The tools within the Ryrie Study Bible help illuminate the content of the Bible, even though we cannot add to the power of God’s written Word. Throughout the centuries, God has spoken to his children through his inspired writings, and Scripture has molded more lives than any other book in history. The intent of the Ryrie Study Bible is to make the Bible more clear and meaningful to you. As you understand the history, culture, and geography of the first century, you will discover a deeper meaning behind the places of the Bible. Outlines, introductions, and study notes can help you make sense of complex issues and are a useful means for retention. If you take time to read the synopsis of Bible doctrine and other resources in the book, you will begin to sense a new level of maturity in your spiritual life. More important, by comprehending Scripture and its many messages, you will sense God working in your heart and changing your life.
Like many of Ryrie’s other writings, the Study Bible has plowed new ground, providing the average reader with helpful introductory information on each of the books of the Bible (author, date, historical background, purpose, content, outline)...His ability to communicate to the layperson undoubtedly stands without peer...For Ryrie the authority is not society or experience, but the Bible.
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