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By Robert Laird Harris / Crossway / 2002
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The first step to a truly enriching study of the Bible is understanding its origins, purpose and necessity. This introductory book explores—and answers—important questions that many wonder about: Who wrote the Bible? How was it written? Why should I believe in this antiquated book? What about its contradictions and problems? It concludes with vital chapters on Bible study helps and methods and a list of resources for enrichment. Any Christian who cares to know more about, and draw more deeply from, the Book of books will thoroughly benefit from this encouraging work.
The Scriptures are God's Word to us. We should personally read them, study them, meditate upon them and, most of all, practice them. But the first step to a truly enriching study of the Bible is understanding the basics behind it. This gives every believer not only a deeper appreciation for the wonder of God's Word, but also a foundation for apologetic discussions in the future.
This introductory book explores important questions that many wonder about: Who wrote the Bible? How was it written? Why should I believe in this antiquated book? What about its contradictions and problems? R. Laird Harris answers these questions and more. He also includes questions to provoke further exploration. And the book concludes with vital chapters on study helps and Bible study methods, as well as a list of resources for enrichment. The beginning Christian will thoroughly benefit from this encouraging work.
Robert Laird Harris (1879-1954) is widely known and respected for his biblical scholarhsip. A professor of Old Testament and a dean at Covenant Theological Seminary from 1964-1972, he continued to teach until his retirement in 1981 and was chairman of the translation committee that produced the New international Version Bible. He has retired to Lancaster, Pennsylvania.