Newcomer's Guide to the Bible: Themes and Timelines

Newcomer's Guide to the Bible: Themes and Timelines

by Michael C. Armour


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Newcomer's Guide to the Bible: Themes and Timelines by Michael C. Armour

It is filled with action, romance, terror, adventure, comedy and so much more. It also boasts something no other book can: It is the means of communication between God and man. No other book in history has shaped lives and cultures more than the Bible.

You may have thought the Bible was too complex to understand. Perhaps you have believed the Bible to be irrelevant, dry or merely a collection of antiquated rules. In A Newcomer's Guide to the Bible, you will see the Bible unfold as an exciting drama about the relationship between God and humans.

Whether you are "a newcomer" to the Bible, or a veteran Bible student, A Newcomer's Guide to the Bible will quickly become a valuable resource. Michael Armour helps the reader to move beyond the perceived complexities of the Bible to discover that God has chosen to communicate in an understandable and life-changing way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780899008592
Publisher: College Press Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/28/1999
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

The Bible's Lasting Impact11
Finding Your Way Around in the Bible19
The Bible's Reliability27
The Books of Moses32
The Period of Beginnings36
Abraham, the Man of Faith46
Abraham's Family53
Israel Emerges as a Nation63
Israel Moves toward Canaan74
The Books of History84
Years of Uncertain Loyalty89
The United Kingdom99
The Kingdom Divides, Then Falls108
The Books of Poetry and Wisdom116
The Books of Prophecy123
The Messianic Message of the Prophets139
The Period between the Testaments145
The Life of Jesus151
Parables about the Kingdom163
The Teachings of Jesus168
The First Christian Communities179
Letters to Early Christians190
The Theology of the Letters197
Sin and Forgiveness in the Letters206
Morals and Ethics in the Letters213
The Church and Worship in the Letters220
The Book of Revelation229
Where Do You Go From Here237
Appendix AEnglish Versions of the Bible239
Appendix BHelpful Resources for Bible Study244

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