For thousands of years, the Bible has been the most widely read and studied book in the world. But how did it come to be? Adapting Earle's popular study of its development, Wonch's captivating examination introduces kids to issues such as canonization, biblical transmission, archaeological discoveries, translations, and textual criticism. 128 pages, softcover from Barefoot Ministries.
A lot of people have questions about the Bible. Who decided what books should be in the Bible? Why are there so many translations--and does it matter? Since the Bible was written by ordinary people, how do we know if it’s trustworthy?How We Got Our Bible: Youth Edition answers these questions and more by examining how the Bible began, how it was preserved, transmitted, translated, spread, and communicated. By understanding the path these God-inspired writings have taken, you’ll gain a better knowledge of how God’s Word came to be, as well as a deeper love for its message.
Ralph Earle served as professor emeritus of New Testament at Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri, where he first began teaching in 1945. He served on the Committee on Bible Translation, which is the governing body for the New International Version of the Bible. Earle earned degrees from Eastern Nazarene College, Boston University, and Gordon Divinity School. He also took post-doctoral courses at Harvard and Edinburgh Universities. Mike Wonch serves as a senior editor at Nazarene Publishing House. Mike lives in Olathe, Kansas, with his wife, Geremi. Their son, Seth, attends Olivet Nazarene University.