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How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth: Fourth Edition
How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth: Fourth Edition
How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth: Fourth Edition
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How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth: Fourth Edition

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Get the most out of your Bible.

In clear, simple language, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth helps you accurately understand the different parts of the Bible—their meaning for ancient audiences and their implications for you today—so you can uncover the inexhaustible wealth of God's Word.

More than three quarters of a million people have turned to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth to inform their reading of the Bible. This fourth edition features revisions that keep pace with current scholarship, resources, and culture. Changes include:

  • Updated language for better readability.
  • Scripture references now appear only in brackets at the end of a sentence or paragraph for ease of reading.
  • A new authors' preface.
  • Redesigned and updated diagrams.
  • Updated list of recommended commentaries and resources.

 

Used all around the world, this Bible resource covers everything from how to choose a good translation to how to understand the different genres of biblical writing.

Understanding the Bible isn't just for the few, the gifted, and the scholarly. The Bible is meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from casual readers to seminary students. Even a few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of Scripture and its application to your twenty-first-century life.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherZondervan
Release dateJun 24, 2014
ISBN9780310517832
How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth: Fourth Edition
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Gordon D. Fee

Gordon D. Fee (PhD, University of Southern California) is Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    What you CAN'T read into the text of the Bible. Some of the things we want the Bible to say cannot be supported by honest intellectual investigation, this helps sort out the aceptable methodology from rejected ones.With Carson's "Exegetical Fallacies," it is a good introduction to the process of exegesis and hermeneutics.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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    My favorite book for understanding the different genres of literature in the Bible
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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    It's easy to forget that the bible is a collection of books. Each book belongs to a genre. This book shows you how to interpret each book correctly. I think the author did a fairly good job explaining how to do exegesis and hermeneutics in a concise manner.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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    A must for the deep study of the Word. Reading this first will help with considering the position of other academic authors on the Word.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Best book around for learning HOW to read and understand the Bible. Anything by Gordon Fee is great, but this book is accessible for anyone to read.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Good overview of the topic of interpreting Scripture. They lay out the fundamentals well in pretty accessible language.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Very insightful, resourceful read. Can be a bit tough for the beginner reader, but if one is patient, this is a worth it read.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Never underestimate the power of basic, love it! Worth re- reading to keep us grounded in proper interpretation of the scriptures.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Quite an eye opener in terms of the various versions of the Holy scriptures available. A must read for bible scholars

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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    The chapters deal with issues related to the different genres of the Bible: epistles, OT narratives, Acts, gospels, parables, law, prophets, psalms, wisdom, and the Revelation. It contains good information on how and why we need to interpret the Scriptures, including the need to use a good Bible translation.There is a lot of scripture abuse going on and much of it comes from not understanding that the Bible contains different types of writings. Each chapter is useful for any reading or study for that particular genre. The book will help you and you members get past the "well, I think it means..." mentality of Bible study.In the back of the book is a section worth the price of the book. The authors discuss what makes a good commentary. One criterion is the need for a commentary that gives different options for the difficult verses, showing the evidence for each view instead of forcing one interpretation and presenting one as the only one. They give their recommendations for good, objective, conservative (people who believe in inspiration) commentaries for each book of the Bible.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    An excellent overview of how to read the Bible that is very readable. He also gives many recommendations of how to continue into deeper study.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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    I've taught on this book a number of times, and I still don't get sick of it. It's so essential to understand that the Bible is made up of a number of kinds of literature, and because of this, it's essential to know how to approach each kind on its own (while plugging it into the broad metanarrative of Scripture). Fee and Stuart help navigate these issues for the eager student of the Bible.

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