Wednesday, April 22, 2015

(Review) Knowing Scripture by R.C. Sproul

Publication Date: February 25, 1999. Revised edition (1977.)
Publisher: IVP Books.
Genre: Bible.
Pages: 152.
Source: Self-purchase.
Rating: 3 stars for good.

Summary:
From the back cover of the book, "The theme of this book is not how to read the Bible but how to study the Bible."
The later part of the quote is probably the most ignored.
Christians who do read the Bible are not aware of how to really study the Bible.
R. C. Sproul takes both points and teaches the how and why of reading and studying the Bible.

My Thoughts:
Knowing Scripture is written for a new Christian or for a person who is not a solid reader and student of Scripture.
Consider this a primary book for Bible reading.
Some of the topics discussed are:

  • "Why study the Bible?"
  • What is exegesis?
  • Hermeneutics.
  • Criticism.
  • The culture of Bible times. 
  • Tools for study.

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