Making Sense of the Bible: How to Connect With God Through His Word

Making Sense of the Bible: How to Connect With God Through His Word

by David Whitehead


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I Want to Read the Bible, but Where Do I Start?

The Bible can seem like an intimidating book, but it may be easier to understand than you think. Making Sense of the Bible will teach you how to enjoy studying it on your own.

David Whitehead has been helping people engage with the Bible for years, including through his popular website, The Daily Bible Verse. The Bible is an incredible gift from God to you, and this brief "user's manual" will teach you how to get the most out of it. Perfect for individual or group use, this book answers basic questions like how to know which Bible version is right for you, and from there introduces you to its stories, people, and major themes.

In the end, reading the Bible isn't just about knowledge, it's about connecting with the God who speaks through His Word. Let this engaging book help you hear what He wants to tell you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764212147
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/19/2014
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 526,224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

David Whitehead has been helping people connect with Jesus Christ for more than 30 years in churches throughout the United States and abroad. In 2009 David launched, which receives over 600,000 unique visitors a month, and growing. He is the lead pastor of Grace, a congregation in Manhattan, as well as a church planting coach for Acts 29 and Redeemer Presbyterian Church's City to City. David and his wife, Kathleen, live in Manhattan with their two daughters. Learn more at

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction 11

1 Why Are There So Many Translations? 17

2 The Heart of the Reader 25

3 Writing Styles in the Bible 37

4 Abraham: Friend of God 45

5 The Gospels 55

6 The Epistles 63

7 The Old Testament Narratives 77

8 Moses: The Man Who Saw God Face-to-Face 91

9 Poetry in the Bible 101

10 David: A Man After God's Own Heart 119

11 The Prophetic Literature 129

12 Jesus: God With Us 139

Epilogue: A Final Word 149

Appendix A A One-Year Bible-Reading Plan 155

Appendix B Where Can I Learn More? 161

Notes 165

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