It is the most precious book the world has ever known; yet it is undervalued. It is the most instructive book ever written; yet we can never know it well enough. This mini-guide to the Bible provides an entry point for those who know little about the ‘Book of books’; but it does so in such a way as to encourage those who know it better to explore it more fully.
Each title in this Banner Mini-Guides series will provide an outline of the Bible’s teaching on a particular subject. They will open up a key verse or portion of Scripture for study, while not neglecting other passages related to the theme under consideration, The goal is to whet your appetite and to encourage you to explore the subject in more detail: hence the suggestions for further reading which appear after the final chapter. However, the mini-guide will provide enough information to enlarge your understanding of the theme.
The mini guides are close to 100 pages in length, and retail for $8.00 Their affordable price and accessible length will enable them to be used in a wide variety of churches and with Christians with a wide variety of reading ability. It is our hope that both a fledgling believer and a seasoned saint could profit from these volumes.
All the mini guides have been arranged in a thirteen-chapter format so that they will seamlessly fit into the teaching quarters of the church year, and be useful for Sunday school lessons or Bible class studies.
Table of Contents
|1||The Bible Is God Speaking||1|
|2||The Bible and Words||11|
|3||The Bible and Progressive Revelation||21|
|4||The Bible and Plenary Inspiration||31|
|5||The Bible and Human Authorship (1)||39|
|6||The Bible and Human Authorship (2)||47|
|7||The Bible and the Testimony of the Holy Spirit||59|
|8||The Canon of Scripture||65|
|9||The Bible and Inerrancy||75|
|10||The Clarity and Perspicuity of Scripture||85|
|11||The Interpretation of Scripture||93|
|12||The Central Message of Scripture||101|
|13||The Application of Scripture||109|
About the Author
Originally from Wales, Derek Thomas is Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina, and the Robert Strong Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia.