God's Word is alive, dynamic, and powerful . . . so why are some Bible studies as dry as dust? Grahmann moves beyond fill-in-the-blank facts and predictable platitudes, offering exciting ways to make the Scriptures come alive. Experience Bible study that transforms lives as it knits communities together and allows seekers and believers to personally encounter Christ! 144 pages, softcover from InterVarsity.
The Word of God is alive--dynamic and powerful. Studying God's Word can transform your life. It knits you together with others. Revitalizes your relationships. Allows you to meet Christ for the first time as well as again and again. Studying the Bible can also be dry, dull--and seem to have little connection with your daily life. You've probably experienced group Bible study meetings in which the discussion is merely a chain of platitudes and people never say what they think or address the real questions they have about faith and life. Further, some approaches to Bible study require stacks of reference books, cross-referencing and three versions of the Bible. Other approaches ask you to fill in blanks like an elementary school child. What you need is a Bible study method that will bring Scripture to life in your personal study and in your group studies. In this book Bob Grahmann, a national and international Bible study teacher, unfolds a long-appreciated method of inductive Bible study which has been updated to meet the needs of today's generation. With both biblical expertise and cultural awareness he lays out the method clearly. With exercises to put the method into practice, this is a book that will benefit you individually as well as in your next group Bible study. It is time for your Bible study methods to be transformed. And it is time for you to allow the Bible to transform you. Thats what Transforming Bible Study is all about!
Bob Grahmann (Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is director of the IFES (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students) Eurasia Institute for Staff Development and Training in Kiev, Ukraine. An ordained minister in the Reformed Church, he has previously served as a pastor and as director of Bible and life for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA.
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