You don't Understand the Bible because you are Christian

You don't Understand the Bible because you are Christian

by Richard Gist

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By the early second century the Christian Church was predominantly

Gentile, having separated from its Jewish roots and base. It lost most all understanding of Jewish culture. Very few in the church could read Hebrew, and as significantly, its Scriptures were in Greek, which contributed to its growing ignorance of the intricacies of Jewish word play. They could not and did not retain the richness, the interconnectedness, and the brilliance of the Hebrew writing, and thereby misinterpreted much of what they cherished. Today, many, if not most, Christians also lack the basic knowhow needed to adequately appreciate our Jewish-written Scriptures. This little 150 page book will not heal what ails us, but in a light, sometimes fun, other times serious way, it will help, and that is needed. It may even erase a few of the lines that separate our two great communities�Jewish and Christian�and remind us of our shared humanity and Faith.

Creative, insightful, humorous, sensitive, challenging, thought provoking . . . . What other words are used to describe this book and its author? See pages iv and v.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150646575
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 08/08/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Richard (Dick) Gist lives with his wife Norma in the small town of Princeton, Minnesota. He retired from the active ministry in 1997, and since then has added to his credentials through research and study, discovering more time for growth than was possible under the demands of serving churches. He has a B.A. with a major in religion from Westmar College in Le Mars, Iowa; a Masters of Divinity from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, and a Masters in English Literature from the University of Minnesota. He also is a certified Gestalt therapist. Although his respect for, and love of, Scripture has grown over the years, he believes religion too often gets in the way of the spiritual journey. He hopes he reflects this positively in his preaching, speaking, and teaching. Always a writer in various media, he recently has published two books: With a Yes and a Yippee (2012, a memoir �of sorts�); and Ayshus on the Inside, (2013), a children�s book.

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