The Bible Makes Sense

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Franciscan Media, 2003 - Religion - 125 pages
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This revised edition of The Bible Makes Sense is a unique how-to book about the Bible. Brueggemann proposes that Christians should approach the Bible not as a collection of ancient documents, but as our partner in an ongoing dialog about our life here and now. This book explains how to enter into this dialog, how to listen and how to respond. More than simply introducing readers to major themes, the author reveals an engaging biblical understanding of the world that leads to a life of joy, wholeness and peace. Suggestions for reflection, discussion and meditation on particular passages provide outlines for group study and for the individual reader's own prayerful Bible reading.

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User Review  - jdrtsn - LibraryThing

This simple but straight forward book gives anyone who wants to understand the Bible a wonderful place to start. The book is short but it gives you a taste of Brueggemann's style, deft writing and ... Read full review

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User Review  - jd234512 - LibraryThing

This was a very appropriate and important book for me to be reading at this point. I have recently gotten into theology quite a bit more(at least on a more scholarly level) but have found myself ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

WALTER BRUEGGEMAN is a professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. The author of many books on the Scriptures and related topics, Professor Brueggeman's lectures and studies have taken him across America as well as to Europe and Israel.

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