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Read the Bible for Life by George Guthrie

The Bible may be the most bought book in the world, but it is also often the least read and least applied due to a basic lack of understanding and motivation on the part of readers. Read the Bible for Life aims to improve biblical literacy in the culture and the church by simultaneously moving readers toward greater skill in reading the Bible well and toward a deeper commitment to applying Scripture to everyday life.

Through a series of down-to-earth conversations with some of today's brightest scholars, author George Guthrie discusses the basic tools and attitudes needed to read the Bible more effectively. Chapters focus on the various types of literature in Scripture and how to read them well. For instance, how should we read a psalm differently than we read a parable? How should we read a story of the Old Testament differently than we read a letter from Paul? How can we engage these various parts of Scripture in a way that is truly life-changing? The book also discusses issues such as reading the Bible in context, choosing and reading a Bible translation, reading in times of sorrow or suffering, and reading the Bible with your family.

As we better understand how to read the Bible skillfully, we begin to see how every person of the Bible, every psalm, and every teaching fits into the Bible's powerful, overarching story, and we begin to realize our place in the story that God is still writing in the world.

Author : George H. Guthrie
Release Date: 1/1/2011
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Item Number: 005242570
ISBN (10): 0805464549
ISBN (13): 9780805464542
Pages: 352
Product Group:  Books

 

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Reading God's Story: A Chronological Daily Bible
by George Guthrie

Stories are basic to life. Everybody loves a good story. We have been reading, listening to, or watching stories all of our lives, so we intuitively know a lot about how they work. Yet, more and more, Christians are unfamiliar with the stories of the Bible and how the grand narrative of God's Word fits together. Indeed, God gave us the stories of the Bible to reveal great truth about Himself and about our lives, and He wants to draw us into the ongoing story of what He is doing in the world. By focusing on the narrative framework of Scripture we can better understand what the Bible teaches and live out its instruction more effectively.

Reading God's Story takes that clear narrative approach to the Bible, arranging the complete text into a fresh chronological reading plan developed for the Read the Bible for Life biblical literacy initiative. In this plan the books, chapters, and verses of the Bible are thoughtfully arranged so readers can track the story of Scripture, day by day, from beginning to end, understanding the flow of events and how all the different parts fit together to make sense.

Reading God's Story features two-color interior page layout and is organized into 52 weeks of readings (six readings per week). It presents Scripture in three main acts (God's Plan for All People; God's Covenant People; God's New Covenant People) and seventeen total scenes, providing an introduction for each act and scene to orient the reader to its importance in the grand story. Unlike other chronological Bibles, this arrangement is not date specific (e.g. "January 1"), so a person can begin using this edition at any point in the calendar year.

Author : George H. Guthrie
Release Date: 11/1/2011
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN (10): 1433601117
ISBN (13): 9781433601118
Pages: 1440
Product Group:  Bibles

 

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A Reader's Guide to the Bible: A Chronological Daily Bible
by George Guthrie

The Reader's Guide to the Bible: A Chronological Reading Plan by George Guthrie invites readers into the world of the Bible and offers guidance for walking day-by-day through its pages. May be used as a companion to any Bible translation but is designed to complement Reading God's Story: A Chronological Daily Bible (HCSB®; B&H, 2011)

Features:

  • Offers a daily Bible-reading plan that enables people to read through the Bible in one year
  • Offers daily help coaching in how to read an assigned portion of Scripture each day
  • Lays out the biblical story in 3 acts and 17 scenes to familiarize readers with the framework of the Bible's story
  • Daily commentary provides orientation for reading Scripture on a day-by-day basis
  • Small-group discussion questions are provided at the end of each week for processing the week's readings with others
  • Three foldout timelines help readers keep track of their place in the biblical story

Author : George H. Guthrie
Release Date: 9/1/2011
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN (10): 1415871051
ISBN (13): 9781415871058
Product Group:  Books

 

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Read the Bible for Life - Workbook by George Guthrie is a participant's guide to a whole-church approach to greater biblical literacy. This study equips individuals and churches to better understand the Bible by introducing readers to its history, genres, interpretation, and proper application to transform lives through reading and studying God's Word. God inspired the biblical writers to use a variety of literary types, including stories, poetry, proverbs, parables, and others.

