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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No Bible reader looks at the whole of the text in a completely horizontal way. We give prominence to certain texts and interpret other parts of scripture by the light of those we deem more significant ... Read full review

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This is one of my favorite book of Brueggemann. This is a thin accessible volume that helps us wrap our minds around the Bible and to perceive its perennial themes. Brueggemann writes this book, not ... Read full review

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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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