Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible
Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the
Bookwi.se's Favorite Books of the Year, Non-Fiction What was clear to the original readers of Scripture is not always clear to us. Because of the cultural distance between the biblical world and our contemporary setting, we often bring modern Western biases to the text. For example: When Western readers hear Paul exhorting women to "dress modestly," we automatically think in terms of sexual modesty. But most women in that culture would never wear racy clothing. The context suggests that Paul is likely more concerned about economic modesty--that Christian women not flaunt their wealth through expensive clothes, braided hair and gold jewelry.Some readers might assume that Moses married "below himself" because his wife was a dark-skinned Cushite. Actually, Hebrews were the slave race, not the Cushites, who were highly respected. Aaron and Miriam probably thought Moses was being presumptuous by marrying "above himself."Western individualism leads us to assume that Mary and Joseph traveled alone to Bethlehem. What went without saying was that they were likely accompanied by a large entourage of extended family. Biblical scholars Brandon O'Brien and Randy Richards shed light on the ways that Western readers often misunderstand the cultural dynamics of the Bible. They identify nine key areas where modern Westerners have significantly different assumptions about what might be going on in a text. Drawing on their own crosscultural experience in global mission, O'Brien and Richards show how bett [read more]
- Brand: InterVarsity Press
- ASIN: 0830837825
Scripture Matters: Essays on Reading the Bible From the Heart of the Church
Scripture Matters: Essays on Reading the Bible From the Heart of the
Popular author and scholar Dr. Scott Hahn has released a collection of essays on the study and interpretation of Scripture from a Catholic perspective. Aptly titled Scripture Matters: Essays on Reading the Bible from the Heart of the Church, Dr. Hahn takes a penetrating look into the depths of Scripture, showing the reader how to uncover its many layers of meaning and inspiration.Scripture Matters serves both as an instructional guide to reading the Bible and as a delightful meditation on the grandeur of God’s Word. Dr. Hahn effectively illustrates his discussion with the writings of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Saint Josemaría Escrivá, Cardinal Ratzinger, and other exemplary scholars of Scripture who truly speak “from the heart of the Church.”
- ASIN: B004NSV4GO
Daily Bible Study Guide, by eThought - Read the Bible in a Year - Four Sets (24 Cards Total)
Daily Bible Study Guide, by eThought - Read the Bible in a Year - Four Sets (24 Cards
Read the Bible in a year with this daily Bible reading schedule on cards. There are four sets of schedules in this package. Each schedule consists of six cards (one for January/February, one for March/April, etc). There are 24 total cards in this package. Start this daily reading program at any time. Each day you have an option to read either the New Testament or the Old Testament (or both). Read both each day and you will have read the Bible in an entire year.
- Brand: eThought
- ASIN: B00SQJC2KI
- UPC: 813728020577
Grasping God's Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible
Grasping God's Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the
Grasping God’s Word has proven itself in classrooms across the country as an invaluable help to students who want to learn how to read, interpret, and apply the Bible for themselves. The third edition, revised based on feedback from professors, will continue to serve college-level students and lay learners well in their quest to gain a firm grasp on the rock of God’s word. Old Testament scholar J. Daniel Hays and New Testament expert J. Scott Duvall provide practical, hands-on exercises to guide students through the interpretive process. To emphasize the Bible’s redemptive arc and encourage correlation across the canon, the authors have included a call to “cross into the rest of Scripture” as an additional step in the Interpretive Journey. This edition has also been rearranged for clarity and includes updated illustrations, appendices, bibliography, and assignments. A website for professors offers extensive teaching materials, and an accompanying revised workbook (Grasping God’s Word Workbook―sold separately) gives students additional practice in reading and interpreting the Bible.
- Brand: HarperCollins Christian Pub.
- ASIN: 0310492572
- UPC: 025986492571
Reading the Bible Supernaturally: Seeing and Savoring the Glory of God in Scripture
Reading the Bible Supernaturally: Seeing and Savoring the Glory of God in
Does it take a miracle to read the Bible? God wrote a book, and its pages are full of his glory. But we cannot see his beauty on our own, with mere human eyes. In Reading the Bible Supernaturally, John Piper aims to show us how God works through his written Word when we pursue the natural act of reading the Bible, so that we experience his sightgiving power—a power that extends beyond the words on the page. Ultimately, Piper shows us that in the seemingly ordinary act of reading the Bible, something miraculous happens: we are given eyes to behold the glory of the living God.
