Behold and Become: Reading Scripture for Transformation
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Behold and Become: Reading Scripture for Transformation  -     By: Jeremy M. Kimble

Behold and Become: Reading Scripture for Transformation

Kregel Academic / 2023 / Paperback

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Title: Behold and Become: Reading Scripture for Transformation
By: Jeremy M. Kimble
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Kregel Academic
Publication Date: 2023
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
Weight: 10 ounces
ISBN: 0825447607
ISBN-13: 9780825447600
Stock No: WW5447600

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The Bible is not merely for information but for being saved by God and changed through his words

Believers know the Bible is powerful--but how so? And how does God save people and transform lives through Scripture? Author and theology professor Jeremy M. Kimble integrates an evangelical doctrine of Scripture with a robust, coherent practice of engaging with Scripture.

Behold and Become contends that the Bible, which is God's self-revelation, coupled with the Spirit, works to produce salvation and growth in godliness. Believers will see how sound beliefs about Scripture correspond with practices that allow for God's transforming work, such as:
• How the Bible's inerrancy demands our careful attention to the biblical authors as theologians
• How the Bible's efficacy operates within the doctrines of the triune God and the church
• How the Bible's authority directs our focus toward who God is and how he acts in the world

We become like what we behold. Rather than passively assume the animating power of the Bible, Behold and Become guides readers to make Scripture's vitality an overt part of their theology of Scripture and practice of Christian life.

Editorial Reviews

“Jeremy Kimble understands and advocates two big truths Christians must know and understand: 1) the Bible is God's Word, and 2) the Bible is the tool the Father uses to bring about conformity to the Son by the power of the Spirit. Dig into this book, and let it prompt you to dig into the Scriptures!” -- Professor of Biblical Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Senior Pastor, Kenwood Baptist Church

“The prophet Isaiah assures us that God's Word will accomplish the purpose for which God has sent it (Isa. 55:11), but what is that purpose? To give God's people need-to-know information for salvation is clearly part of the answer. The title of Jeremy Kimble's timely book gives us the other part of the answer: Behold and Become. Head knowledge alone is not enough. The church needs to retrieve this Pauline insight: beholding the glorious God with unveiled faces is a gracious means of becoming more like him (cf. 2 Cor. 3:18). God's Word gives God's people what they need to grow, the material for formation unto godliness and Christlikeness.” -- Research Professor of Systematic Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

“In Behold and Become, Kimble introduces the reader not only to what the Bible is (God’s revelation of himself to us) but also to what the Bible does (transforms us to be like Christ). He also accomplishes the difficult task of simultaneously building a systematic theology of the nature and efficacy of the Bible, while considering the practical implications for the Christian life. Kimble doesn’t divorce the two, but shows how the latter is inevitably based on the former.” -- Pastor, Imago Dei Church, Raleigh, NC, Executive Vice President, Acts 29

“I have always believed that the only guarantee our preaching possesses the power of God, is when we preach the Holy Spirit inspired Word of God. In Behold and Become, Kimble has written an outstanding work that inspires to experience the glory of Almighty God through the preaching of his Word.” -- Vice President of Church Mobilization, North American Mission Board

“The centrality of the Bible in the life of a Christian and the church is a given among those who believe in the inerrancy of Scripture. But that begs a question. What exactly does this centrality look like? Jeremy Kimble provides a clear and comprehensive answer to that question. He shows us how to read, study, and obey God’s Word with greater joy and understanding. This is a really good book that will serve well the body of Christ.” -- President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Jeremy Kimble’s scholarship is rivaled by his churchmanship, which makes Behold and Become: Reading Scripture for Transformation an all the more compelling read. I heartily commend Behold and Become for all who love God’s Word and God’s people, and who long to see the ministry of the Word flourish in their church and in their own life.” -- President, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary & Spurgeon College

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