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How to Read the Bible Book by Book
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Reading the Bible need not be a haphazard journey through strange and bewildering territory. Like an experienced tour guide, How to Read the Bible Book by Book takes you by the hand and walks you through the Scriptures. For each book of the Bible, the authors start with a quick snapshot, then expand the view to help you better understand its key elements and how it fits into the grand narrative of the Bible. Written by two top evangelical scholars, this survey is designed to get you actually reading the Bible knowledgeably and understanding it accurately. In an engaging, conversational style, Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart take you through a given book of the Bible using their unique, progressive approach: Orienting Data-Concise info bytes that form a thumbnail of the book Overview-A brief panorama that introduces key concepts and themes and important landmarks in the book Specific Advice for Reading-Pointers for accurately understanding the details and message of the book in context with the circumstances surrounding its writing A Walk Through-The actual section-by-section tour that helps you see both the larger landscape of the book and how its various parts work together to form the whole. Here you are taken by the hand and told, "Look at this!" How to Read the Bible Book by Book can be used as a companion to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. It also stands on its own as a reliable guide to reading and understanding the Bible for yourself.
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Preface... 9 The Biblical Story: An Overview ... 14 THE NARRATIVE OF ISRAEL IN THE BIBLICAL STORY 21 Genesis ...24 Exodus ...34 Leviticus ...43 Numbers ...49 Deuteronomy ...55 Joshua ...63 Judges ...70 Ruth ...78 1 and 2 Samuel ...82 1 and 2 Kings ...91 1 and 2 Chronicles ...99 Ezra-Nehemiah ...108 Esther ...114 THE WRITINGS OF ISRAEL IN THE BIBLICAL STORY 119 Job ...121 Psalms ...130 Proverbs ...144 Ecclesiastes ...154 Song of Songs ...161 Lamentations ...166 THE PROPHETS OF ISRAEL IN THE BIBLICAL STORY 171 Isaiah ...174 Jeremiah ...186 Ezekiel ...195 Daniel ...204 Hosea ...211 Joel ...217 Amos ...222 Obadiah ...228 Jonah ...231 Micah ...235 Nahum ...240 Habakkuk ...244 Zephaniah ...248 Haggai ...252 Zechariah ...256 Malachi ...262 THE GOSPELS AND ACTS IN THE BIBLICAL STORY 267 Matthew ...269 Mark ...277 Luke ...286 Acts ...296 John ...304 THE EPISTLES AND REVELATION IN THE BIBLICAL STORY 315 Romans ...317 1 Corinthians ...324 2 Corinthians ...333 Galatians ...340 Ephesians ...347 Philippians ...353 Colossians ...359 1 Thessalonians ...364 2 Thessalonians ...369 1 Timothy ...373 2 Timothy ...379 Titus ...383 Philemon ...387 Hebrews ...390 James ...397 1 Peter ...402 2 Peter ...407 1 John ...411 2 John ...417 3 John ...420 Jude ...423 The Revelation ...426 Glossary of Terms ... 437 Appendix: A Chronological Listing of the Biblical Books... 443

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Gordon D. Fee (PhD, University of Southern California) is Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia. Douglas Stuart (PhD, Harvard University) is professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

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