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How to read the Bible through the Jesus lens : a guide to Christ-focused reading of Scripture

Author: Michael James Williams
Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Zondervan, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"If you sometimes feel as if the Bible teaching you receive comes as small puzzle pieces you do not know how to fit together, this book is for you. All these pieces connect in Christ to form a coherent picture, and author Michael Williams shows you how in this tour of each book of the Bible. In addition to showing how relevant each biblical book remains today, Williams enlivens other Christian disciplines such as  Read more...
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Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael James Williams
ISBN: 9780310331650 031033165X
OCLC Number: 740634282
Description: 267 pages, [11] pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Genesis: separation for blessing --
Exodus: deliverance into presence --
Leviticus: life in God's presence --
Numbers: promised rest --
Deuteronomy: instruction --
Joshua: victorious rest --
Judges: rebellion and rescue --
Ruth: empty to full --
1 & 2 Samuel: exalted and humbled --
1 & 2 Kings: turning away --
1 & 2 Chronicles: encouragement --
Ezra: temple restoration --
Nehemiah: distinctions --
Esther: providential deliverance --
Job: God and suffering --
Psalms: lament and praise --
Proverbs: wise order --
Ecclesiastes: life purpose --
Songs of songs: love --
Isaiah: divine presence --
Jeremiah: new covenant --
Lamentations: comfort in cataclysm --
Ezekiel: life from God --
Daniel: cosmic authority --
Hosea: divine faithfulness --
Joel: day of the Lord --
Amos: God's justice --
Obadiah: God's vengeance --
Jonah: extended compassion --
Micah: justice and mercy --
Nahum: judge of all --
Habakkuk: comfort in God --
Zephaniah: coming judgment --
Haggai: priority of God --
Zechariah: temple building --
Malachi: honor God --
Matthew: Torah fulfillment --
Mark: suffering servant --
Luke: costly saving --
John: union with God --
Acts: witness --
Romans: death to life --
1 Corinthians: maturing --
2 Corinthians: self-giving --
Galations: grace versus legalism --
Ephesians: shalom --
Philippians: joy --
Colossians: exalted Christ --
1 & 2 Thessalonians: fruitfulness --
1 Timothy: truth versus error --
2 Timothy: loyalty --
Titus: transformational truth --
Philemon: brotherhood --
Hebrews: mediator --
James: working faith --
1 Peter: standing firm --
2 Peter: holding on to the truth --
1 John: Christlikeness --
2 John: opposing error --
3 John: wise hospitality --
Jude: secure in love --
Revelation: ultimate victory.
Responsibility: Michael Williams.

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"If you sometimes feel as if the Bible teaching you receive comes as small puzzle pieces you do not know how to fit together, this book is for you. All these pieces connect in Christ to form a coherent picture, and author Michael Williams shows you how in this tour of each book of the Bible. In addition to showing how relevant each biblical book remains today, Williams enlivens other Christian disciplines such as Bible reading, Scripture memory, and evangelism. An excellent tool for Bible teachers, ministry leaders, and students, How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens is an invaluable guide for reading, studying, and understanding the entire Bible."--Back cover.

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