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Grasping God's Word: A Hands-on Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible: Workbook Paperback – 1 Aug 2005

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"Excellent, practical, and accurate. It leads students from the most fundamental building blocks of interpretation (including skills that most beginning students lack) through all the essential processes." - Craig S. Keener, Professor of New Testament, Eastern Seminary. Just as a rock climber's handhold enables him to master the mountain, a firm grasp on God's Word empowers us to traverse the challenging, risky slopes of life. This workbook is designed for use with the textbook "Grasping God's Word". While the textbook shows you the principles and tools of interpretation, the workbook lets you try them out by applying them to specific genres and contexts. Together, these books will help you get a grip on the solid rock of Scripture - how to read it, how to interpret it, and how to apply it. Features include: proven in classrooms across the country; emphasis on real-life application; supplemented by a website for professors providing extensive teaching materials; and, updates corresponding to the second edition of the textbook, including new exercises.

"Grasping God's Word" progresses through the following five sections: How to Read the Book - Basic Tools; Contexts - Now and Then; Meaning and Application; The Interpretive Journey - New Testament; and, The Interpretive Journey - Old Testament.

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Helps college students, beginning seminary students, and other serious readers of Scripture learn how to read, interpret, and apply the Bible

This practical workbook contains numerous biblical examples and plenty of hands-on projects to guide students through the interpretive process. The text is arranged pedagogically and gives added attention to the application phase.

Topics addressed include:
* Basic tools on how to read the Bible
* The general nature of the interpretive task
* Issues related to who determines meaning and how to apply meaning
* How to interpret and apply texts from specific genres of the Old Testament and New Testament --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Buy it, "grasp it", then don't drop it! 11 July 2011
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Along with the paperback book, it is a valuable asset in anyone's technical studies of the bible. Theology, divinity, or Sunday school student: The book is timely, rich in learning tools. You'll get a refresher taste of "English composition" but you will appreciate the historical context of the original translations and how the biblical audience understood and received the Scriptures in their day. For example: ever wonder why one book was to be "read" three times? (Colossians 4: 16, 17). Chaplain Donald Perry, Dallas TX
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Guide for understanding scripture 23 Dec. 2009
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This text gives you a five step procedure to exegete the Word of God. It is simple and will work for all of the bible. It is well written and easy to understand. I recommend you read this and then read Preaching God's Word which uses the same five step procedure to write sermons. Hispoetry: Christian poems inspired by the Holy Spirit
Buy This Book Its Great!! 30 Nov. 2013
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This book is one of quality and validity! It is very insightful and practical. It helps equip you with the proper literary tools in order to breakdown and really examine Gods word. This is a must read for anyone wanting to really study and grow deeper with God weather you are a believer or not. It gives you the necessary tools to analyze the immediate literary and historical contexts of the Bible. Very great book no doubt in my mind.
Build your foundation strong 18 Feb. 2013
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I retain what I read when I can write notes and reword what the topic says into my own words. Thankfully there are many versions of the bible to help me with the interpretation of the words. The Grasping God’s Word book and workbook help me understand the structure the words were formed in.
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This book was given to an elderly gentleman as a gift and he LOVES it. He uses it frequently with his bible study. Workbook received in same shipment with accompanying book. There was no damage and it was received in 2 days via expedited shipping as I requested.
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