Having used the book college i have to say it was frustrating to read. I come from a conservative perspective ( more then the author )and would not use this book for a new or a young believer. The author leads the readers to views that are dangerous in that it makes the bible harder to understand and more confusing for someone who is not grounded properly or being discipled by a mature believer. Even then there are better books that can be used to introduce the the bible to a new or young believer.im not sure his stance on the bible but i would have to say from what i saw it is not conservative. Put your money elsewhere.
Hated it! Discouraged me from reading the Bible. Caused a lot of controversy in my school and in what they were saying. The contradict themselves (the authors) making it very difficult to understand what they are trying to say about the Bible and did not help me understand the Bible in many ways. The authors do not believe in the Rapture and make us think our interpretation of the Scripture is wrong. Definitely do not recommed this book to anyone ranging from Baby Christians to seminary students, lay people or those who have been in ministry of any sort for any length of time. The Holy Spirit is not in this book, and is very misleading.
This book actually discouraged me from studying the Bible. I felt that it was very difficult to be able to find "truth" in my study because of the many variables and the intricaties involved in how the books were written and what they were trying to achieve. For someone going to Seminary it was great....for the general public it is too hard to grasp.
Rick Warrens "Bible Study Methods" is better for the average intellect.