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Living God's Word, Second Edition

Discovering Our Place in the Great Story of Scripture
J. Scott Duvall (Author), J. Daniel Hays (Author)
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Living God's Word is your pathway to read the Bible as it was meant to be read: as God's Great Story. Many Christians resolve to study the Bible more fervently, but often struggle to grasp the progression of Scripture as a whole. They encounter various passages each week through unrelated readings, studies, and sermons and it all feels disconnected. But once they see the Bible as God's Great Story, they begin to understand how it all fits together and they start see how their own lives fit into what God has done and is doing in the world.

In Living God's Word, Second Edition, New Testament scholar J. Scott Duvall and Old Testament expert J. Daniel Hays help Christians consider how their lives can be integrated into the story of the Bible, thus enabling them to live faithfully in deep and important ways. Living God's Word explores the entire Bible through broad themes that trace the progression of God's redemptive plan. Each section deals with a certain portion of Scripture's story and includes:

  • Reading/listening preparation
  • Explanation
  • Summary
  • Observations about theological significance
  • Connections to the Great Story
  • Written assignments for further study

These features--combined with the authors' engaging style--make Living God's Word an ideal book for those who want to understand the Bible better, for introductory college courses, Sunday school electives, or small group study. Readers can further enhance their learning experience with the Living God's Word WORKBOOK (sold separately) which contains additional questions and exercises to help them reflect on what they are reading in Living God's Word.

About the Authors

J. Scott Duvall (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the coauthor of Grasping God’s Word, Journey into God’s Word, Preaching God’s Word, and God’s Relational Presence, and author of The Heart of Revelation and Revelation in the Teach the Text Commentary series. He teaches and preaches frequently in local churches.

J. Daniel Hays (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is dean of the Pruet School of Christian Studies and professor of Old Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the author of From Every People and Nation, The Message of the Prophets, The Temple and the Tabernacle, and A Christian’s Guide to Evidence for the Bible: 101 Proofs from History and Archaeology. He has coauthored or coedited Grasping God’s Word; Journey into God’s Word; Preaching God’s Word; The Baker Illustrated Bible Background Commentary; Jeremiah and Lamentations; The Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology; and God’s Relational Presence: The Cohesive Center of Biblical Theology. He teaches adult Sunday School at his local church in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and also speaks both regionally and internationally.

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  • Chapter 1 - Creation and Crisis
  • Chapter 2 - Covenant
  • Chapter 3 - Calling Out
  • Chapter 4 - Commandments
  • Chapter 5 - Conquest and Canaanization
  • Chapter 6 - Creation of the Kingdom
  • Chapter 7 - Communion and Common Sense in the Kingdom
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  • Chapter 8 - Crumbling of the Kingdom
  • Chapter 9 - Captivity and Coming Home
  • Chapter 10 - Interlude
  • Chapter 11 - Christ: Jesus Enters Our World
  • Chapter 12 - Christ: Jesus’s Message
  • Chapter 13 - Christ: Jesus’s Journey to Jerusalem
  • Chapter 14 - Christ: Jesus Dies on the Cross
  • Chapter 15 - Christ: Jesus Is Raised from the Dead
  • Chapter 16 - Church: The Coming of the Spirit
  • Chapter 17 - Church: In Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria
  • Chapter 18 - Church: The Mission to the Gentiles
  • Chapter 19 - Church: The Gospel Spreads from Jerusalem to Rome
  • Chapter 20 - Consummation: The Happy Ending to the Great Story
  • Product Details
  • Page Count: 368
  • Format: Hardcover, Printed Caseside
  • ISBN: 9780310109112
  • Release: June 1, 2021
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