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In an engaging, conversational style, Dr. Gordon Fee and Dr. Douglas Stuart take you through a given book of the Bible using their unique, progressive approach. Features include:
- Orienting Data: concise info bytes that form a thumbnail of the book
- Overview: a brief panorama that introduces key concepts, themes, and important landmarks in the book
- Specific Advice for Reading: pointers for accurately understanding the details and message of the book in context with the circumstances surrounding its writing
- A Walk Through: the actual section-by-section tour that helps you see both the larger landscape of the book and how its various parts work together to form the whole
Number of Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 8 X 5.31 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
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Unfortunately, this book does not cover the apocryphal books of the Bible. Please refer to the link for the table of contents to see all of the books that are covered.
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