9780742562530

What the Bible Really Tells Us: The Essential Guide to Biblical Literacy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780742562530

  • ISBN10:

    0742562530

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/16/2011
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network

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Summary

The Bible is the foundational text for Jews and Christians, but most people, having little knowledge of what it actually says, feel less than uncomfortable navigating its pages. What the Bible Really Tells Us solves this problem, providing a thorough, yet accessible, guide to the Good Book and the ways in which it can enrich one'"s life. Opening with a 60-Second Super-Easy Bible Quiz to test your knowledge, author T.J. Wray then provides essential background information to arm readers with tools necessary to read and interpret passages on their own. And, with these tools in hand, Wray helps readers explore what the Bible really says about key issues today, including:oSufferingoHeaven and helloGender and sexualityoThe environmentWhat the Bible Really Tells Us is an indispensable guide for individuals and groups interested in gaining a fuller understanding of the Bible and the timeless lessons it imparts.

Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: Why You Need to Knowp. 1
Take the Test: The Sixty-Second Super-Easy Bible Quizp. 9
A Tree with Deep Roots: A Brief History of BiblicalIlliteracyp. 25
Bible Basics: It's Not Rocket Science!p. 37
The Problem of Pain: Why Do We Suffer?p. 59
Final Destinations: Heaven and Hellp. 87
Show Me the Money: The Surprising Truth about Wealth and Richesp. 111
Should We or Shouldn't We? A Brief Exploration of Sexuality and Genderp. 131
Fair Is Fair: The Essential Aspects of Biblical Law and Justicep. 160
Mother Earth: The Bible and the Environmentp. 179
Making the God Connection: Communicating with God through Prayer and Worshipp. 203
Concluding Notes: Moving Forwardp. 227
Resourcesp. 229
Indexp. 237
About the Authorp. 249
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