Christians resolved to study the Bible more fervently often struggle to grasp the progression of Scripture as a whole, instead encountering various passages each week through unrelated readings, studies, and sermons. But once they see the Bible as a Great Story, they begin to see how their own lives fit into what God has done and is doing in the world.
New Testament scholar J. Scott Duvall and Old Testament expert J. Daniel Hays authored Living God's Word: Discovering our Place in the Great Story of Scripture to help Christians consider how their lives can be integrated into the story of the Bible, thus enabling them to live faithfully in deep and important ways.
They survey the entire Bible through broad themes that trace the progression of God's redemptive plan. Each section deals with a certain portion of Scripture's story and includes reading/listening preparation, explanation, summary, observations about theological significance, connections to the Great Story, and written assignments for further study. These features---combined with the authors' engaging style---make Experiencing God's Word an ideal introductory college text, Sunday school elective, or small group study.
New Testament scholar J. Scott Duvall and Old Testament expert J. Daniel Hays---authors of the popular hermeneutics primer Grasping Gods Word---invite lay and college-level Bible students to see how their faith journey relates to the big picture of the Bible. Living Gods Word presents a broad narrative framework that encompasses every book of the Bible and demonstrates how believers make this story their own.
J. Scott Duvall (PhD. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the coauthor with George H. Guthrie of Biblical Greek Exegesis: A Graded Approach to Learning Intermediate and Advanced Greek and with Terry G. Carter and J. Daniel Hays of the textbook Preaching God's Word: A Hands on Approach to Preparing, Developing and Delivering the Sermon.
J. Daniel Hays (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary; PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is dean of the Pruet School of Christian Studies and professor of Old Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the author of From Every People and Nation, and he has coauthored Grasping God's Word; Preaching God's Word; Journey into Gods Word; The Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology; Iraq: Babylon of the End Times?; Apocalypse; and The Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy. He teaches adult Sunday school at his local church in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and preaches frequently throughout the nation.
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