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May 22, 2019 - 11:15 AM By Mark L. Strauss

Many find it difficult to take words that were written thousands of years ago and apply them to twenty first century life in the Western world How do we read God s unchanging Word in a world that is increasingly defined by change How to Read the Bible in Changing Times shows everyday Christians how to interpret and apply the Scriptures regardless of time and culture RathMany find it difficult to take words that were written thousands of years ago and apply them to twenty first century life in the Western world How do we read God s unchanging Word in a world that is increasingly defined by change How to Read the Bible in Changing Times shows everyday Christians how to interpret and apply the Scriptures regardless of time and culture Rather than seeing the Bible as a magic answer book, a list of commands to obey, or a series of promises to claim, this insightful book allows the Bible to retain its identity as a complex, inspired document while showing that the truth it contains is relevant and life changing It shows the reader how todetermine the meaning of the text in its original contextidentify culturally relative featuresunderstand what the text teaches about God, his will, and his purposesapply the truths discovered to contemporary life situationsIt even shows readers how to discern God s will on the many modern issues that the Bible does not directly address.
  • Title: How to Read the Bible in Changing Times: Understanding and Applying God's Word Today
  • Author: Mark L. Strauss
  • ISBN: 9780801072833
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Paperback

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David Zimmerman May 22, 2019 - 11:15 AM
How to Read the Bible in Changing Times is an introductory volume on hermeneutics that seems to be written for laymen who want to do a better job at teaching or preaching. Yet, I find it a difficult book to review. In the first chapter, the author presents a case for understanding every Scripture in context. He warns against teaching or applying the Bible piecemeal, using the Scriptures to say whatever we want it to say. Instead, he advocates that we are to read the Bible to "discern the heart o [...]
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Marcus Lynn May 22, 2019 - 11:15 AM
Best book yet that I've read that clears away all the mud for people trying to make sense of the Bible today.
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Chuck May 22, 2019 - 11:15 AM
Concentrating on a basic premise--understanding the Bible is about knowing God, not knowing more about God--sets this book aside. Strauss calls it a "heart of God hermeneutic." He successfully sets forth a means of keeping that focus in our study of Scripture.But, at the same time, he speaks to and illustrates, basic principles of interpretation and genre specific concerns. In addition there is helpful direction to additional resources.D. A. Carson's blurb captures an important distinction conce [...]
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Bob Wolniak May 22, 2019 - 11:15 AM
I think this is the best concise hermeneutics text on the popular level I have read in a long while. There are very notable chapters on what the Bible is NOT, when cultures collide, and finding the heart of God in the diverse genres of OT and NT. Clear examples provided throughout along with an analysis of some other approaches to cultural analysis in Bible interpretation.
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Heather May 22, 2019 - 11:15 AM
This book had a lot of great information about studying the Bible. I completely disagree with some of his final conclusions (namely on what the Bible has to say about homosexuality - an issue I've studied and continue to study pretty thoroughly), but overall I found it thought provoking, informative, and a very useful tool.
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John Blosser May 22, 2019 - 11:15 AM
More of a foundational bible reading guide for pastors or lay ministers, this book is a must-read for those interested in relevant bible truth and ethical application in today's world of highly niche and personal theology.
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How to Read the Bible in Changing Times: Understanding and Applying God's Word Today By Mark L. Strauss Many find it difficult to take words that were written thousands of years ago and apply them to twenty first century life in the Western world How do we read God s unchanging Word in a world that is increasingly defined by change How to Read the Bible in Changing Times shows everyday Christians how to interpret and apply the Scriptures regardless of time and culture RathMany find it difficult to take words that were written thousands of years ago and apply them to twenty first century life in the Western world How do we read God s unchanging Word in a world that is increasingly defined by change How to Read the Bible in Changing Times shows everyday Christians how to interpret and apply the Scriptures regardless of time and culture Rather than seeing the Bible as a magic answer book, a list of commands to obey, or a series of promises to claim, this insightful book allows the Bible to retain its identity as a complex, inspired document while showing that the truth it contains is relevant and life changing It shows the reader how todetermine the meaning of the text in its original contextidentify culturally relative featuresunderstand what the text teaches about God, his will, and his purposesapply the truths discovered to contemporary life situationsIt even shows readers how to discern God s will on the many modern issues that the Bible does not directly address.

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