"The Bible is alive--it has hands and grabs hold of me, it has feet and runs after me." Thus spoke Martin Luther, as cited by Knud J rgensen in a quotation that summarizes the deeper meaning of this book. To the authors of Bible in Mission, the Bible is the book of life, and mission is life in the Word. This core reality cuts across the diversity of contexts and hermeneutical strategies represented in these essays. The authors are committed to the boundary-crossings that characterize contemporary mission - and each sees the Bible as foundational to the Missio Dei, to God's work in the world.