Description: This compact, one-semester introduction to the Bible prepares students to begin reading the biblical text as Christian Scripture, focusing on the meaning of Scripture for the church. The editors and contributors--experienced teachers with expertise in different parts of the Bible--orient students to the whole of Scripture so that they may read the biblical text for themselves. The book first explains what Christians believe about Scripture and gives a bird's-eye survey of the whole biblical story. Chapters then introduce the story, arrangement, style, and key ideas of each division of the Old and New Testament, helping readers see how the books of the Bible make a coherent whole.
Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Theology, New Testament Theology, Other Methods
Review by Dirk G. van der Merwe
Citation: Dirk G. van der Merwe, review of Robert W. Wall and David R. Nienhuis, eds., A Compact Guide to the Whole Bible: Learning to Read Scripture's Story, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).
Review by Lilly (SJ) Nortje-Meyer
Citation: Lilly (SJ) Nortje-Meyer, review of Robert W. Wall and David R. Nienhuis, eds., A Compact Guide to the Whole Bible: Learning to Read Scripture's Story, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).
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