This book is a very handy tool to help teach a person some good skills to read the Bible. As stated in the book, not every tool is used on every passage. Proper Bible interpretation is life changing. The book is an easy read and the hands on practice helps one practice the various tools. Yet, as the author states early in the book, prayer, prayer, and more prayer is the key tool to understanding the Bible.
I ordered this book last Tuesday and received it by Friday (excellent shipping times!) and have already finished it (today is Monday.) Not only was it an easy read, but the tools are practical and easy to use. The authors even walk you through exercises aimed to help you study each tool they present. This book has excited me to study my Bible in a new way, not just relying on a study Bible, or sermons at church, but my own analytical study of God's word. This is an excellent read for anyone wanting the tools to study the Bible on a new and deeper level.
Dig Deeper provides an invaluable toolkit for a lifetime of fascinated Bible study. It is written to help you to understand the Bible correctly. We want to help you to dig deeper to find hidden riches in the Bible. Most of all, we want to help you to do all this for yourself. The authors have accomplished their goal wonderfully well.The authors explain sixteen tools to make Bible study effective. Each chapter explains a different tool, providing helpful examples and projects as well. The chapters are brief, typically just six to ten pages, yet the explanations are extremely well thought out. It is obvious that Beynon and Sach have taught through this material many times. Equally clear is their passion and excitement that others engage in personal Bible study.Nothing is new in Dig Deeper. The tools they teach ought to be well used, but are often neglected. Their concise explanations and guided studies make it much easier to begin personal Bible study. The authors also explain the purpose for the tools: that Christians may understand what God means and that they would not read into the Bible their own meaning. This book clearly and unequivocally states that God is the supreme Lord and King of the universe. He is the One in charge. Given that, it should be obvious that what he says goes.The book is aimed at the average Christian, and it is an excellent introduction to hermeneutics. Adults would benefit from studying this book, and it is written on a level that teens also could work their way through. It would be an excellent book for a group Bible study or a high school Bible class or a new believers group.