The Pastor's Bible Study™, vol. 4
The Pastor's Bible Study™, Volume Four, is a focused preparation guide containing fifty Bible studies. The flexible structure is designed to meet the needs of pastors, or others who lead by studies, whether the group meets for four weeks or an entire year. The versatility of this resource allows you to plan according to a canonical, lectionary, or thematic structure. Following the tradition of the The New Interpreter's® Study Bible, the Pastor's Bible Study™ bridges biblical scholarship and practical reflections.
Volume Four includes:
- 15 lessons on the Gospel of John
- 10 lessons on the Book of Exodus
- 10 lessons on Great Texts for a Healthy Spirituality
- 5 lessons on Texts of Courage, Failure, and New Hope
- 5 lessons on A Party Called Faith
- 5 lessons on A Time to Laugh
Authors include: Michael W. Newheart, Associate Professor of New Testament at Howard University, Washington, DC; Frank Yamada, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Scriptures at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL; E. Glenn Hinson, retired Professor of Spirituality and Church History at Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, VA; Uwe C. Scharf, Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor, Pastoral Services Department, Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC; Kandy Queen-Sutherland, Professor of Religions Studies at Stetson University, Deland, FL; and David Albert Farmer, Visiting Professor of Preaching at Palmer Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and Pastor of Silverside (American Baptist) Church in Wilmington, DE.
Features and Benefits:
50 lessons (enough for a full year) for mid-week Bible study groups or adult Sunday School classes, or for pastors to use for personal study and sermon preparation.
Lessons are written by pastor/scholars who are experts in their field and who have personal experience and understanding for the study needs of pastors and congregants.
Lessons include links to lectionary passages for ease of use with preaching.
Lessons feature questions for personal or group reflection and resources for further study.
Lessons include teaching tips to aid group leader in preparing and leading discussion.
Lessons are linked to The New Interpreter's® Study Bible and refer to the The New Interpreter's® commentary series for in-depth commentary.
Lessons include a variety of topics, from study of books of the Bible, to personal growth, to Christian responses to current events.
Book includes CD with full text of the book, PowerPoint presentations, and study outlines and reflection questions that can be edited, printed, and given to group participants.
Volume 4 is part of a projected 10 to 12 volume series that will cover the entire New Testament and most of the Old Testament lectionary passages. Subscriptions are available.
Technical support for this product is available weekdays by telephone.
About the Author
David Albert Farmer, General Editor, is an ordained American Baptist minister. He earned his M.Div. (1981) and PhD in Homiletics with a minor in New Testament Theology (1984) from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is Visiting Professor of Preaching at Palmer Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and also teaches at Wilmington College in Delaware. He has served seven congregations and is now pastor of Silverside Church in Wilmington, Delaware. He was editor of Pulpit Digest for 18 years and The African American Pulpit for three years. He is author of Unmerited Favor: Teaching Sermons on the Love and Grace of God, Basic Bible Sermons on Hope, And Blessed is She: Sermons by Women, and Pilgrim Prayers for Single Fathers. He has contributed to several journals and additional books including The Storyteller's Companion to the Bible.