In today's shifting spiritual landscape, the authority and relevance of the Bible have come under intense scrutiny. YOUR GUIDE FOR DEFENDING THE BIBLE: Self-Education of the Bible Made Easy emerges as an indispensable resource tailored for both seasoned believers and those grappling with the big questions about the Bible's integrity, authenticity, and practicality.
Structured in eight comprehensive sections, this book equips you with the necessary tools to navigate the complex world of biblical interpretation, translation philosophies, textual criticism, and beyond.
Section 1 lays the groundwork for understanding the conservative objective historical-grammatical method of biblical interpretation, offering a counter-view by exploring the liberal-moderate historical-critical approach.
In Section 2, delve into the intricacies of Bible translation, exploring key terms and processes that have guided how the Holy Scriptures have been rendered in various languages over the centuries.
Section 3 is a deep dive into the realm of textual criticism of both the Old and New Testaments, a vital field that has played an essential role in restoring and preserving the biblical text.
Section 4 tackles Bible difficulties head-on. Gain keen insights into the various types of difficulties and how to effectively deal with them, strengthening your confidence in Scripture's reliability.
Section 5 serves as a practical guide to unlocking the treasures of Scripture, helping you dig deeper into the text and apply its truths to your life.
In Section 6, the focus shifts to Christian Apologetics. Learn how to be prepared to make a defense for your faith and how to reason from the Scriptures in a manner that is both reasonable and persuasive.
Section 7 transitions into the art of Christian evangelism, presenting methods to effectively communicate the Gospel message and speak the Word of God with boldness.
Finally, Section 8 takes you on an archaeological expedition, offering insights into how the physical remnants of ancient civilizations provide ancillary support for the biblical narrative.
With its rigorous scholarship, practical applications, and unwavering commitment to a conservative viewpoint, YOUR GUIDE FOR DEFENDING THE BIBLE serves as a go-to manual for anyone seeking a deeply informed and faith-affirming understanding of the Scriptures. Aided by a comprehensive bibliography, this guide is your one-stop-shop for biblical knowledge, designed to help you navigate and appreciate the complex yet awe-inspiring world of the Bible.
Whether you're a pastor, student of theology, or layperson, this guide is designed to arm you with the knowledge, tactics, and confidence needed to defend the reliability and eternal relevance of the Bible.
- Publisher: Christian Publishing House; 3rd edition (December 20, 2016)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 492 pages
- ISBN-10: 1945757345
- ISBN-13: 978-1945757341
- Item Weight: 1.54 pounds
- Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
EDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice, BS in Religion, MA in Biblical Studies, and MDiv in Theology) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored over 220+ books. In addition, Andrews is the Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV).