hosea and Jonah.


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    Bryan Davenport


    This is one you buy multiples of, because you will share it. One of the most formative books I have ever read since the Bible.

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  10. Andrew Biddinger
    Very practically helpful book for reading, studying, and understanding the Bible.