Effective Bible Teaching

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-09-01
  • Publisher: Baker Academic

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Why does Bible study flourish in some churches and small groups and not in others? In this updated edition of a trusted classic, two Christian education specialists provide readers with the knowledge and methods needed to effectively communicate the message of the Bible. The book offers concrete guidance for mastering a biblical text, interpreting it, and applying its relevance to life. Its methods, which have been field-tested for twenty-five years, help pastors, teachers, and ministry students improve their classroom skills. Readers will learn how to develop the "big idea" of a passage and allow the text itself to suggest creative teaching methods. This new edition has been updated throughout and explores the changed landscape of Bible study over the past two decades. Readable and interdisciplinary in approach, this book will help a new generation of Bible students teach in a purposeful and unified way.

Author Biography

James C. Wilhoit (PhD, Northwestern University) is the Scripture Press Professor of Christian Formation and Ministry at Wheaton College and the author of numerous books. Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) is professor emeritus of English at Wheaton College and the author or editor of nearly forty books.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Effective Teaching
The Changing Landscape of Bible Studyp. 3
The Church's Unfinished Taskp. 13
The Tasks of the Effective Teacherp. 29
The Teacher: The Human Element in Teachingp. 43
The Methods of Effective Bible Teaching
Discovering Unity in Biblical Passages: The Genre and Structure of a Passagep. 59
Thematic Unity in Biblical Passages: Teaching the Big Ideap. 69
Bridging the Gapp. 81
Principles of Biblical Interpretationp. 91
Understanding the Methods of Inductive and Directed Bible Studiesp. 103
Leading Inductive Bible Studiesp. 113
The Bible We Teach
What Kind of Book Is the Bible?p. 133
Types of Writing in the Biblep. 141
Teaching the Stories of the Biblep. 151
Teaching the Poetry of the Biblep. 163
Teaching Other Genres of the Biblep. 175
Notesp. 185
Subject Indexp. 189
Author Indexp. 193
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