Deeper into the Word: Reflections on 100 Words from the New Testament
AN EXCELLENT BOOK!
This book can be considered both a reference tool and a devotional book. The words from Scripture used in the book are extremely important and have been well chosen. I am well into the book, and have not found a single word for examination that I would consider superfluous. I use the book as part of my quiet time each day. It is very readable and practical. The author beautifully applies the word to Christian living. One of the most helpful books I've encountered in a long time!
August 23, 2012
Must have for the reference library
"Deeper into the Word: Reflections on 100 Words From the New Testament" by Keri Wyatt Kent is a very basic bible reference tool that reflections on 100 topical words that can be found in the New Testament. An addition to Keri's other book,"Deeper into the Word: Reflections on 100 Words From the Old Testament", this is a handy, thinline book that focuses on a new look at important topical words that can be found in the New Testament and can be used either as part of a personal reflection tool or for a quick and easy reference tool.
Going into such areas as to,"Why was this word chosen over that of another", "What is implied in the original language", and helping the bible reader understand, without knowing Greek, the deeper details of God's Word for oneself, this is really a very handy book to have in one's library.
The details are essential one and half pages long, so this is not a deep study of a word's meaning,but enough overview for the layman, to either point them in the general direction of where to look, or provide a more, "touching the surface" insight into what certain words that are used in the Bible, may imply.
If you are looking for a resource that will give you the general direction of what Greek word to look up or just a quick look on the surface of what say, the word, "Mercy" is being implied in God's word,"Deeper into the Word: Reflections on 100 Words From the New Testament" by Keri Wyatt Kent is a very valuable, to have on hand bible reference.
This isn't for the "serious" study of the bible, but rather a quick, road map to make our Father's word, more enjoyable and enough to help one develop a richer and slower journey into the richness and understanding of God's word.
Both books will be valuable assets to the library and this is something that even homeschoolers can use for either copywork, word lookup, or a way to even teach older children to young adults, the value of really understanding and exploring God's Word.
Note, this is not just for that age group, but rather for anyone who is ready to be serious about going deeper in studying God's word and a great way to develop that either personal time study, maybe just have a quick "go to" reference or help with getting a general road map of where to start!
Thank you to Bethany Publishers for the complimentary copy.
May 11, 2011
This book is a welcome addition to my library.
Deeper into the Word by Keri Wyatt Kent is a welcomed addition to my library. This book is a wonderful study guide for the New Testament. The author has taken 100 words from the New Testament and studies the words in depth looking first at their original language and then delving farther into the actual meaning. At times when necessary the author will revert to the Old Testament to understand fully the meaning of the word. In the contents she lists the 100 words that is studied and the Greek index is in the back along with a list of helpful Web Sites.
Whether you use this book as a Study Help, for Reference or a Devotion to read, there is a lot of valuable information inside. This little book can give new meaning to the passages in your Bible, by fully understanding certain words bringing them to life.
A valuable asset to everyone, Keri Wyatt Kent did a fantastic job, do not pass this one by.
I received this book free from Bethany House a division of Baker Publishing Group as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
April 29, 2011
...a wonderful bible study resource...
A Phone Tree Book Review
DEEPER into the WORD is a wonderful bible study resource that will enhance the study life of anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the Word. It is engaging, thought-provoking, and even inspiring.
Each time I sat down to do my personal bible study, I looked for opportunities to do a word study using this book. I found myself anxious to discover hidden treasures and deeper meanings. I wanted to grasp any new insights that I could based on the original language and meaning of particular words.
I thought this book was a solid read. I will definitely continue to refer to it. I would also have no qualms about recommending this book.
This book would be a good resource for anyone who wants to add a little something extra into their bible study life. It is an easy read and would be well received by those new to the discipline of bible study, as well as those more seasoned in the area of bible study.
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April 7, 2011