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How to Read the Bible with Understanding

by Burgland, Lane

Item #: 223143 / 2016 / Paperback / 240 Pages


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The Bible is the most widely read book of all time. God communicated His message through Scripture over a period of many centuries and through a variety of human authors. Reading the Bible with understanding is not about merely learning the history of God’s people or the storyline of great literature. Instead, God desires readers to understand the facts in light of His salvation plan for the whole world.

With a pastoral heart, Dr. Burgland leads you into a deeper understanding of God’s life-giving Word, revealing how His words of Law and Gospel are meant for you!

How to Read the Bible with Understanding includes:

  • Seven enduring principles of Biblical interpretation
  • Guides for interpreting different kinds of Scripture
  • History of early Biblical manuscripts
  • Insight and checklist for teaching a Bible study
  • A Biblical chronology and a history of Biblical interpretation

"Burgland’s little volume has proven to be a fantastic resource for my students, introducing them to the background of the Scriptures and to principles for reading them well. The ample examples from the Bible give readers experience in interpreting the text. Now in its second, retitled edition, the book has been revised and expanded to include even more practical help. This is an excellent introduction for anyone desiring to read the Bible with understanding!"

Rev. Philip W. Penhallegon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Theology
Concordia University Ann Arbor

"Burgland’s book is a helpful tool in the study of Scripture. His clear organization makes the book useful for individual or group Bible studies. The principles of interpretation that Burgland outlines help illuminate the truth of God’s Word regardless of one’s level of biblical knowledge."

Tim Hardy
Assistant Principal
Lutheran High North, Macomb, MI

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