4 Stars Out Of 5
Bible Study Crash Course
August 30, 2011
St. Paul, MN
Krish Kandiah, author of Route 66, considers his book a crash course in navigating with the Bible. Though it is not a comprehensive study of the Bible, Krish gives us the main divisions, and how to read and apply the different divisions to our lives-narrative, law, psalm, prophecy, wisdom, gospel, epistle, and apocalyptic. Each one has a place in our lives, whether we enjoy them all or not. They are broken down into living faithfully, distinctly, poetically, discerningly,prophectically, infectiously, purposefully, and hopefully.
I love his challenges to us: transportation or transformation; information or translation; and obligation or invitation; open to listen, learn, change, and critique; genres as terrains, gears, and perspectives. They hit us where the rubber meets the road for application to our daily lives. Without which, one doesn't really grow in Christ.
His book can be used individually, in a group, or in a church. It's laid out in short 5-day spirts, with travel journals, which pick a specific Scripture to study, and group studies that are interactive.
I like the way it is set up, challenging me to look at each genre in a different manner and for a different purpose by showing the methods incorporated, viewpoints, everyday stories, Scriptural examples, connections, signposts, and your emotions.
There was one offensive reference that comes from a TV show that seemed out of place. But overall I could easily recommend this book for personal or group study, referencing as you study the Bible or as a church sermon series. Just remember, it's a crash course. You have to do the hard work of digging through the Word!
This book was provided by Cat Hoort of Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest review. No monetary compensation was exchanged.