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Zondervan How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour

Reading the Bible need not be a haphazard journey through strange and bewildering territory. Like an experienced tour guide, How to Read the Bible Book by Book takes you by the hand and walks you through the Scriptures. For each book of the Bible, the authors start with a quick snapshot, then expand the view to help you better understand its key elements and how it fits into the grand narrative of the Bible. Written by two top evangelical scholars, this survey is designed to get you actually reading the Bible knowledgeably and understanding it accurately.

In an engaging, conversational style, Dr. Gordon Fee and Dr. Douglas Stuart take you through a given book of the Bible using their unique, progressive approach. Features include:

  • Orienting Data: concise info bytes that form a thumbnail of the book
  • Overview: a brief panorama that introduces key concepts, themes, and important landmarks in the book
  • Specific Advice for Reading: pointers for accurately understanding the details and message of the book in context with the circumstances surrounding its writing
  • A Walk Through: the actual section-by-section tour that helps you see both the larger landscape of the book and how its various parts work together to form the whole
How to Read the Bible Book by Book can be used as a companion to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth or on its own.
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Review 1 for How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour
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Not what I expected....

Date:August 17, 2012
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butrfly01
Location:Richmond, VA
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I found this book very confusing. It is way too long and drawn out than what I expected. There are words for the Lord that I have never even heard of, and for that I am very displeased with my purchase of this book. The book is way too much longer than I had expected.
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Review 2 for How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour
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Great portable biblical guidance

Date:June 18, 2012
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TedRussell
Location:Orlando, FL
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Wonderful text on how to get the most out of God's word! A must have.
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Review 3 for How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour
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A defining tool for biblical understanding.

Date:June 13, 2011
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eimi
Location:Ct
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The purpose and function of this book is to help serious learners of the bible learn how to read it better by understanding how the various biblical books function as smaller narratives that fit in toward the larger narrative-God's Big story. Fee offers his answers to the most seemingly difficult questions about certain biblical passages that he has been asked about (though like all books of this type of format, some answers will not satisfy); they are mostly brief yet offer surprising clarity of description, detail and deeper scholarly insight. Each book starts with 3 sections in each book: Orienting Data (like an overview), Content (what's in it) and Emphases-which is very helpful in pointing out particular insights otherwise not recognized by the average reader or easily ascertained through other books. Below these are 3 Sections: Overview, Specific Advice and A Walk Through.. Specific Advise I found to be really helpful in suggesting how one is to read chapters-more precisely. Fee notes and I heartily agree: One must read from the top-the beginning-Orienting Data (the books preliminary information) all the way through to the final-A Walk Through... in order to get a clearer, more defined and fuller sense of that book and/or the author's intended meaning, which all have the greatest intention-revealing God's plan for us.
This book is easily comprehensible to almost all beginner bible students, self readers and even for those long time believers who have never been taught or understood the more in-depth, insightful riches of the bible from Fee's insight contained in this book! Fee, as always, displays his immense scholarly knowledge and this time dispensing it quite accessibly (evenly) to all. So get more biblical knowledge/understanding for your belief/faith, your walk, and your life from this book, at cbd! who makes its purchase 'easily acceptable to all'!
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Review 4 for How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour
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Date:July 17, 2010
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Derrick
It's a great, simple book! 5 stars! As a missionary on the field I find the material very useful for personal refreshment/reminder of what each book of the Bible is about and a great resource for teaching others, helping them to understand God's Word.
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Review 5 for How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour
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Date:November 16, 2009
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Doris Perez
I enjoyed the book, but i am still looking for something with more insight into the bible.
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Review 6 for How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour
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Date:April 19, 2008
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Shani
As a new reader of the Bible, this book is a great reference help! I got it from the library but couldn't stand it. I had to buy my own copy!
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