The Most Misused Stories in the Bible: Surprising Ways Popular Bible Stories Are Misunderstood

The Most Misused Stories in the Bible: Surprising Ways Popular Bible Stories Are Misunderstood

by Eric J. Bargerhuff
The Most Misused Stories in the Bible: Surprising Ways Popular Bible Stories Are Misunderstood

The Most Misused Stories in the Bible: Surprising Ways Popular Bible Stories Are Misunderstood

by Eric J. Bargerhuff

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Overview

Are You Sure You Know What Your Favorite Bible Stories Mean?

A surprising number of popular Bible stories are commonly misused or misunderstood, even by well-intentioned Christians. In this concise yet thorough book, Eric J. Bargerhuff helps you fully understand the meaning of David and Goliath, Jonah and the Big Fish, the Woman Caught in Adultery, and other well-known Bible stories.

Providing fascinating historical and scriptural insights, Bargerhuff helps you sort through modern-day distortions of fourteen well-known Bible stories and grasp their original meaning and purpose for us today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764219139
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/18/2017
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 708,006
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Eric J. Bargerhuff, PhD, teaches in the Bible and Theology department and directs the Honors Program at Trinity College of Florida. Author of the acclaimed book The Most Misused Verses in the Bible, he served in pastoral ministry for more than twenty years. Eric received his doctorate in biblical and systematic theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is a member of the Center for Pastor Theologians (CPT) and the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS). Eric and his family live in Trinity, Florida.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

1 David and Goliath 15

2 Gideon and His Fleece 22

3 Cain and Abel 30

4 Jonah and the Big Fish 40

5 The Woman Caught in Adultery 56

6 Jesus Could Not Do Miracles in His Hometown 62

7 Zacchaeus 73

8 Sowing Your Seed 83

9 The "Three" Wise Men 93

10 The Betrayal of a Disciple: Judas 104

11 The Samaritan Pentecost 114

12 The Rich Fool 125

13 "This Is My Body" 134

14 Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit 144

Conclusion: Handle With Care-Using Scripture Appropriately 153

Acknowledgments 161

Notes 163

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