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Living God's Word : Discovering Our Place in the Great Story of Scripture - J. Scott Duvall

Living God's Word

Discovering Our Place in the Great Story of Scripture

Hardcover Published: 7th May 2012
ISBN: 9780310292104
Number Of Pages: 316
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Christians resolved to study the Bible more fervently often struggle to grasp the progression of Scripture as a whole, instead encountering various passages each week through unrelated readings, studies, and sermons. But once they see the Bible as a Great Story, they begin to see how their own lives fit into what God has done and is doing in the world.

New Testament scholar J. Scott Duvall and Old Testament expert J. Daniel Hays wrote Living God's Word to 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. They survey 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, and written assignments for further study.

These features - combined with the authors' engaging style - make Experiencing God's Word an ideal introductory college text, Sunday school elective, or small group study.

About the Authors

J. Scott Duvall (PhD. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the coauthor with George H. Guthrie of Biblical Greek Exegesis: A Graded Approach to Learning Intermediate and Advanced Greek and with Terry G. Carter and J. Daniel Hays of the textbook Preaching God's Word: A Hands on Approach to Preparing, Developing and Delivering the Sermon.

J. Daniel Hays (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary; 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, and he has coauthored Grasping God's Word; Preaching God's Word; Journey into God’s Word; The Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology; Iraq: Babylon of the End Times?; Apocalypse; and The Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy. He teaches adult Sunday school at his local church in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and preaches frequently throughout the nation.

Preface: Why This Book? 9
Introduction 13

1. Creation and Crisis: Who Am I and What Is Wrong? 21
2. Covenant: God Makes a Promise and Establishes a People 31
3. Calling Out: 'I am the LORD who brought you up out of Egypt' 41
4. Commandments: Terms for Living in the Promised Land with God in Their Midst 53
5. Conquest and Canaanization: Good News and Bad News 63
6. Creation of the Kingdom: Nobodies and Somebodies 73
7. Communion and Common Sense: Worship and Other Ways to Live Wisely 87
8. Crumbling of the Kingdom: The Prophets and the End of Israel and Judah 99
9. Captivity and Coming Home: Surviving the Exile and Returning to the Land 113
10. Interlude: Time between the Testaments 123
11. Christ: Jesus Enters Our World 129
12. Christ: Jesus' Message 145
13. Christ: Jesus' Journey to Jerusalem 165
14. Christ: Jesus Dies on the Cross 181
15. Christ: Jesus Is Raised from the Dead 201
16. Church: The Coming of the Spirit 215
17. Church: In Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria 227
18. Church: The Mission to the Gentiles 243
19. Church: The Gospel Spreads from Jerusalem to Rome 261
20. Consummation: The Happy Ending to the Great Story 273

Conclusion 293
Scripture Index 305
Subject Index 313
Author Index 317

ISBN: 9780310292104
ISBN-10: 0310292107
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 7th May 2012
Publisher: Zondervan
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 19.1  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.68

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