The Bible may be the world's most-purchased book, but it is often the least read and applied due to a reader's lack of understanding and motivation. Read the Bible for Life aims to improve biblical literacy in the culture and the church by simultaneously moving readers toward greater skill in reading the Bible well and a deeper commitment to applying Scripture to everyday life.
Through a series of down-to-earth conversations with some of today's brightest scholars, author George Guthrie discusses the basic tools and attitudes needed to read the Bible more effectively. Chapters focus on the various types of literature in Scripture and ways to approach them. For instance, how should you read a psalm differently than a parable? How should you read a story of the Old Testament differently that a letter from Paul? How can we engage these various parts of Scripture in a way that is truly life changing?
By understanding how to skillfully read Scripture, you will begin to see how every person, every passage, and every teaching fits into the Bible's powerful, overarching story. You will also begin to realize your place in the story God is still writing in the world today.