Route 66: A Crash Course in Navigating Life with the Bible  -     By: Krish Kandiah
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Route 66: A Crash Course in Navigating Life with the Bible

Kregel Publications / 2011 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Kregel Publications
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0857210181
ISBN-13: 9780857210180
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Welcome to Route 66, a journey to discover how the 66 books of the Bible help us to know God--and know how to live for Him. This book is packed with practical help to live your whole life guided by the whole of the Bible.

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  1. St. Paul, MN
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Bible Study Crash Course
    August 30, 2011
    St. Paul, MN
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    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.
  2. Pittsgrove, NJ
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderful addition to your Bible Study
    August 26, 2011
    Pittsgrove, NJ
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is a great little book that leads you on a journey to learn and study all 66 books of the Bible.

    The book is broken down into eight sections:

    Living faithfully (the narrative literature)

    Living distinctively (the law)

    Living poetically (the psalms)

    Living discerningly (the wisdom literature)

    Living prophetically (the prophets)

    Living infectiously (the gospels)

    Living purposefully (the epistles)

    Living hopefully (the apocalyptic literature)

    This 8-week study can be used individually, with a small group or with a church congregation.

    Each section is broken down into 5 days. At the end of each days reading there is a Travel Journal with assigned chapters of the Bible to be read that day. In addition there are four questions for you to answer after each days Bible reading.

    At the end of each section there are pages that can be used in a small group/church setting.

    Each chapter is laid out nicely in an easy to read manner.

    If you use this study and follow the daily Bible reading challenge found in the back of the book you will have read through the entire Bible in 8 weeks!

    I really like this book. It is a great resource to have on hand for my own Bible study time. I found the book easy to read. The daily book readings are easy to comprehend and gave me much to ponder over each day. I really like the way this book is laid out. Not too much information each day but meaty enough to be challenging and cause me think and grow in my belief in God.

    I think Route 66 is a great tool for learning more about the Bible. This study would be perfect for someone wanting to really delve deeply and cover the entire Bible in a short period of time!

    disclosure: I was given a copy of this book by Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest review. All opinions in this post and on this blog are my own
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    A fresh and thoughtful study of the Bible
    August 26, 2011
    LaTawnia Kintz
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I have read many different books on how to read the Bible, from light and fluffy to dry and weighty tomes that can put you to sleep if you are having trouble sleeping.

    Route 66 is like the chair that's "just right" in not only is it informative, but filled with gems of insight that will encourage you to dig deeper in your Bible.

    Krish's style of writing is easy to read and follow. Though his writing has some British terminology that we Americans may not be use to, it wasn't difficult to understand.

    I especially liked how he explained each "genre" or collection of writings in the Bible and pointed out what their differences and purposes were for the people of that time and how they apply to our lives today.

    Route 66 is an eight week study with something new every day that encourages the novice Bible student to the most scholarly to discover a fresh view point that will breath new life into their walk with God.

    It also has a group study section for those who like to read and study the Bible with others. The questions will help engage lively discussion and serious thought in discovering what it is that God is saying to His people.

    This book is not only a keeper, but one that will blow the dust off of your Bible and lives and help you gain a better understanding of God's written word and how He wants to change your life.

    This book was provided for the purpose of reviewing and posting that review, by Kregel Publications. Everything I have said is of my own opinion. Thank you Kregel!
  4. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good crash course
    August 25, 2011
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    If you're looking for a devotional that gives just a glimpse into the Bible and the history, grab this book. The chapter outlines are as follows:

    1. Living faithfully (the narrative literature)

    2. Living distinctively (the law)

    3. Living poetically (the psalms)

    4. Living discerningly (the wisdom literature)

    5. Living prophetically (the prophets)

    6. Living infectiously (the gospels)

    7. Living purposefully (the epistles)

    8. Living hopefully (the apocalyptic literature)

    The book is broken down into themes, including an 8-week Bible reading plan to read the books to get the big themes of the Bible. He also lists some resources that are great to have, such as concordances, dictionaries, commentaries, and Bible atlases. Of course, many of these things are online so that makes it easier to use.

    At the end of each day, there is a travel journal that takes you through certain Bible passages where you study it for yourself to see what God is really saying.

    It's an easy layout with a small group guide after each chapter. It's a very nice guide through the Bible that is easy to read and is a great "crash course."


    I received this book free from Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest opinion on this book.
  5. Central Minnesota
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great tool for "normal" people!
    August 24, 2011
    Central Minnesota
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I have always struggled to read more than a chapter at a time of my Bible, and remember or comprehend even less afterward. It can be frustrating. I would go to church and listen to our pastor unpack a passage of scripture, tying it in to the bigger Gospel, making connections to other scripture, and I would just be in awe of how he was able to do that. Maybe a little jealous of his ability to understand the Bible better than I do, and definitely discouraged thinking that I would never be able to unpack it on my own. My inability to bring things together or understand the Bible makes it less interesting to read and, at times, downright boring.

    Right off the bat, Krish says,

    "God created the whole vast universe with a dozen words, and then put 800,000 more words into our hands. Each word was chosen for a reason....As we look more closely at the beauty of the poetry, the precision of the laws, the passion of the prophets and much more, it is my prayer that our all-powerful God would reveal himself to us and work powerfully in us, so that we can live to please him in every way." (Route 66, p. 17)

    It's not boring, it's the most important book that I can read! And I have found an excellent tool for getting over my weakness in Route 66. Let's face it, most of us are very busy. We won't have time (in this life) to go to seminary and learn how to do what my pastor does so well. Route 66 is a tool to help us understand the big picture of how scripture is divided up and ties back together.

    The over-arching theme of Route 66 is a "travel guide". Many points are made using word-pictures that have to do with driving, cars, road trips, etc. These form mental images that cement the information Krish presents and helps me remember it later. The book is divided into a 8-week reading course, with 5 days of study plus 1 small-group study per week. Each day ends with a "travel journal" section to put into practice what you have just read. Don't miss this important part--skipping the response will mean that you lose the ability to let this sink in and change your Bible study habits.

    While designed to be best used in a small-group setting, the book can also be used for an entire church, or individually. I also think teens would enjoy doing a study with Route 66, whether on their own, for a home-school assignment, or in a small group. If you are really adventurous, there is a guide provided for reading the Bible through in 8 weeks along with reading the book. I don't think I could accomplish that task, but I would love to be involved with a small group reading this book. I am buttering Micah up (14 years old, homeschooling 8th grade) to see if he will join me.

    I received a complementary copy of this book for review from Kregel Publications. I was not required to write a positive review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. I'm very grateful for the opportunity to review it!
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