How to Read the Bible Through the Jesus Lens
A Guide to Christ-focused Reading of Scripture.
Many Christians today experience Bible teaching in isolated, unconnected pieces, receiving little or no guidance into how these pieces form a coherent picture in Christ. How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens presents Christ as the central focus of each biblical book and the primary way the Bible relates to contemporary circumstances. Each book of the Bible has an identifiable theme ultimately fulfilled in the person and work of Christ. Williams provides the following for his readers: * succinct statement of the theme of every biblical book * An explanation of how that theme finds its focus in Christ * A brief discussion of how the New Testament treats that theme as fulfilled in Christ * Suggestions for contemporary implications * Scripture memory electronic flashcards * A convenient summary chart An excellent tool for Bible teachers, ministry leaders, and students, How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens facilitates other Christian disciplines such as Bible reading, Scripture memory and evangelism. By demonstrating how each theme relates to living the Christian life, this book promises to be an invaluable guide for reading and understanding the Bible.
Covers 66 books of the Bible following this structure for each book: Introduction A brief (2--3 pp.) description of the focus of the book, its methodology, and the reason such a book is necessary. [E.g. Genesis] * Theme of the book * Brief background and significant details that substantiate the theme * Christ-focus (how the theme of the book ultimately finds its focus in Christ) * Application of the theme to life today Since the theme finds its focus in Christ and believers are being conformed to the likeness of Christ, then the theme of the book logically has implications for believers today. This section therefore gives brief, clear insights into the continuing relevance of the book to contemporary life. * Hook questions These are questions that enable the minister or evangelical Christian to see how the main theme of the book has importance for contemporary life, and to lead others to see that connection as well. * Memory passage This is a key verse or two from the book itself that summarize the theme of the entire book. Memory cards with the books' themes and verses are also available as companion products. Summary Conclusion At the end of the book, the key theme, Christ-focus, application, and hook questions for each book are provided in a convenient summary chart.