Read the Bible for Life teaches believers how to read the various types of biblical literature in a way that unlocks God's intended meaning, enabling them to accurately interpret the Bible and appropriately apply its teachings to life. Read the Bible for Life provides tools and a process in the life of a church for ongoing, life-changing training that equips members to understand this grand story and how its various parts fit together. Once people understand the story of Scripture, they can better understand how they fit into that story. (9 sessions with optional 10th group session)

Features:

  • Five days of participant homework content and learning activities each week that reinforce the principles taught in the DVD sessions and guide participants to practice the principles
  • Three full-color timelines of Bible history
  • Discussion questions for 9 weekly small-group sessions, with optional 10th group session

Benefits:

  • Helps Christians develop a love and passion for God's Word
  • Equips believers to read, understand, and respond to God's Word more effectively by practicing and applying Bible-reading skills to their lives
  • Motivates believers to read the Bible consistently and become doers of the Word
  • Helps participants grasp the grand story of the Bible and discover how the various parts work together to present God's purposes, will, and ways

Author : George Guthrie
Release Date: 1/3/2011
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: LifeWay Church Resources
Item Number: 005321768
ISBN (10): 1415869316
ISBN (13): 9781415869314
Product Group: Curriculum
Product Type: Learner/Member Book
Age/Life Stage: Adult

Language: English

 

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Read the Bible for Life - Leader Kit by George Guthrie is a whole-church approach to greater biblical literacy. This study equips individuals and churches to better understand the Bible by introducing readers to its history, genres, interpretation, and proper application to transform lives through reading and studying God's Word. God inspired the biblical writers to use a variety of literary types, including stories, poetry, proverbs, parables, and others.

Read the Bible for Life teaches believers how to read the various types of biblical literature in a way that unlocks God's intended meaning, enabling them to accurately interpret the Bible and appropriately apply its teachings to life. Read the Bible for Life provides tools and a process in the life of a church for ongoing, life-changing training that equips members to understand this grand story and how its various parts fit together. Once people understand the story of Scripture, they can better understand how they fit into that story. (9 sessions with optional 10th group session)

Product Features:

  • Workbook
  • CD-ROM with supplemental tools for the study leader
  • 3 DVDs with 9 teaching sessions featuring the author's teaching in a small group and interviews with noted Bible scholars: Clint Arnold, Craig Blomberg, Darrell Bock, Michael Card, Scott Duvall, Daniel Hays, David Howard, Andreas Kostenberger, Douglas Moo, Gary Smith, Mark Strauss, Bruce Waltke

Benefits:

  • Helps Christians develop a love and passion for God's Word
  • Equips believers to read, understand, and respond to God's Word more effectively by practicing and applying Bible-reading skills to their lives
  • Motivates believers to read the Bible consistently and become doers of the Word
  • Helps participants grasp the grand story of the Bible and discover how the various parts work together to present God's purposes, will, and ways

Author : George Guthrie
Release Date: 1/3/2011
Publisher: LifeWay Church Resources
Item Number: 005253507
ISBN (10): 1415871213
ISBN (13): 9781415871218
UPC: 634337122694

Product Group: Curriculum
Product Type: Kit
Age/Life Stage: Adult
Language: English

 

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Read the Bible for Life - Video Sessions

Utilizing small-group teaching sessions and interviews with Bible scholars, Read the Bible for Life author George Guthrie explores three dynamics in reading the Bible well: listening, understanding, and responding. He identifies tools for understanding the Bible and encourages viewers to create life space and heart space for the study of Gods Word.

Release Date: 1/3/2011
Age/Life Stage: Adult
Language: English