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Bible Study Magazine—May–June 2016 Issue

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Get Bible Study Magazine now by purchasing the May–June 2016 back issue for $3.95. That’s 20% off the newsstand price of $4.95!

Bible Study Magazine is a print magazine (not an emagazine) published by Lexham Press. Six times a year, Bible Study Magazine delivers tools and methods for Bible study as well as insights from respected teachers, professors, historians, and archeologists.

Read pastor profiles, author interviews, and stories of individuals whose thoughtful engagement with Scripture has shaped their thinking and defined their ministries. Bible Study Magazine reveals the impact of God’s Word in their lives—and the power of Scripture in yours.

We have a limited supply of back issues of the May–June 2016 Bible Study Magazine. Get your copy while you still can!

  • Feature Stories
    Discover new ways to connect the Bible with your ministry and life through in-depth interviews and articles from the biggest names in the church and biblical scholarship.
  • Bible Study Tips
    Explore the Word—thoughtful and engaging authors tackle the tough passages in Scripture, explain difficult concepts, and confront complex interpretations in a way that helps the Gospel make sense in your life.
  • On the Cutting Edge
    Keep up to date on the latest news in biblical research, including archaeological and historical findings.
  • A New Kind of Bible Study
    Encounter God by yourself or with other believers with an ongoing Bible study in each issue.
  • On Teaching
    Get advice on how to preach or teach the Bible in any setting from well-known pastors and teachers who use the Bible every day.
  • Tool Box
    Learn how to effectively use the latest Bible study tools with our how-to guides.
  • In the News
    Keep informed about the latest news in biblically related topics, discoveries, and events.
  • Thoughts from the Ancients
    Read the Bible together with those who have come before you, and learn from the wisdom of the early church—in its own words.
  • Word Studies
    Get a close-up view of the Bible! Each issue contains insights about specific words found in the Bible and tutorials on how to do word studies.
  • If Only Someone Would Explain It to Me
    Enrich your understanding of the Bible with explanations of biblical and theological concepts by top scholars.
  • Did You Know?
    Discover interesting facts about the place of the Bible in the contemporary and the ancient world.
  • What They Don’t Tell You in Church
    See things you never noticed in biblical passages you have read dozens of times.
  • Biblical Humor
    The funniest stories and the best comics related to the Bible, useful for any setting.
  • Book Reviews
    Stay on top of the latest books about Bible study. Each issue contains reviews of books and commentaries to equip you in your study of God’s Word.

Revealing the Wonder of the Bible: Sally Llody-Jones on Writing for Children

Although Lloyd-Jones says she loved Jesus as her best friend, she struggled to know God’s love. 'God to me was a harsh disciplinarian. But as I grew, I began to understand the Father’s heart of love for me.' She learned through friends, through pastors, and through her church community, who taught her that the Bible 'isn’t about what I’m supposed to be doing; it’s about what God’s done.'

—Jesse Strong

Seeking Unity through Understanding: Philipo Mafuja Magwano on Tanzanian Christianity

Reverend Philipo Mafuja Magwano overflows with excitement when he starts talking about the Bible. From Northwestern Tanzania, he is on a mission to educate pastors and church workers to minister throughout Africa. Tanzania has a high rate of HIV/AIDS infection, and 62 percent of its people live below the poverty line. But Mafuja, principal of Nassa Theological College in Mwanza, Tanzania, sees the power of the gospel to change lives.

—Jesse Strong

Why Didn’t Jesus Heal my Loved One?

Long before he was known for the Chronicles of Narnia, a young C. S. Lewis asked God to heal his mother from cancer. Yet within the span of a year, Lewis suffered the loss of both his grandfather and mother. He was only 10. He later wrote, 'With my mother’s death all settled happiness, all that was tranquil and reliable, disappeared from my life.'

—Ryan J. Pemberton

The Anti-Disciples

Across the four Gospels, each portrait of Jesus is unique—and so are the portrayals of his disciples.1 While they struggle and fail at times in all four accounts, they fare especially poorly in Mark. His Gospel depicts the Twelve almost as 'anti-disciples'—models of how not to respond to Jesus’ announcement of the kingdom.

—Mark L. Strauss


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