Respected teacher and scholar John Stott gives students, lay leaders, and new Christians an essential grasp of theBible's message in the context of its georgaphical, historical, and ancient Jewish religious settings in this foundational introduction to the Bible. More importantly, Stott enlarges our vision of Christ by revealing him as the focal point of the entire Bible. Stott answers the basic questions "Who wrote the Bible?" "What is its message?" "Why is it thought to be a holy book?" and places Jesus inthe geographical, religious, and historical setting in which he came to earth. Also includes maps and focus questions at the beginning of each chapter.
This book answers foundational questions: Who wrote the Bible? What is its message? Why is it thought to be a "holy" book? How does one read and interpret it? Best of all, though, you'll broaden your vision of Jesus Christ, the focal point of Scripture. How? By better understanding the geographical, religious, and historical concerns that shaped the world in which he lived. You'll see Jesus as never before: both as a man of his times and culture, and as the culmination of a divine providence that prepared the way for the ministry of the Messiah. Written by renowned preacher, writer, and apologist John Stott, this new, expanded edition includes - Questions at the beginning of each chapter to help you focus - New, up-to-date maps for the chapters on history and geography - An index to help you speedily access areas of interest.
The Reverend Dr. John Stott was Rector Emeritus of All Souls Church, Langham Place in London, England, and had a worldwide ministry as a Bible expositor, speaker, and writer.
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