Bible Study: Following the Ways of the Word

Bible Study: Following the Ways of the Word

by Kathleen B. Nielson


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Bible Study: Following the Ways of the Word by Kathleen B. Nielson

What is Bible study, anyway? This book highlights not a rigid set of methods, but a clear approach to Bible study that acknowledges Scripture for what it is—the very Word of God.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596382053
Publisher: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing
Publication date: 02/17/2011
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.37(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Kathleen Nielson (MA, PhD in literature, Vanderbilt University) has taught in the English departments at Vanderbilt University, Bethel College (Minnesota), and Wheaton College. She is the author of numerous Bible studies, the book Bible Study: Following the Ways of the Word, and various articles and poems. Kathleen has directed and taught women’s Bible studies at several churches and speaks extensively at conferences and retreats. She serves as advisor and editor for The Gospel Coalition and was its director of women’s initiatives from 2010–2017. She is also on the board of directors of The Charles Simeon Trust.

Kathleen and her husband Niel have three sons, two beautiful daughters-in-law, and a growing number of grandchildren!

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction ix

What's Happening?

1 If the Bible Is God Speaking: Then How Should We Listen? 1

2 If the Bible Is Powerful: Then How Should We Approach It? 13

3 If the Bible Is Understandable: Then How Should We Get It? 29

4 Asking Questions: A Second Implication 43

5 If the Bible Is a Literary Work: Then What Should We Expect? 59

6 From Prose to Poetry: More Literary Explorations 77

7 If the Bible Is One Whole Story: Then How Should We Read It? 97

8 Storyline Implications at Work 113

9 So: What Is Bible Study? 129

10 Looking Ahead: The Challenge 145

Conclusion: Looking Ahead … The Promise 159

Appendix: Genre-Specific Study Questions 173

Notes 179

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