The book, Journey Into God's Word, was a assigned as part of a college class of mine. I was very impressed with the simplicity that the authors use in their approach to understanding scriptures. They employ a simple four step approach that includes:
1. Grasping what the text meant to the original audience.
2. Discovering the differences between that audience and today's reader. i.e. culture, situation.
3. Identifying the theological principle(s) in the text.
4. How should individual Christians today apply the theological principle in their lives?
I appreciate how the book focuses on practical application of God's word in everyday living and gives helpful methods on how to understand what the author of the biblical text was saying and what it means to the modern audience. Clear, concise and to the point, this book is great for those who are new to studying scripture's as it gives them a fantastic and well balanced approach to studying.