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For over 100 years Training for Service: A Basic Bible Overview for Every Christian has equipped more than one million volunteers with this basic course and certification for Bible teaching. Ideal for those planning to teach Sunday school or facilitate small groups, it is also recommended for anyone who just wants a Bible 101 course. It can be completed with a group or as a self-study. Training for Service is divided into five units that provide a better understanding of the Bible and its message:

The Bible: its origins, translations, divisions, and contents

Old Testament Geography and History: the people, places, and events in the first 39 books of the Bible

Old Testament Institutions: the elements of Jewish worship designed to point to the coming fulfillment of God’s plan in Jesus

The Christ: the account of the ultimate revelation: God in the flesh

The Church: the mission given to the first followers of Jesus, which we are called to continue until our Savior returns

Christian educators have continued to keep Training for Service relevant for new generations of Bible students. This latest revision is updated with the best available Bible information and educational methodology and remains true to the heritage of this ever-popular study.

Author Bio

Eleanor Daniel is a nationally known specialist in Christian Education. Having taught Emmanuel summer session courses for several years as an Adjunct Professor, she joined the Emmanuel faculty full-time in the summer of 1994. She served as the Seminary’s Dean from 1995-2002. She was the first faculty member to hold the Dorothy Keister Walker Chair of Christian Education. She now divides her time between teaching at Emmanuel during the winter and spring terms and serving as dean of the TCMI Institute in Austria in the summer and fall. In addition to authoring several books, Dr. Daniel has contributed chapters to several books and written many articles on Christian education and related topics. Along with her distinguished teaching career at the college and seminary level, she has nineteen years of experience serving congregations in Ohio, Oklahoma, Michigan, and Illinois as minister of education. When teaching seminary students she draws on a rich supply of formal academic preparation and practical experience in the local church. Professor Daniel’s cross-cultural experience includes regular leadership training seminars for Eastern European students who come each year to Haus Edelweiss near Vienna, Austria. She has also done consultation work and teaching in Mexico, Papua New Guinea, and India. After completing both the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees at Lincoln Christian College and Seminary, Professor Daniel earned the Master of Education and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees at the University of Illinois. Her expertise in higher education has led to her being called upon to chair self-study committees for the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the American Association of Bible Colleges, the Ohio Board of Regents, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Seminaries. Professor