Just as a rock climbers handhold enables him to master the mountain, a firm grasp on Gods Word empowers us to traverse the challenging, risky slopes of life. Grasping Gods Word helps college students, beginning seminary students, and other serious readers get a grip on the solid rock of Scripture--how to read it, how to interpret it, and how to apply it.
Filling the gap between approaches that are too simple and others that are too technical, this book starts by equipping readers with general principles of interpretation, then moves on to apply those principles to specific genres and contexts.
Features include: * Field-tested in the classroom with nearly 600 students and various professors * Numerous charts and sidebar highlights * Hands-on exercises to guide students through the interpretation process * Emphasis on real-life application * Supplemented by a website for professors providing extensive teaching materials * Accompanying workbook (sold separately)
Grasping Gods Word progresses through the following five sections: 1. How to Read the Book: Basic Tools 2. Contexts: Now and Then 3. Meaning and Application 4. The Interpretive Journey: New Testament 5. The Interpretive Journey: Old Testament
An indispensable approach to reading, interpreting and applying the Bible that teaches students how to carefully read Scripture in the biblical context, and to dig deeper into the Word of God so they will be able to understand the Bible correctly and apply its meaning to their lives.