Wednesday, December 28, 2016

: Inductive Bible Study (Observation, Interpretation, and Application though the Lenses of History, Literature and Theology)

Title:  Inductive Bible Study (Observation, Interpretation, and Application though the Lenses of History, Literature and Theology)
Author:  Richard Alan Fuhr and Dr. Andreas J. Kostenberger, Ph. D.
Pages:  384
Year:  2016
Publisher:  B & H Academic
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars!
What a time for this book to be published for anyone who wants to learn how to go deeper in their study of the Bible!  Please don’t let the long title or any of the title/subtitle turn you away from a very helpful tool!  Personally, I love studying using the inductive method as it really helps me grow closer to the Lord and understanding Him via His Word!
The authors do a masterful job of taking their time to explain each step in digging deeper to uncover what the Bible says to each person.  Take your time to learn each step and practice it, even consider doing so with a friend.  Study guides aside, this is the best way I know to really learn and remember what a book says about God, Jesus, The Spirit, faith, grace and much, much more!
Unlike other books of this nature that show various ways to approach the Scriptures, this one takes the reader by the hand and shows them how to do each step in a way that is easy to grasp and utilize.  Some folks may know this method of studying as a manuscript way, and it could be called by that title.  But the authors want to show us how to take an approach that includes history, literature and theology so everyday folks can be amazed in their time alone with the Lord.
If you don’t want to mark in your Bible, there are Bibles to purchase designed for inductive study.  The authors include an extensive bibliography so people can continue to read and aid their study time.  Also included is a Subject Index for easy access when a refresher is needed for a person or to add the next step in Inductive Bible study.  My son originally pointed out this book to me as he knows the inductive method I taught him when he was younger.  Now, he is a grown man who by the grace of God wants to continue to learn and sharpen his knowledge so he can be a better disciple of the Lord.
Please consider using this either as a way to learn in your time along with God, small group, teaching or mentoring others!  Here is a great tool to encourage the Body of Christ to dig deeper so their roots will go deeper into the soil of His Word.

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