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Bible Study Magazine—November-December 2009 Issue

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Bible Study Magazine—November-December 2009 Issue


Get your Bible Study Magazine now by purchasing the Mar-Apr 2009 Back Issue for $3.95. That’s 20% off the newsstand price of $4.95!

Bible Study Magazine is a brand new print magazine (not an e-magazine) published by Lexham Press. Six times a year, Bible Study Magazine delivers tools and methods for Bible study, as well as insights from respected teachers, professors, historians, and archeologists.

Read pastor profiles, author interviews, and stories of individuals whose thoughtful engagement with Scripture has shaped their thinking and defined their ministries. Bible Study Magazine reveals the impact of God’s Word on their lives and the power of Scripture in yours.

Each Issue of Bible Study Magazine Includes:

  • Feature Stories
    Discover new ways to connect the Bible with your ministry and life through reading great interviews with and articles from the biggest names in the church and biblical scholarship.
  • Bible Study Tips
    Thoughtful and engaging authors tackle the tough passages in Scripture, explain difficult concepts, and confront complex interpretations in a way that helps God’s Word make sense to your life.
  • On the Cutting Edge
    Keep up-to-date on the latest news in biblical research, including archaeological and historical findings.
  • A New Kind of Bible Study
    Encounter God by yourself or with other believers with an ongoing Bible study in each issue.
  • On Teaching
    Get advice on how to preach or teach the Bible in any setting from well-known pastors and teachers who use the Bible every day.
  • Tool Box
    Learn how to effectively use the latest Bible study tools with our how-to guides.
  • In the News
    Keep informed about the latest news in biblically-related topics, discoveries, and events.
  • Thoughts from the Ancients
    Read the Bible along with those who have come before you, and learn from the wisdom of the early church—in their own words.
  • Word Studies
    Get a close-up view of the Bible! Each issue contains insights about specific words found in the Bible, and tutorials on how to do word studies.
  • If Only Someone Would Explain It to Me
    Enrich your understanding of the Bible with explanations of biblical and theological concepts by top scholars.
  • Did You Know?
    Discover interesting facts about the Bible in the contemporary and ancient world.
  • What They Don’t Tell You in Church
    See things you never noticed in biblical passages you have read dozens of times.
  • Biblical Humor
    The funniest stories and the best comics related to the Bible, useful for any setting.
  • Book Reviews
    Stay on top of the latest books about Bible study. Each issue contains reviews of the books and commentaries to equip you in your study of God’s Word.

Excerpts from the Nov-Dec 2009 Issue!

John MacArthur: Unleashing God's Truth—One Verse at a Time

At 70 years old, John MacArthur shows no signs of slowing down. And neither does his passionate commitment to spreading God's Word. This year, Dr. MacArthur is celebrating his 40th year as the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California. A resolute believer in the dedicated study of Scripture to help Christians grow in their faith, he is a best-selling author, popular conference speaker, and president of "Grace to You"—a non-profit organization overseeing his diverse multi-media outreach, which includes radio and television programs, website resources, and more.

. . . When Bible Study Magazine caught up with Dr. MacArthur recently, he offered his thoughts on his personal Bible study methods, the accurate interpretation of Scripture, historical criticism, teaching the Bible, the role of today's pastor, the Old Testament, the apostle Paul, and motivating people to get into the Bible.

A Balanced Bible Study Diet, with J. I. Packer

Nutritionists everywhere tell us that a well-balanced diet fuels our bodies, yet many of us continue to ignore their advice. The same is true of our Bible study habits. We know that nourishment for our souls lies in the pages of the Bible, but we are often lazy about maintaining our study routine. However, unlike nutrition, many of us don't know the key to a well-balanced Bible study diet. Learning the key may be the cure to our problem. Dr. James Innel Packer offers us some pointers.

Hyperbole in Jonah

How do stories work? What techniques do authors use to get their point across? And how can we recognize them? In the last issue, we looked at the use of irony in Jonah. In this second installment of a four-part article series, we'll look at another technique: hyperbole.

Composing the Bible

I often tell my drum students that a good percussionist can hear rhythms, vibes, and textures that most people cannot. A pro drummer knows how to infuse all the elements they hear into their groove. At the risk of being called a hippy, I am going to say that the same principles apply to interpreting the Bible.

We have a limited supply of back issues for the Nov-Dec 2009 issue of Bible Study Magazine. Get your copy while you still can!

Key Features

  • Relevant and theologically-solid Bible study tips
  • Includes an interview with John MacArthur
  • Will help you dig deeper into Bible study

Product Details

  • Title: Bible Study Magazine—Nov-Dec 2009 Issue
  • Editor-in-Chief: John D. Barry
  • Academic Editor: Michael S. Heiser
  • Art Director: Sean Fields
  • Graphic Designer: Sarah Knepper
  • Senior Writers: John D. Barry, Michael S. Heiser
  • Columnists: James D. Elgin, Andrew B. Perrin
  • Marketing: Dan Pritchett, Phil Gons, Ryan Burns, Scott Lindsey
  • Publisher: Lexham Press