The bible is one of the few books most people would struggle to read it all the way through. Yet, it is without a doubt, one of the most important book in the world and this especially so for christians. When one begins to read the bible one will be faced with a array of literature within the bible. Narratives are generally a lot easier than epistles or wisdom writings. yet the crucial task of understanding the Book still lies with the individual christians.
And here is one book that will help layperson and new seminary students alike in understanding the Book. Engaging the Christian Scripture is really a book that helps you engage with the christian Scripture.
Arterbury, Bellinger Jr and Dodson has written a helpful book on teaching christians what the bible is all about. Comparing with other New/Old Testament introductions, this book is really meant to help readers understand the bible itself. It does not spend time wrestling with the authorship provenance or purpose. Rather it tells the readers what each of the bile is about, the type of literary and genre it belongs to, and how to interpret and understand such genre.
I found this book to be exceptionally user-friendly and very useful to anyone who is new to this subject or topic. Included inside are also side notes that helps the readers pick up very useful information related to each chapter.
I would recommend any lay person who has a desire to grow in their understanding of the bible, or any students who are thinking or has just started seminary to read this book. It will surely help them to read and understand better.
Rating: 5 / 5
Disclaimer: I was given this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review