Workbook for Living By the Book: The Art and Science of Reading the Bible

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  • Edition: Workbook
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  • Copyright: 2007-02-01
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers

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Far from being mundane, exploring God's Word can be one of the greatest adventures of your life! In the Bible you can interact with a living God who wants a personal relationship with you. And in this unique workbook you will learn how to engage His words like never before.Based on the inductive study techniques outlines in the bestselling Living by the Book, this workbook creates the opportunity to grow in faith and knowledge through short, practical exercises and complete studies of the books of Ruth and James. In simple step-by-step fashion, you will learn to observe, interpret, and apply the Scripture to transform your life.

Author Biography

HOWARD HENDRICKS is a household name in Christianity, and in his fifty-plus years of ministry, he has directly or indirectly touched millions of lives. A faculty member since 1951, Dr. Hendricks sees the adult children of former students now attending his classes. Today he still maintains a rigorous travel schedule and has ministered in over eighty countries through speaking engagements, radio, books, tapes, and films. He is also the former Bible teacher and chaplain for the Dallas Cowboys football team.
WILLIAM D. HENDRICKS is president of The Giftedness Center, a Dallas-based consulting firm specializing in organizational design and strategic people management (www.thegiftednesscenter.com). Bill is the author or coauthor of a dozen books, including the classic Your Work Matters to God, Living By the Book, and most recently, The Power of Uniqueness. His writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Christianity Today and numerous other publications. He is the proud father of three daughters by his late wife, Nancy.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 9
Observation: Start with Observation
Observing a Passage of Scripturep. 15
Observing a Verse (Psalm 93:1)p. 17
Observing a Verse (1 John 3:12)p. 19
Reading the Bible as for the First Timep. 21
Reading the Bible as for the First Time (Luke 15:11-32)p. 23
Reading the Bible as a Love Letter (Isaiah 55)p. 25
Reading the Bible as a Love Letter (John 3:16-17)p. 27
Reading Thoughtfully (Genesis 5:21-31; 7:11)p. 29
Reading Thoughtfully (Luke 17:11-19)p. 31
Reading Repeatedly (Exodus 20:1-21)p. 33
Reading Repeatedly (Romans 5)p. 35
Reading Patientlyp. 37
Reading Selectively (Genesis 11:27-12:9)p. 39
Reading Selectively (Matthew 2:1-12; Luke 2:1-40)p. 41
Reading Prayerfully (Jonah 2)p. 43
Reading Prayerfully (Ephesians 3)p. 45
Reading Imaginatively (Daniel 6)p. 47
Reading Imaginatively (John 2:1-11)p. 49
Reading Meditatively (2 Samuel 6:1-8)p. 51
Reading Meditatively (Romans 8:28-39)p. 53
Reading Purposefully (Jeremiah 38)p. 55
Reading Purposefully (Colossians 1:15-29)p. 57
Reading Acquisitivelyp. 59
Reading Telescopically (Lamentations 3:22-33)p. 61
Reading Telescopically (Hebrews 12:1-13)p. 63
Working with a Paragraph (Jonah 4:5-8)p. 65
Working with a Paragraph (2 Corinthians 4:7-12)p. 67
Looking for Things That Are Emphasized (Proverbs 31:10-31)p. 69
Looking for Things That Are Emphasized (Luke 15)p. 71
Looking for Things That Are Repeated (Joshua 1)p. 73
Looking for Things That Are Repeated (Romans 7:7-25)p. 75
Looking for Things That Are Related (Numbers 21:4-9)p. 77
Looking for Things That Are Related (John 3:1-21)p. 79
Looking for Things That Are Alike (Isaiah 66:1-16)p. 81
Looking for Things That Are Alike (Matthew 23:23-39)p. 83
Looking for Things That Are Unlike (Numbers 13:25-14:31)p. 85
Looking for Things That Are Unlike (Acts 4:32-5:11)p. 87
Looking for Things That Are True to Life (1 Kings 11)p. 89
Looking for Things That Are True to Life (2 Timothy 1)p. 91
Working with a Segment of Scripturep. 93
How to Study a Section of Scripturep. 95
Making a Start with Your Chartp. 97
Working with a Segment of Scripture (Exodus 7-12)p. 99
Working with a Segment of Scripture (Revelation 2-3)p. 101
Interpretation: From Observation to Interpretation
Why Do We Need Interpretation?p. 107
Aids to Interpretationp. 109
Hazards to Avoidp. 111
Literary Genres of the Biblep. 113
Examining the Content (Habakkuk 3:17-19)p. 115
Looking for Context (Habakkuk 3:17-19)p. 117
Making Relevant Comparisons (Habakkuk 3:17-19)p. 119
Considering the Culture (Habakkuk 3:17-19)p. 121
Doing Further Consultation (Habakkuk 3:17-19)p. 123
Coming to Terms (Book of Habakkuk)p. 125
Figuring Out the Figurativep. 127
Figuring Out the Figurative (Judges 9:9-15)p. 129
Figuring Out the Figurative (Revelation 17)p. 131
Application: From Interpretation to Application
Nine Questions to Askp. 137
Asking the Right Questions (Ezekiel 33:1-10)p. 139
Asking the Right Questions (1 Thessalonians 5)p. 141
Truth That Transforms (Psalms 51)p. 143
Truth That Transforms (Hebrews 4:12-16)p. 145
A Transformed People (Exodus 31:1-11; 1 Kings 6)p. 147
A Transformed People (Ephesians 2:11-22)p. 149
The Process of Application (Ecclesiastes 3:1-14)p. 151
The Process of Application (Galatians 5:16-26)p. 153
Customized Christianity (Jeremiah 36)p. 155
Customized Christianity (Philippians 4:1-9)p. 157
Cultures in Context (Genesis 25:19-34; 27; 1-46)p. 159
Cultures in Context (Mark 1:21-45)p. 161
Stating Principles from Scripture (Leviticus 16)p. 163
Stating Principles from Scripture (2 Peter 3)p. 165
A Process of Life-Changep. 167
Putting It All Together: Introduction
Book of Ruthp. 172
Book of Jamesp. 203
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