History, law, poetry, prophecy, apocalypse, letters (epistles), and all of it written thousands of years ago - the Bible is a complex book that can be difficult to navigate. One of the hardest things for a reader is to figure out how to read different sections of Scripture the way they're supposed to be read and then to figure out how they all fit together. Pastor Jim Nicodem has written a wonderful, accessible resource to help with these challenges.
Skeptics often complain that the Bible can be used to prove just about anything. The skeptics are right-"if "the basic ground rules for understanding the Bible are ignored. Just as with any great piece of literature (e.g. Shakespeare's plays, Tolstoy's novels, Frost's poems), the Bible must be interpreted according to certain guidelines, which scholars refer to as "hermeneutics. ""Context " is a mini-course in hermeneutics, but an accesible one. Discover how to accurately interpret a Bible passage by unpacking its: historical setting, literary genre, and key theological issues. Learn how to use a few simple study tools.
Perfect for everyone from first time Bible readers to Bible study leaders, " Context "is a wonderful tool to help with basic Bible reading or more in-depth study.