What makes the Bible the same authority for millions of Christians in totally different cultures? How did Christ use the Bible of his day? What about problems in the Old and New Testament? How can we most profitably study the Bible?
The answers to these questions, plus an unusual question-and-answer approach to each book of the Bible, makes this book a unique contribution to an understanding of the Bible.
Recognized for his ability to present significant ideas simply and succinctly, Charles Ryrie has combined many years of teaching the Bible and theology as well as a special interest in collecting unique Bible editions, to produce an invaluable introductory guide to the Bible.
Charles C. Ryrie is a renowned author and scholar. He has written dozens of books which have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide. As a scholar, he has served in several capacities throughout this career. He was ordained by the First Baptist Church in Alton, Illinois. He spent five years at Westmont College, first as professor, later as dean of men and chairman of biblical studies and philosophy. In 1958 he became president of Philadelphia College of Bible. He spent most of his career as a professor of systematic theology at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. The father of three, he is now professor emeritus of systematic theology at Dallas Theological Seminary and acts as visiting professor of theology at Philadelphia College of Bible.