- Brand: Crossway Books
- ASIN: 143355349X
31 Verses to Write on Your Heart
31 Verses to Write on Your
Let His Truth Find a Home in Your Heart...Here are the words of hope you’re looking for when your faith needs a boost or a friend needs encouragement. Chosen by more than a thousand women as their favorite verses in the Bible, each one is worth learning, worth sharing, worth remembering. You’ll find verses you already know and love: “I can do all this through him who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13). Others may be less familiar but are no less powerful: “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe” (Proverbs 29:25). All of them capture the truth of God’s goodness, mercy, and love for His own. Bestselling author Liz Curtis Higgs invites you to experience — * a deeper, richer understanding of thirty-one treasured verses. * a fresh look at how these timeless truths can impact your life. * a new passion for memorizing Scripture, verse by verse. * thirty-one creative ways to keep them in your heart forever. With a study guide included, 31 Verses to Write on Your Heart is a daily devotional and a small-group Bible study, wrapped in a lovely gift book overflowing with joy!"When you spend time in God's Word, life starts making sense. The broken places inside you begin to heal. Darkness and discouragement give way to the light of hope. Your purpose becomes clearer, and your desire to make a difference grows. The Bible can do all that? It can. It will. Just begin. Go slowly. Stand on tiptoe, anticipating all God [read more]
- ASIN: B01CBM45AK
the Hope Deck: 30 Inspirational Christian Postcards - Wonderful Addition to your Bible Journaling Supplies - Inspirational Christian Gifts for Women - Scripture Cards - 4x6 - 18pt Stock - USA Made
the Hope Deck: 30 Inspirational Christian Postcards - Wonderful Addition to your Bible Journaling Supplies - Inspirational Christian Gifts for
NEED A GIFT FOR THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING? The Hope Deck is a completely unique product with a hope-filled backstory, a perfect Christian gift for women or men in your life. NOT JUST CHRISTIAN POSTCARDS, A MEANINGFUL GIFT The Hope Deck is a collection of Christian postcards - yes :) - but more than that it is one of the most inspirational gifts you can give. A GIFT FOR SUFFERING PEOPLE In those moments where there are no words (death, chronic illness, physical injury, major loss), God's comfort provided through the Hope Deck communicates deep love and caring for family, friends or co-workers. A GIFT FOR CELEBRATION The Hope Deck is also very popular for times of celebration - for graduation, wedding party gifts, birthdays, mother's/father's day etc! A VARIETY OF USES The Hope Deck can be used for a variety of uses: Events, retreats or conferences - a meaningful gift for event attendees Postcards - mail to a friend in need of encouragement Prayer cards - keep track of prayer requests Recipe cards - a sweet gift for friends who want your favorite recipes Framable art - put the cards in a frame and switch out as your need for encouragement changes Bookmarks - hold a spot in books your reading & make notes Mirror or dash reminders - prop up as reminders of daily truth! ORDER TODAY AND GIVE THE GIFT OF HOPE ---->
- Brand: the Hope Deck
- ASIN: B01NAKMDV9
- UPC: 864690000319
WALL Decor With Scripture Printed On Ready To Hang Canvas WALL ART A Great Baby Shower Gifts And Guests Can Sign It Too! – Perfect Nursery Decor - Theme Bear Reading 20x16 in. All My Days Ps. 139:16
WALL Decor With Scripture Printed On Ready To Hang Canvas WALL ART A Great Baby Shower Gifts And Guests Can
ARE YOU TIRED OF SEEING BORING CHRISTIAN WALL ART❓ ✅Well we've solved that with these MODERN Designs and plenty to choose from! WHAT DO YOU GIVE THE HAVE IT ALL; That person who has everything❓ ✅Yes, you give them The Word of God! These make perfect Christian Gifts for BABY SHOWERS, HOUSEWARMINGS, WEDDINGS, BIRTHDAYS, SELF TREATS, ANNIVERSARIES, HOME DÉCORS and any HOLIDAY. HAVE YOU EVER promised yourself that you will read the WORD Daily❓ ✅Well now you CAN, having these beautiful SCRIPTURE WALL ARTS in your home or office will be a daily reminder to help you face life's challenges or just to remember who you are in Christ. ✅These BIBLE VERSE WALL DECORS will be a statement piece in your space. ☀️ENLIGHTEN that boring space on your wall with our HIGH-END SCRIPTURE WALL ART. ✅TO MAINTAIN THEIR RARENESS we will only create each design once so they will be LIMITED EDITIONS!!!
- Color: White Bear
- Brand: Cute Scriptures Wall Art
- ASIN: B01LYM8K3L
- UPC: 647267371049
Bible Alive is a popular monthly Catholic scripture magazine with a monthly circulation of 30,000. The essence of Bible Alive are the reflections on one of the daily and Sunday Mass readings. Each edition carries features highlighting a topical or cutting edge issue relating to living faith today.
- ASIN: B01J5HWX5S
The Proverbs: A Verse-By-Verse Reading From The King James Bible
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Scriptures for Hope and Faith. Relaxing Music and Soaking in Bible Verses.
Relax and get closer to Jesus and God with scriptures. Soaking is surrounding yourself with the word of God for the purpose of getting closer to God.
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Peace Of Mind [Audio Bible Scriptures to Harp]
NEW INFO BELOW CLICK “SHOW MORE” http://www.ruachcitychurch.org I wanted to share scriptures with you relating to peace of mind. I meditate on these scriptures and they have blessed me in my life and may the word of God do the same for you. Click the link at the top of this description to chec...
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THE BOOK OF PSALMS SLEEP WITH THIS ON!! TRUTHLIVES
Thanks for watching and please check out my channel for other videos and various playlist ranging from Gospel instrumentals to vintage spirit filled anointed sermons / sermon jams / video jams and everything in between. I pray that you are blessed by any and all of the videos I’ve made availab...
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Audio Bible Meditations: Scriptures Dealing With Worry, Fear, Stress, And Anxiety
For more Audio Bible Meditations click below https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_eXAVpx6_d9hAyJAF0CDm0oA_Tt9FQ7F An encouraging audio presentation for people who are dealing with worry, fear, stress, and anxiety. Features various scriptures from the Bible dealing with the subject.
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