Bible reading - a beginner's guide

Michael Green

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Bible Reading - a beginner's guide is a wonderful help to anyone trying to make daily scripture devotions part of their everyday walk with God.
Jenny Noyes, Director, Alpha Southeast, USA

Content

The Bible may be the bestselling book in the world, but reading it - let alone understanding and applying it to daily life - can be a daunting prospect even for people who feel they are some way along the road of Christian discipleship. Where do we start? How do we work out its relevance to us? If we feel we know it quite well already, how can we go further in exploring its riches?

This highly accessible book sets out straightforward and helpful strategies for those who are completely new to Bible reading, which can also benefit those who have begun to develop a Bible-reading habit and want to broaden and deepen their understanding. Step by step, Michael Green explains how to enjoy the Bible (and avoid feeling bored by it!), how to read it by ourselves and how to benefit from discussing it with others, and how we in turn can start to share its teaching with new Christians.

Contents include:

  • What is the Bible?
  • What can it do for me?
  • How shall I approach it?
  • How can I begin?
  • How can I get the best out of it?
  • How can I avoid getting stale?
  • How can I go deeper?
  • Why not read it with a friend?
  • How about a Bible study group?
  • Can I trust the Bible?

Endorsements

Bible Reading - a beginner's guide is a wonderful help to anyone trying to make daily scripture devotions part of their everyday walk with God.
Jenny Noyes, Director, Alpha Southeast, USA

Author info

Michael Green has taught on the Bible and on Christian belief in churches and theological colleges across the world for more than 40 years. The author of over 50 books, from introductions to issues of faith to scholarly tomes on the scriptures, he is now based in Oxford, where he is chaplain to the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, which he founded with Alister McGrath.

Reviews

Michael Green's Bible Reading - a beginner's guide is a wonderful help to anyone trying to make daily scripture devotions part of their everyday walk with God. He poses the questions that a new Christian would ask about bible reading such as 'How can I begin?' and 'How can I avoid getting stale?', then provides researched, yet practical, guidance to encourage the reader to jump in and get started. Dr. Green doesn't provide a cookie-cutter formula for reading the Bible, but rather simply and clearly shares things you should know, things you should consider, and things you should do to get to know God Himself through the pages of His love letter to all humankind - the Bible!

I particularly recommend this book to Alpha Course guests or graduates who may still have questions about the Bible's history, make up, or relevance to people today, but who usually are quite eager to get on with deepening their new life in Christ. Dr. Green offers several ways to approach daily bible reading, but leaves it to the readers to decide which approach works best for them. For anyone who is ready to make a new or renewed commitment to reading the Bible, Bible Reading - a beginner's guide is a great aide to getting off to a good start.

Jenny Noyes, Director, Alpha Southeast, USA

Book details

  • ISBN: 9781841016108
  • Published: 17 April 2009
  • Status:
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
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