This volume is one of the most complete guidebooks for Bible study available. Any Christian interested in in-depth exploration of the Scriptures will discover through this book what true Bible study involves.
The first half of Handbook for Bible Study is a detailed, holistic presentation of the inductive and deductive approaches to Bible study, applied comprehensively to laymen, students, and pastors. The second half, graded to various levels, discusses the use of tools for Bible study and stresses the value of commentaries and other aids.
Handbook for Bible Study goes beyond Bible study books which leave the impression that Bible study is little more than personal interaction with the text. Handbook for Bible Study includes methods and tools for fruitful Bible study. It is of equal value for personal use by laymen or for textbook use in college and seminary courses on Bible study methods.
Grant R. Osborne is assistant professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and the University of Aberdeen. He formerly taught at Winnipeg Theological Seminary and served pastorates in Ohio and Illinois. He is the series editor of the IVP New Testament Commentary Series (18 Vols.) and author of the commentary on Romans.
Stephen B. Woodward is chairman of the Department of New Testament Languages and Literature at Winnipeg Theological Seminary. He graduated from the University of Chattanooga; Columbia Theological Seminary; and the University of Aberdeen, where he earned his Ph.D. He has held several pastorates and has taught at Winnipeg Bible College.