The Bible has been read for thousands of years, but how did it originate? Adapting Ralph Earle's popular resource for youth, Mike Wonch's 6-week study introduces kids to issues such as canonization, biblical transmission, archaeological discoveries, and more to help them understand and appreciate God's Word. Kit includes the book and an enhanced DVD with six short films, leader's guide, and handouts.
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 it’s all true?How We Got Our Bible answers these questions - and more. With veracity and inspiration, this book and DVD take your youth group on the miraculous journey of the development of the Bible, including canonization, biblical transmission, archaeological discoveries, translation, and more.How We Got Our Bible: Youth Edition Kit includes:Book - How We Got Our Bible: Youth EditionDVD with 6 short videosExtensive Leader’s GuideStudent HandoutsSessions:Session 1: How the Bible BeganSession 2: How the Bible was PreservedSession 3: How the Bible was TransmittedSession 4: How the Bible was TranslatedSession 5: How the Bible Spread Throughout the WorldSession 6: How the Bible is Communicated
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.