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A Reader's Guide to the Bible  -     By: John Goldingay
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Approaching the Bible for the first time can be intimidating. At sixty-six books, nearly 800,000 words, and numerous kings, prophets, and deliverers, as well as priests and apostles, where should you begin? Often times one gives up before they even start.

In A Reader’s Guide to the Bible John Goldingay places the biblical books in their times and settings, and then lays out a memorable pattern for understanding the Bible. Three categories of biblical books—story, word, and response—form three doors into the cathedral that is the Bible: the story of God and his people, the word of God to his people, and the people’s response to God.

Whether you are a person of Christian faith or other faith, or no faith at all, here is a reliable guide to exploring the Bible. Written by a highly accomplished biblical scholar, A Reader’s Guide to the Bible joins a clear and direct style with a maestro’s touch.

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Title: A Reader's Guide to the Bible
By: John Goldingay
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: 2017
Weight: 8 ounces
ISBN: 0830851747
ISBN-13: 9780830851744
Stock No: WW851744

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John Goldingay is David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary. His many books include An Introduction to the Old Testament, Biblical Theology, a three-volume Old Testament Theology, and the seventeen-volume Old Testament for Everyone series.

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"John Goldingay's A Reader's Guide to the Bible (IVP, 2017) gets the big things right."
"Goldingay's readable style, coupled with his ability to provide historical and literary context to shed light on difficult biblical passages, makes for an important contribution to biblical literacy, particularly for anyone fairly new to the critical study of Scripture."

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