Release Date: April 18, 2017
Publisher: Bethany House
Genre: Religion / Biblical Studies / Theology
About the Book:
Are You Sure You Know What Your Favorite Bible Stories Mean?
A surprising number of popular Bible stories are commonly misused or misunderstood, even by well-intentioned Christians. In this concise yet thorough book, Eric J. Bargerhuff helps you fully understand the meaning of David and Goliath, Jonah and the Big Fish, the Woman Caught in Adultery, and other well-known Bible stories.
Providing fascinating historical and scriptural insights, Bargerhuff helps you sort through modern-day distortions of fourteen well-known Bible stories and grasp their original meaning and purpose for us today.
The title The Most Misused Stories in the Bible immediately catches the reader’s attention. If you grew up in the church, then you’ll be familiar with all of the stories the author talks about. Dr. Bargerhuff’s solid Biblical teaching is shown throughout by breaking down how many interpret the stories and what the Bible is actually telling us through studying the Scriptures.
I don’t always like to read these type of books because they can be over wordy and give one a headache just trying to figure out what the author is trying to convey to the reader. That is not the case with this book. Dr. Bargerhuff writes in a clear and easy to understand way for the modern day reader.
The chapters are super short, each one focusing on a different story, that can easily be used as a devotional. If you are a Christian who wants to grow closer to Christ, new believer, or just thinking about God, then this is for you. This can be done as a group Bible study or on your own, either is fine. Either way, the goal is to encourage to grow in your understanding of God and the Bible.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
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About Eric J. Bargerhuff
Eric J. Bargerhuff, PhD, teaches in the Bible and Theology department and directs the Honors Program at Trinity College of Florida. He served in pastoral ministry for more than twenty years in churches in Ohio, Illinois, and Florida. He received his doctorate in biblical and systematic theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Eric’s passion is to write systematic and practical theology for the purposes of spiritual growth and reform in the church. He is a member of the Center for Pastor Theologians (CPT) and the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS).
Eric is the author of The Most Misused Verses in the Bible and The Most Misused Stories in the Bible. He also wrote Love that Rescues: God’s Fatherly Love in the Practice of Church Discipline, which explores the grace and fatherly love of God that should be embodied in a church’s efforts to restore a brother or sister in Christ who has gone astray.
Eric and his family live in Trinity, Florida.
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