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  • Author:
    Mark L. Strauss
  • ISBN:
    0801072832
  • ISBN13:
    978-0801072833
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  • Publisher:
    Baker Books (August 1, 2011)
  • Pages:
    282 pages
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    Bible Study & Reference
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How do we read God's unchanging Word in a world that is always changing? How can words written thousands of years ago in different times and cultures apply to us today? Why do Christians obey certain commands in the Bible and ignore others? Some say commands to greet one another.

How do we read God's unchanging Word in a world that is always changing? How can words written thousands of years ago in different times and cultures apply to us today? Why do Christians obey certain commands in the Bible and ignore others? Some say commands to greet one another with a kiss or not to eat pork are merely "cultural" but then insist that commands related to divorce, homosexuality, or the roles of women and men apply for all time. Are we just picking and choosing what we want to obey and what we want to ignore? Or are there consistent principles for interpreting and.

How do we read God's unchanging Word in a world that is increasingly defined by change? . It even shows readers how to discern God's will on the many modern issues that the Bible does not directly address.

How do we read God's unchanging Word in a world that is increasingly defined by change? How to Read the Bible in Changing Times shows everyday Christians how to interpret and apply the Scriptures regardless of time and culture. Ra/ How Many find it difficult to take words that were written thousands of years ago and apply them to life in the Western world.

208 pages, softcover from Baker. How to Read the Bible in Changing Times: Understanding and Applying God's Word Today (9780801072833) by Mark L. Strauss. Rather than seeing the Bible as a magic answer book, a list of commands to obey, or a series of promises to claim, this insightful book allows the Bible to retain its identity as a complex, inspired document while showing that the truth it contains is relevant and life-changing. It shows the reader how to.

Times : Understanding and Applying God's Word Today. How to Read the Bible in Changing Times shows everyday Christians how to interpret and apply the Scriptures regardless of time and culture.

How to Read the Bible in Changing Times : Understanding and Applying God's Word Today.

How can words written thousands of years ago in different times and . Or are there consistent principles for interpreting and applying the Bible?

How can words written thousands of years ago in different times and cultures apply to us today? Why do Christians obey certain commands in the Bible and ignore others? Some say commands to greet one another with a kiss or not to eat pork are merely cultural but then insist that commands related to divorce, homosexuality, or the roles of women and men apply for all time. Or are there consistent principles for interpreting and applying the Bible? How to Read the Bible in Changing Times shows you how to interpret and apply the Scriptures regardless of time and culture. It develops a heart-of-God approach that provides guidelines to. Additional Product Features. Place of Publication. Read full description. See details and exclusions. See all 7 brand new listings. Many find it difficult to take words that were written thousands of years ago and apply them to life in the Western world.

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Introduction : the unchanging word in a changing world What the Bible is not What the Bible is A heart-of-God hermeneutic : walking with God in his story Seeking the heart of God in dialogue : tradition, community, and the Spirit Finding the heart of God in the diverse genres of the Old Testament Finding the heart of God in the diverse genres of. the New Testament When cultures collide : discerning the heart of God in cultural context. Uniform Title: Bible Hermeneutics.

How do we read God's unchanging Word in a world that is always changing? How can words written thousands of years . The books on how to interpret the Bible are many

How do we read God's unchanging Word in a world that is always changing? How can words written thousands of years ago in different times and cultures apply to us today? Why do Christians obey certain commands in the Bible and ignore others? . The books on how to interpret the Bible are many. Some are so technical that their readership is severely limited; others are so popular that their accuracy and depth are sacrificed for easy rhetoric. Mark Strauss weaves his way between these two extremes to give us a book that is careful, understated, and filled with a great deal of good sense. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Strauss, Mark L. (1995). The Davidic Messiah in Luke-Acts: the promise and its fulfillment in Lukan Christology. How to Read the Bible in Changing Times: Understanding and Applying God's Word Today. ISBN 978-0-8010-7283-3. Journal for the study of the New Testament, Supplement Series. 110. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press.

Many find it difficult to take words that were written thousands of years ago and apply them to twenty-first-century life in the Western world. How do we read God's unchanging Word in a world that is increasingly defined by change?How to Read the Bible in Changing Times shows everyday Christians how to interpret and apply the Scriptures regardless of time and culture. Rather than seeing the Bible as a magic answer book, a list of commands to obey, or a series of promises to claim, this insightful book allows the Bible to retain its identity as a complex, inspired document while showing that the truth it contains is relevant and life-changing. It shows the reader how todetermine the meaning of the text in its original contextidentify culturally relative featuresunderstand what the text teaches about God, his will, and his purposesapply the truths discovered to contemporary life situationsIt even shows readers how to discern God's will on the many modern issues that the Bible does not directly address.

Kaghma
he explains the importance of reading the Bible in its context to properly interpret it for today.What did it mean in biblical times? What could it possibly mean today? As readability, this is not a simple book, so some less experienced laypeople may want to start elsewhere. But for those who understand some of the basics, How to Read the Bible in Changing Times is definitely worth a look.
Brightcaster
As an instructor at a small Bible school, I am always looking for solid resources that will connect with my students. This book by Struass is a treasure! Whereas I think it would have been helpful if it included a few more hands-on exercises that could guide the reader through some of the practical steps of inductive Bible study, this book gives an incredibly helpful orientation to the major issues of biblical interpretation and a deeply useful framework for believing Christians to carefully engage with the biblical text in a transformative and responsible way.
Adoraris
This book is ideal for the beginner as well as the long time student of Scripture. Mark Strauss does an excellent job of capturing the heart of how to read the Bible and apply it. I would highly recommend this book.
Trash Obsession
Strauss is clear, compelling, and convincing in helping the reader to understand what the Bible is and is not. His book is very helpful in describing how documents hundreds of years old are relevant and helpful to the reader today.
Rgia
As I am still confused that homosexuality is right or wrong due to various opine, this book has briefly clarified that homosexuality is a sin from the Biblical perspective hence it is wrong doing. Many thanks for clarifying this!
Hasirri
i found the heart of God approach helpful, but was dismayed by the author's view that Shabbat observance, among the Ten Commandments, is not for gentile believers in Christ. There were many other areas where Strauss drew this distinction of separateness that I personally, as a firm believer in being 'grafted in' disagree with.
Stoneshaper
Heard Strauss at conference two weeks ago; bought this book.
Now have read book through ala Heart-Of Mark; next is exegesis, which will take longer - but worth the effort.

Highly recommend book.
One expects a "How to..." book to be an attempt to make the Bible more tolerant or palatable given our culture. Not the case here at all. Rather, Dr. Strauss takes us back to the original culture and shows how the meanings and methods are consistent for people across all generations and people groups. He points out that reading the message, and missing the God of the message is a travesty indeed. This is not a book exclusive to our times, but a God centered approach to understanding the Bible. Dr. Strauss communicates his points in humility and with direct application to ones own life, the culture's condition and need. This is a buy it by the case book for distribution. About the highest marks I can give.