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What the Bible Really Tells Us: The Essential Guide to Biblical Literacy

What the Bible Really Tells Us: The Essential Guide to Biblical Literacy

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The Bible is the foundational text for Jews and Christians, but most people, having little knowledge of what it actually says, feel less than uncomfortable navigating its pages. What the Bible Really Tells Us solves this problem, providing a thorough, yet accessible, guide to the Good Book and the ways in which it can enrich one’s life.

Opening with a 60-Second Super-Easy Bible Quiz to test your knowledge, author T.J. Wray then provides essential background information to arm readers with tools necessary to read and interpret passages on their own. And, with these tools in hand, Wray helps readers explore what the Bible really says about key issues today, including:

Suffering Heaven and hell Gender and sexuality The environment
What the Bible Really Tells Us is an indispensable guide for individuals and groups interested in gaining a fuller understanding of the Bible and the timeless lessons it imparts.
The Bible is the foundational text for Jews and Christians, but most people, having little knowledge of what it actually says, feel less than uncomfortable navigating its pages. What the Bible Really Tells Us solves this problem, providing a thorough, yet accessible, guide to the Good Book and the ways in which it can enrich one’s life.

Opening with a 60-Second Super-Easy Bible Quiz to test your knowledge, author T.J. Wray then provides essential background information to arm readers with tools necessary to read and interpret passages on their own. And, with these tools in hand, Wray helps readers explore what the Bible really says about key issues today, including:

Suffering Heaven and hell Gender and sexuality The environment
What the Bible Really Tells Us is an indispensable guide for individuals and groups interested in gaining a fuller understanding of the Bible and the timeless lessons it imparts.

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Publish date: Aug 2011
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Wray (Good Girls, Bad Girls), an associate professor of religious studies at Salve Regina University, offers an undergraduate-friendly introduction to biblical studies based on her years of teaching undergraduates, who, like the rest of the country, are fairly biblically illiterate. Her opening "60-Second Super-Easy Bible Quiz" is, of course, not as easy as it would appear, a classroom gambit designed to make people aware of their assumptions and to loosen up their preconceptions about this sacred text. Her fresh approach allows her to hopscotch around biblical books and point out many internal disagreements and distinctions. While good for the classroom, readers who like the brisk tone of an assured lecturer will also enjoy this competent book. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

2011-10-10, Publishers Weekly
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Wray starts her book with a five-question quiz, which any faithful Bible reader should pass with ease, but the vast majority cannot. It’s the same quiz she uses to open each new course at Salve Regina University, where she teaches as an Associate Professor of Religious Studies. When she next recommends that I go purchase a Bible and read her book with the Bible open in front of me, I felt a nostalgic flashback to my University days. :)After the pop quiz opening, I expected the book to be a Bible Introduction course, and I worried that perhaps it wouldn’t hold my interest. I was wrong. It’s true, Wray writes down to the level of readers who know little or nothing about the Bible, but her writing is insightful and fun. Wray “seeks to address the real and urgent problem of contemporary biblical illiteracy,” not by teaching us everything that’s in the Bible, but by stimulating a curiosity about it, so that we’ll read it for ourselves.So this book is not a Bible overview. It is instead, after a short Bible Basics lead-in, an insightful discussion of seven critical issues that we should all find vital to our philosophy of life and spiritual well-being. Precisely the sort of instruction we expect to find by turning to our Bibles—yet most of us hold an erroneous assumption about what the Bible really says. These seven topics are:[1] Why do we suffer?[2] Heaven and hell[3] What the Bible says about wealth and riches[4] Sexuality and gender[5] Biblical law and justice[6] The Bible and the environment[7] Prayer and worshipAll seven proved to be great reading! Made me want to sign up for her class.
Publishers Weekly reviewed this
Wray (Good Girls, Bad Girls), an associate professor of religious studies at Salve Regina University, offers an undergraduate-friendly introduction to biblical studies based on her years of teaching undergraduates, who, like the rest of the country, are fairly biblically illiterate. Her opening "60-Second Super-Easy Bible Quiz" is, of course, not as easy as it would appear, a classroom gambit designed to make people aware of their assumptions and to loosen up their preconceptions about this sacred text. Her fresh approach allows her to hopscotch around biblical books and point out many internal disagreements and distinctions. While good for the classroom, readers who like the brisk tone of an assured lecturer will also enjoy this competent book. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

2011-10-10, Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly reviewed this
Wray (Good Girls, Bad Girls), an associate professor of religious studies at Salve Regina University, offers an undergraduate-friendly introduction to biblical studies based on her years of teaching undergraduates, who, like the rest of the country, are fairly biblically illiterate. Her opening "60-Second Super-Easy Bible Quiz" is, of course, not as easy as it would appear, a classroom gambit designed to make people aware of their assumptions and to loosen up their preconceptions about this sacred text. Her fresh approach allows her to hopscotch around biblical books and point out many internal disagreements and distinctions. While good for the classroom, readers who like the brisk tone of an assured lecturer will also enjoy this competent book. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

2011-10-10, Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly reviewed this
Wray (Good Girls, Bad Girls), an associate professor of religious studies at Salve Regina University, offers an undergraduate-friendly introduction to biblical studies based on her years of teaching undergraduates, who, like the rest of the country, are fairly biblically illiterate. Her opening "60-Second Super-Easy Bible Quiz" is, of course, not as easy as it would appear, a classroom gambit designed to make people aware of their assumptions and to loosen up their preconceptions about this sacred text. Her fresh approach allows her to hopscotch around biblical books and point out many internal disagreements and distinctions. While good for the classroom, readers who like the brisk tone of an assured lecturer will also enjoy this competent book. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

2011-10-10, Publishers Weekly
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