Living By the Book: The Art and Science of Reading the Bible

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Moody Publishers, May 1, 2007 - Religion - 400 pages
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For every person who draws strength and direction from the Bible, there are many more who struggle with it. Some call it a long book with fine print and obscure meaning. Some call it a mystery, a chore to read, or an undecipherable puzzle.

The good news is you can easily solve this problem. With over 300,000 sold, this revised and expanded edition of Living by the Book will remove the barriers that keep Scripture from transforming your life. In a simple, step-by-step fashion, the authors explain how to glean truth from Scripture. It is practical, readable, and applicable. By following its easy-to-apply principles, you'll soon find yourself drawing great nourishment from the Word—and enjoying the process! The Living by the Book Workbook is the perfect compliment to provide practical application of lessons.


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User Review  - justagirlwithabook - LibraryThing

This book is part of my collection that really focuses in on Biblical Commentary more than anything else (including some well known authors in the theological world). All of these books haven't been ... Read full review

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User Review  - thetrevr - LibraryThing

Hendricks writes both for the theologian and the novice Bible reader. He's clear, simple, and profoundly helpful in understanding how to appropriately read the Bible in the context of its original ... Read full review


The Value of Interpretation
Handle with Care
What Type of Literature Is This?
Five Keys to Interpretation
Comparison 33 Culture 34 Consultation

Lets Start with a Verse
You Must Learn to Read
Ten Strategies to FirstRate Reading 8 Read Thoughtfully 9 Read Repeatedly 10 Read Patiently
Read Selectively
Read Prayerfully
Read Imaginatively
Read Meditatively
Read Purposefully
Read Acquisitively
Read Telescopically
Work with a Paragraph
Six Things to Look For 19 Things That Are Emphasized 20 Things That Are Repeated 21 Things That Are Related
Things That Are Alike Unlike
Things That Are True to Life
Getting the Big Picture
Summarize Your Observations
Facts Are Stupid Things Until
Coming to Terms
Figuring Out the Figurative
Putting It All Together
Dont Stop Now
The Critical Step of Application
Truth That Transforms
A Transformed People
Four Steps of Application
Customized Christianity
Nine Questions to
Now and Then
The Principle of the Thing
A Process of LifeChange
Three Suggestions to Get Started
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About the author (2007)

The late Dr. Howard G. Hendricks remains a legendary figure in the memory of countless Christians worldwide. In sixty years at Dallas Theological Seminary, ¿Prof¿ Hendricks is estimated to have taught more than 30,000 students, and through them now impacts tens of millions throughout the world. He ministered in more than eighty countries through speaking engagements, radio, books, and recordings (including the DVD series, Living By The Book). For a period of time he was also a Bible teacher and chaplain for the Dallas Cowboys football team. Dr. Hendricks and his wife Jeanne were married for sixty-five years, and he was the father of four children, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

WILLIAM D. HENDRICKS Bill Hendricks is President of The Giftedness Center, a Dallas-based consulting firm specializing in organizational effectiveness and individual career guidance. He is the author or coauthor of twenty books, including Your Work Matters to God, Living by the Book, and The Power of Uniqueness. He has written for numerous publications and shares his thoughts regularly at Bill holds an undergraduate degree in English from Harvard University, a master of science in mass communications from Boston University, and a master of arts in biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is the proud father of three grown daughters by his late wife, Nancy, and is now re-married to Lynn Turpin Hendricks.

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