40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible (40 Questions & Answers Series) [Paperback]

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The second in the series organized around common FAQs, 40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible tackles the major questions that students, pastors and professors ask about the hermeneutics of reading the bible (i.e. understanding the bible). This is a constant field of study by professor and student alike which empowers the pastor to teach with confidence. Robert Plummer parses the discussion into four parts: getting started, approaching the bible generally, approaching specific texts, and issues in recent discussion. In each section, the forty questions lead each exploration. This allows teachers to embrace this book as a textbook and the curious student to engage the book on a pick and choose basis to discover what issues are most pertinent to their study. Sure to be a happy tool for the professor 40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible will be essential reading for the student seeking to advance expertly in his biblical studies.

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The second in the series organized around FAQs, "40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible" tackles the major questions that students, pastors and professors ask about reading and understanding the Bible. The book is divided into into four parts: getting started, approaching the bible generally, approaching specific texts, and issues in recent discussion. This accessible format allows teachers to utilize this book as a textbook and the curious student to understand the issues which are most pertinent to their study. "40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible" will be essential reading for the student seeking to advance in biblical studies and for the pastor looking to teach the Bible with confidence.

Item Specifications...

Pages   347
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 22, 2010
Publisher   Kregel Publications
ISBN  082543498X  
EAN  9780825434983  


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Reviews - What do our customers think?
GREAT for the church!  May 24, 2010
If you are searching for a solid evangelical book on Biblical interpretation, this is it! It would work well for a church discipleship class or just personal understanding. What makes this a great read is it's written at an easily digestible level for the church, but also wide enough to provide the advanced student something to chew on.

Many interpretation books focus on a mechanical approach to every passage of scripture. I.E. use this isolated formula and you always produce the correct interpretation. Not that Plummer totally eradicates various approaches, but he teaches students how to factor in things like genres. Hint: you do not approach a parable the same way you approach an Epistle. Buy it, read it, teach from it and enjoy it!
 
Teacher-Friendly, Student-Friendly...my new introductory textbook!  May 21, 2010
As a college Bible professor who often struggles with finding the right textbook for introductory courses, I am so thankful that this book is finally available! The content is approachable without being simplistic. Current, judicious, stays on point, and most of all, helpful--especially with respect to each chapter's general outline, illustrations, summary, and review/discussion questions. Like many professors, I struggle with effectively teaching a large class of students whose relative Bible knowledge coming in runs the gamut. How can we help both those who know next-to-nothing and those who have a solid church background? With this in mind, this book is the best I've found. It is more user-friendly (for teacher and student) than Fee/Stuart (How to Read the Bible For All Its Worth) and Duvall/Hays (Grasping God's Word). For approaching basic hermeneutics, I plan to use Plummer's book along with Vaughan Roberts' little book on metanarrative (God's Big Picture). I look forward to other books in this series.
 
Great book from a great thinker and pastor  May 9, 2010
Who doesn't have questions about interpreting the Bible? I do. You do. Probably anybody who has ever read the Bible has questions. So I'm happy to recommend a book on the subject. 40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible by Rob Plummer. It's second in the ongoing '40 Questions' series edited by Ben Merkle (40 Questions about Elders and Deacons), which has the hallmark of staying focused and practical.
Rob is truly a blessing to have at my church. I mean, as a pastor, how great is it to have a Greek scholar just a phone call away when you're sermonating? I can't count the number of times over the years I've called Rob late on a Saturday asking, `Now, what is Paul saying in verse 13?' And he always has great insight. Really, Rob is one of those men that can give you a nuanced, biblical answer to just about any question. I've been looking forward to this book from the time he told me about the project, especially since his first book, Paul's Understanding of the Church's Mission: Did the Apostle Paul Expect the Early Christian Communities to Evangelize? (Paternoster Biblical Monographs)is one of my top three all time books on missiology.
As a scholar, Rob is very careful, very thoughtful - and this book reflects that. And he has the heart of a pastor on top of the mind of an academician. It's a great combination and I'm so thankful to have Rob as a brother in Sojourn's mission, and I commend his book to you knowing the heart and mind behind it. 40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible is short by design so that it's accessible and it's written by a man who I can promise you truly loves the Bible and truly loves helping people know what it says more clearly. If you're looking to understand the Bible better, this book won't let you down.
 
A Wonderful Gift for the Church!  May 5, 2010
This book will be an amazing resource for years to come for the church as a whole - here in the U.S. and abroad. Rob Plummer brings Biblical interpretation down to a level that meets us where we can understand it. Rob also allows his pastoral heart to shine through as he writes this wonderful book. Just look through the table of contents and you will see that these 40 questions will be helpful in equipping you and your church body to digest Scripture and be faithful students of the Bible.
 
Do Yourself a Favor: Get This Book!  May 2, 2010
40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible is a tremendously helpful resource for anyone who is serious about rightly reading and understanding God's Word. From start to finish, Plummer does a masterful job engaging some of the most pressing and pivotal hermeneutical questions of our day. Plummer's greatest strength lies in his ability to communicate complex truths in a clear and compelling manner. Did I mention clear? The accessibility of this volume is simply magnificent. It is organized, readable, and altogether helpful. So whether you are a pastor desiring to teach more faithfully, a hermeneutics professor looking to use a better textbook, or just a Christian wanting to more faithfully read your Bible, 40 Questions is for you. I cannot too highly recommend it.
 

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