Wednesday Giveaway – How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth

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How to Read the Bible for All Its WorthThis week’s giveaway is a classic book on biblical
interpretation from Gordon Fee and Douglas Stewart, How to Read the Bible for
All Its Worth

Over the years more than half a million people have turned
to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth to inform their reading of the
biblical text. That so many have relied on this resource is a testimony to Fee and
Stewart’s insistence that understanding the Bible isn’t just for the few, the
gifted, and the scholarly.

Instead, the Bible is meant to be read and comprehended by
everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. Fee and Stewart aid
readers across that spectrum with a few essential insights into the Bible that
can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of
Scripture and its application to 21st-century life.

Covering everything from translational concerns to different
genres of biblical writing, this book will help you
to uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God’s Word.

To enter the giveaway, comment below with your
answer to this question: Why would you be interested in reading How to Read
the Bible for All Its Worth?

Also, a bonus entry is available if you
comment a second time letting us know that you shared a link to this giveaway
on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog.


*If you are reading this via Facebook, email, or RSS,
please visit the blog to enter. Two winners will be determined by Random
Integer Generator. Giveaway ends midnight Thursday EDT. Due to the cost of
international shipping, this giveaway is only open to contestants in the US.*

  • Andrew Wencl 5 years ago

    It would be a good refresher for me, and I would be interested in seeing if it is something I would want to use for a small group study.

  • James 5 years ago

    Same is posted on Twitter

  • James 5 years ago

    @Jamesa_lee and @seekingakingdom

  • Robert Martin 5 years ago

    There are so many people who read the Bible in unhelpful ways… reading poetry literally, contextual letters universally, and so on… I would like to read this book to see how, if any way, I can learn how to better teach people how to read the Bible in a helpful, Christian way…

  • David Fetrow 5 years ago

    I’ve read parts of this book before, and would like to read the whole book as a refresher on the subject.

  • Jeremy O 5 years ago

    I’m interested to read this book in order to understand some of the guidelines to better interpretation of the Bible. Many Christians today, who want fast answers to many situations, often misinterpret a text because they read their situations into the text. We read the Bible often, but many of us don’t know how to read the Bible correctly in its contexts. I hope that this book will help me and many others to be a better listener to the heartbeat of the biblical texts. I’d love to read Fee’s and Stuart’s book more in depth!

  • Jeremy O 5 years ago

    I shared the giveaway on twitter! Thanks so much!

  • Samuel 5 years ago

    It would be a good gift for a new believer.

  • ronaldo ghenov 5 years ago

    Been thinking about taking some people in our church through this book, specifically I’m hoping to train some future leaders with this book: I want them to handle the Scriptures well.

  • Robert McGregor 5 years ago

    To learn additional ways to read scripture.

  • Alan Jones 5 years ago

    I teach Hermeneutics and would find the book extremely helpful.

  • Jason 5 years ago

    I’ve read many works on hermeneutics and it would be a joy to read a primer on the subject. Plus, I only have the older edition!

  • Jason 5 years ago

    I tweeted the giveaway!

  • Randall Bachman 5 years ago

    I would give it as a gift to someone who is wanting to be a “Bible Reader” but is really having trouble with how/what to do about it. Fee says things way better than me!

  • Elizabeth 5 years ago

    Because I need help.

  • Mark H. 5 years ago

    [b]Why would you be interested in reading How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth?[/b]

    I have not yet read this title, but would like to assess its value as a resource I could recommend to H.S. and College students I interact with.

  • Scott King 5 years ago

    There is always a need to reexamine how we approach the reading of God’s word. Sometimes we change our methods and sometimes we realize we are doing justice to the effort.
    Having a fresh perspective is always a good thing.

  • Noel McRae 5 years ago

    I have used the earlier versions in classes at church and plan on getting this updated version.

  • Ron Boyer 5 years ago

    There is a whole lot of “Worth” in the Bible.

  • Jim 5 years ago

    I want to read the Bible for its value, not for just saying I read it. I want to find its value!

  • Dave Wainscott 5 years ago

    shared on facebook

  • Steve M. 5 years ago

    I know that this is a superb book, and a copy would be put to excellent use by my family. We all have lots to learn!

  • Samuel Farrugia 5 years ago

    the Bible is a dangerous book, in the best sense. It is a book that has shaped, transformed, and challenged entire civilizations… it is dynamite and we must never tame it!

  • John H. 5 years ago

    I read it in seminary and think it would be a nice addition to church library.

  • Jock Stender 5 years ago

    Sometimes what seems obvious is not. The Bible covers over a thousand years of Jewish and Christian history and belief. This book seems to point out themes or facts that readers simply overlook.

  • Salvador 5 years ago

    Because of all the worth of reading the Word.

  • Gordon 5 years ago

    Shared this on Facebook.

  • Gordon 5 years ago

    We are often not honest with ourselves about what the Bible is… and ancient library, inspired by God. We should expect it to be a journey exposing ourselves to it.

  • TimothyGHarris 5 years ago

    I am interested in reading this book for two reasons. First, I’d like to verify if my own interpretive approach(es) are accurate. Second, I am sure one can always learn to read the Bible better… and I believe this book would help me to do that.

  • TimothyGHarris 5 years ago

    I also shared this on twitter (@TimothyGHarris).

  • Jenny 5 years ago

    I’d like to read it because I’ve heard a number of good things about the authors and the earlier editions. I’m hoping it might give me a fresh perspective since after awhile many books of the Bible can get somewhat tedious. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  • Andrew 5 years ago

    Because I care about helping people in the church read the Bible well and accurately, and this book has a lot of helpful information in this regard.

  • Erin 5 years ago

    I have a passion for the Scriptures and I want to understand them as contextually and thoroughly as possible. A more complete understanding of the Word would teach me not just how to live, but why I should be motivated to live that way. And I want to know more. I’ve been a believer for over 8 years now, but I’m as hungry as ever for more of the Word.

  • Robert Wiggins 5 years ago

    I like works that help anyone, especially those without a formal theological education, get into the Bible and really understand it.

  • Nicole 5 years ago

    I want to see if it’s something I can pass along.

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  • Brad Kautz 5 years ago

    I would read it because it would give me an opportunity to read these authors without getting a headache, as with their excellent books on exegesis.

  • Corey 5 years ago

    I am interested in this book because I am interested to use it for small group study.

  • Steve 5 years ago

    Because reading the bible is completely different than understanding the bible

  • Mark Trickey 5 years ago

    This book would be a great small group study. I read it years ago, and if I got this copy I would give it to someone else to read!

  • David Wyman 5 years ago

    To learn a standard/process by which to read Scripture with even more clarity.

  • John M. Henderson III 5 years ago

    I’ve been reading thru the Scriptures and getting more out of the time would be a greater blessing.

  • John M. Henderson III 5 years ago

    I tweeted the giveaway!

  • Jonathan 5 years ago

    To deepen my faith and understanding of who God is and how he used imperfect people and how he can still use imperfect people like me on this world to carry out His will.

  • Bill Mazey 5 years ago

    I read it years ago in class. I would like to get a copy and give it away to a friend.

  • david carlson 5 years ago

    Great Book – I have owned this for years and given copies to my children. So, no, don’t give it to me, give it to someone who has not read it.

  • Bradford Taliaferro 5 years ago

    I would like to read this book to improve the quality of my Bible reading. I want to know if I am making mistakes as I study!

  • Steven McCarthy 5 years ago

    I have three reasons, if that’s ok: Hermeneutics is an area of particular interests for me; I am always looking to deepen and broaden my reading of Scripture; and I have been looking for a text to recommend to others to help them read the Bible more faithfully and intensely.