The Bible For Beginners And The Rest of Us: A Guide to Making Basic Bible Sense by Arlington McRaeThe Bible For Beginners And The Rest of Us: A Guide to Making Basic Bible Sense by Arlington McRae

The Bible For Beginners And The Rest of Us: A Guide to Making Basic Bible Sense

byArlington McRae

Paperback | June 27, 2016

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Several years ago, I stopped by a Christian bookstore just to browse. Stepping into the store, the Holy Spirit immediately took charge and overwhelmed me with what at the time looked like thousands and thousands of books that filled shelf after shelf after eight-foot shelves. Then He asked me, "Why all these books?" I was silent. "People spend much time reading books about the Bible, little time actually reading the Bible itself."

Perhaps you are one of those persons trying to read the Bible but you cannot make sense of it. Why is that? Why don't we understand the Bible in a life-changing way? I am convinced it is primarily because we lack the keys to unlock its life-changing message.

The Bible For Beginners And the Rest of Us: A Guide To Making Basic Bible Sense presents the Bible in its simplest form. Starting at the beginning, the author presents a simple “perspective” and a broad “context” for how we understand and interpret what we read. You will find these concepts easy to understand and easy to embrace.

Additionally, in this volume, the author lays out the structure and the over all story – the big picture – of the Bible to enhance the context for interpreting and connecting the various books and stories.

Following the guidelines and summary perspectives in this book, you will be equipped to read your Bible enthusiastically and with joy. Upon completion of your careful study of this guide, you will have a comprehensive overview of the Bible story and its core message and the confidence that you can read it, interpret and understand what you read. It will inspire you to read the Bible often and apply your new knowledge to the way you live your life. It will also encourage you to share what you have learned with your friends and love ones.

A New Paradigm
In this new series - BIBLE THREADS, Keys to Understanding the Bible - award-winning author Arlington McRae offers us a fresh new 21st century paradigm for how we approach the Bible and understand its essential message. Not a new message; but a new perspective of the Bible as a whole to significantly increase our understanding of it. This series is an invaluable resource to guide us on our journey to truly comprehending the Bible and its applicability to our lives.

Arlington McRae holds a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. Since 2000, after receiving a visitation from the Lord, he has fully committed his life, his body, his mind, his ambition, his work, and his devotion to Jesus Christ and His ministry of reconciliation. He is an ordained minister and an outstand...
Title:The Bible For Beginners And The Rest of Us: A Guide to Making Basic Bible SenseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.46 inPublished:June 27, 2016Publisher:Embassy One PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1944539018

ISBN - 13:9781944539016


Table of Contents

Contents Series - BIBLE THREADS Series Preface 15 Series Introduction 17 Volume I - The Bible For Beginners Volume Preface 35 Volume Purpose 39 How to Use This Volume 41 Part 1 - Perspective 1. Seeking God's Perspective 47 2. Beginning at The Beginning 53 Chart: Bible Divisions 65 Examples of Deuteronomy in 1 Samuel 67 3. New Testament: A Fresh Perspective 69 Chart: New Testament Subdivisions 87 Part 2 - Context 4. Understanding Context 91 5. An Eagle Eye View of The Bible 103 Chart: The Bible Story, Parts 1-4 117 6. The Will of God 125 7. The Thread of Disobedience 143 Part 3 - Conclusion 8. Your Special Invitation 157 9. Closing Words 163 Appendix: Referenced Scriptures 177

Editorial Reviews

As one of "The Rest of Us" I was amazed at the simplicity an clarity of the descriptions and explanations in this book. I recommend "The Bible For Beginners" to newcomers to the Holy word as well as to bible veterans who seek a refreshing, understandable presentation of God's message. My eleven year old grandson has started reading the book, which has sparked many meaningful conversations between us. Treat yourself to a wonderful experience by giving this book a try. Rick George "Arlington, First and foremost, your writing ability, style, voice, comprehension is absolutely superb. I report this fact with great satisfaction and delight, as I have read many manuscripts by new and experienced writers that do not come close to this level of professionalism and brinkmanship, especially with such tedious and controversial subject matter. Second, the content is solid, comprehensive and presented in a very digestible form. I have read manuscripts that contained valuable information, but it was hidden in a maze of big words and convoluted sentence structure. Your technique is simple and easy-to-follow, augmented by diagrams and charts. I believe your readers will appreciate this very much and reward your efforts with word-of-mouth buzz. Leander Jackie Grogan