Books Featuring Discussions about the Bible

by | Sep 23, 2020 | Book List | 0 comments

The Bible Was Not Written in English by David D. Murdoch is among several books that tackle intense discussion about the Bible and its contents.

The Misunderstood Jew by Amy-Jill Levine

More than a decade ago, Amy-Jill Levine published one of the controversial books at the time, The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus. In her book, Levine invites Christians and Jews to understand the “Jewishness” of Jesus. By doing so, we deepen our appreciation of Jesus Christ and perhaps the interfaith dialogue can reach new achievements. Filled with humor and thought-provoking, Levine displays honest conversation and debate about how Christians and Jews should see Jesus, the New Testament, and even each other. The Misunderstood Jew is witty, profound, and enlightening.

The Bible Was Not Written in English by David D. Murdoch

In 2015, David D. Murdoch published The Bible Was Not Written in English: How Church Traditions Have Kept Us in the Dark. It perhaps one of the few recent works to dig deeper into some of the controversies surrounding the Holy Bible and the scriptures. Murdoch believes that there are several misinterpretations about the scriptures and many of today’s Christians do not know how to use the Bible correctly. Among the highlights of his book is the idea of going back to the original scriptures to uncover certain truths and laws that are misunderstood by Church leaders for many generations now. The Bible Was Not Written in English is full of insights and commentaries which can be useful for further debate and advance studies. It is a book that every Bible scholar should read at least once in his life.

Seamless – Bible Study Book: Understanding the Bible as One Complete Story by Angie Smith

Seamless – Bible Study Book: Understanding the Bible as One Complete Story by Angie Smith was first published in 2015. The book claims that in seven sessions, it will cover the people, places, and promises of the Bible, showing readers how the entire Bible- from the creation of the world in Genesis through the prophesized end times in Revelation- connects as one beautiful, seamless thread (thus the book’s title). Each week of the study features important information that ties the scripture together into one great narrative which tells the truth about the gospel and its message. It also presents maps, general Bible facts, and word studies or trivia. Seamless is an effective educational tool, to say the least.

Finding I AM – Bible Study Book: How Jesus Fully Satisfies the Cry of Your Heart by Lysa TerKeurst

Author, speaker, and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa Terkeurst takes us to a unique remarkable journey in her latest work Finding I AM- Bible Study Book: How Jesus Fully Satisfies the Cry of Your Heart. The book was published in 2017. The book aims to examine deeper the statements of Jesus and His role in our daily lives. Lysa invites us to join her on the streets of Israel in the hopes of exploring the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Finding I AM is an in-depth study of Jesus and a journey that will forever change how you perceive the Bible’s most prominent figure.

The Bible in 52 Weeks: A Yearlong Bible Study for Women by Kimberly D. Moore

Kimberly D. Moore’s The Bible in 52 Weeks: A Yearlong Bible Study for Women is one of the recently published bible study guides for women. Published last February 2020, the book breaks up the scriptures into daily readings. Moore believes that in these trying times Christian women may find shelter and comfort in the Bible. The Bible is 52 Weeks promises to be an effective interactive bible study guide for personal use, or as an aid during group sessions. It contains weekly commentaries, discussion questions, and encourages users to record their thoughts in order to gain new insights, valuable lessons, and reflections that will help in strengthening one’s relationship with Christ.

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