The Bible Makes Sense

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This revised edition of The Bible Makes Sense is a unique how-to book about the Bible. Brueggemann proposes that Christians should approach the Bible not as a collection of ancient documents, but as our partner in an ongoing dialog about our life here and now. This book explains how to enter into this dialog, how to listen and how to respond. More than simply introducing readers to major themes, the author reveals an engaging biblical understanding of the world that leads to a life of joy, wholeness and peace. ...
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Overview

This revised edition of The Bible Makes Sense is a unique how-to book about the Bible. Brueggemann proposes that Christians should approach the Bible not as a collection of ancient documents, but as our partner in an ongoing dialog about our life here and now. This book explains how to enter into this dialog, how to listen and how to respond. More than simply introducing readers to major themes, the author reveals an engaging biblical understanding of the world that leads to a life of joy, wholeness and peace. Suggestions for reflection, discussion and meditation on particular passages provide outlines for group study and for the individual reader's own prayerful Bible reading.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780867165586
  • Publisher: Franciscan Media
  • Publication date: 6/2/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 125
  • Sales rank: 263,803
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Meet the Author

WALTER BRUEGGEMAN is a professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. The author of many books on the Scriptures and related topics, Professor Brueggeman's lectures and studies have taken him across America as well as to Europe and Israel.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
I The Possibility of a Fresh Perspective 1
II Nurturing a Historical Imagination 13
III Making Sense as an Insider 23
IV The Center of the Odd Perspective of the Bible - God 35
V More of the Same Still to Come 47
VI Turn and Live! 55
VII "From Death to Life" 65
VIII "Power to Become Children of God" 75
IX The Bible and Its Community 85
X Summary: Perspectives on the Bible 93
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  • Posted April 23, 2014

    Brueggemann at his mature best, but . .

    Walter Bruegggemann is argubly one of the planet's most knowledgeable Old Testament scholars and spirit-immersed teachers. I find his writing invariably thought-provoking but exceedingly dense, with a vocabulary and grammar that are daunting. I partake in small bites. This this little book is his attempt to write for the wider audience and "Make Sense of the Bible". His common thread is God's passion for justice. The book has enjoyed wide and enduring readership as it has been published by Westminster as a Revised Edition with new introduction by WB. Regrettably, this current Franciscan Media reprint lacks his splendid introduction, which lowers my rating to 4-star.

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