1 Peter - Sentence Block Diagram Method of the New Testament Holy Bible - Structure & Themes
Bible Reading Guide - Reveals Structure, Major Themes & Topics
Compiled by Pastor Raymond and Rosa Suen
The Following is a Review & Recommendation from Dr. Johnson C. Philip on December 10, 2013
GOOD TOOL FOR EXPOSITORS!
The Bible is a book written over a span of 1500 years, by almost 40 writers who hailed from different cultures and language groups. Thus the 66 books of the Bible need to be analyzed in their own culture, language, and context if one has to understand the message clearly. This is easier said than done.
Many methods have come up to understand the message of the Bible objectively, and each method contributes something or other to the cumulative task of clarifying the message. The Sentence-block-diagram method is one of these approaches which yields fascinating insights into what was said. More so because this type of analysis clearly shows sentence connections in our language which connection might not be obvious immediately.
The only weakness of the book is that while it shows the result of analysis, it does not contain any interpretation of the text. Thus this book will be useful only for those who wish to get the analyzed text, but not for those who are looking for a Bible Exposition.
I want to thank Dr Johnson Philip for this honest review. From the reviewer point of view he had pointed out exactly the sole objective of this Guided Bible Reading Series.
The whole objective is to free the reader from reading any interpretations into the text and let the text speaks for itself. You need to see the structure outline clearly so that you do not read your own ideas into the text. In this sense, as Dr Johnson Philip points out, there are no interpretations and expositions of the passages. However as Dr. Johnson Philip points out, it is an excellent TOOL for expositors all the same!
This is a Bible study method called "Block Sentence Diagramming". I learned this sentence diagramming approach to study the Bible in the seminary and in the last 25 years, I have been using this to prepare all my sermons and Bible studies.
This series of Bible Books can be used for:
1. Personal Devotions
2. Bible study Preparations
4. Sunday School
5. Personal Growth and spiritual enrichment
You will see the Entire Book in Sentence Block Diagram Form & You see structure & themes at ONE Glance!
This is a non-conventional method of Bible studies. It is to make the whole book in block sentence diagram so that you can absorb the major themes using this visual method.
1. Once you know the focus of each section, you can easily compile your own Bible Study notes.
2. You don't need to depend on Bible study outlines done by others. You would know the right questions to ask and discover the answers yourself through meditative studies.
3. When you see the final lay out of the sentence block diagram, you will have ready made (at least) 10 thematic sermons to preach with insights & great content.
4. A Brief Explanation is given to show you how the Sentence Block Diagram Works.
5. A Brief Outline of the Book is Given.
Enjoy Reading the Bible,
Pastor Raymond and Rosa Suen