About the Author
The question of profiting from Scripture provides the theme for this book, originally published as a series in Studies in the Scriptures. How much profit do we gain from our reading of the Bible? 'All Scripture', we are told in 2 Timothy 3:16, 17, 'is profitable', but how much do we gain from our reading of Scripture, and by what means can we learn to profit more? These questions, which are so fundamental to Christian experience and happiness, provide the theme for this book by Arthur Pink.
This book was recommended to me by another reviewer and all I can say is read it. It is so useful in transforming our study of God's Word from an effort to be smart and a better debater to being transformed ourselves into Christ's likeness. The Bible is neither a textbook nor an ammunition depot; it is the Holy Spirit's tool to deal with us regarding our own personal development to Christlikeness and then to declare God's glory, not our sound arguments, to the world (1 Peter 2:9). One will never be able to truly and biblically challenge another person to godliness unless one is progressing that way him/herself. Pink's book is laid out into chapters of practical application, each chapter being enumerated into various points. Each chapter title with each one's enumeration could be copied into an outline and inserted into one's Bible as a guideline to make sure he/she is reading the Bible for the God-given reason it should be read. Here is a 20-century book presenting the oft-forgotten Puritan approach to studying scripture effectively and thoughtfully. Thank you, Joe, for the gift.