Which Bible passages are for us today and which only apply to the first ancient readers? Can we just pick and choose the verses we think fit our situation? Who gets to decide? In quot;Read the Bible for a Changequot;, Dr. Ray Lubeck helps readers correctly understand and apply the Bible to their lives. If you are serious about your relationship with God and committed to understanding His Word, this book is for you. Dr. Lubeck has devoted his life to helping people bring God's truth to their everyday life. He will show you how to: -Read each passage in its historical and biblical context -Factor in the literary style -Uncover the meaning of a text -Hear God speak through the Bible's human authors -Identify the life-changing truths that apply to life today -Bring pleasure to God by obeying His Word Bible interpretation is serious business. Jesus' death at the hands of the religious leaders was caused, in part, by their mistaken approach to applying Scripture. Since then, other well-intentioned Bible readers have misrepresented the teachings of the Bible with disastrous results. quot;Read the Bible for a Changequot; will help you avoid the pitfalls and discover the truths that will transform your life. As professor of Bible and Theology at Multnomah Bible College, Dr. Lubeck knows what it takes to hold the interest of students of the Bible. He uses illustrations, charts, stories, and everyday examples to make learning both fun and fascinating.