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The Christianity Today Study Series delves into today's vital cultural issues to get to the heart of what these topics mean to readers.

Each eight-week study is based on articles written by today's leading Christian authors and published by Christianity Today magazines. These remarkable studies foster deep, authentic, and relevant discussion that will challenge and grow any small group.

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The Bible: Irrelevant or Invaluable?: Irrelevant or Invaluable?

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Overview

The Christianity Today Study Series delves into today's vital cultural issues to get to the heart of what these topics mean to readers.

Each eight-week study is based on articles written by today's leading Christian authors and published by Christianity Today magazines. These remarkable studies foster deep, authentic, and relevant discussion that will challenge and grow any small group.

The Bible: Irrelevant or Invaluable? is scheduled to coincide with the release of the film sequel to The DaVinci Code and takes on the hot topics of the authority, origin, and infallibility of the Bible.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418534103
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/3/2009
  • Series: Christianity Today Study Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Christianity Today International (CTI) initially focused on providing pastors with a strong energetic voice of evangelical leadership. CTI now serves the global church with resources designed to meet the needs of both Christian leaders and laity—adults, youth, and families.

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Table of Contents

Contributing Writers 5

Introduction 7

Session 1 A Bible for the Twenty-First Century How should we interpret ancient texts in modern times? 11

Session 2 Can I Trust the Bible? Are the words of the Bible really the words of God? 26

Session 3 Lost in Translation? Do we really need so many Bible translations...and do we need one more? 40

Session 4 What's at Stake? With so many competing claims about Christ in this world, how can a Christian distinguish between sound teaching and heresy? 62

Session 5 Gray Areas of Faith When it comes to matters about which the Bible is unclear, silent, or its message is disputed, how can we develop God-honoring personal convictions? 76

Session 6 Are the Gnostic "Gospels" Reliable? Why are many Christians uncritically embracing the ideas and teachings of Gnosticism? 96

Session 7 Lessons from the Apocrypha What do these oft-overlooked books say about the brutal and seductive world into which Jesus was born? 118

Session 8 Listening to God in Scripture How can we get the most from God's Word? 130

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