Understanding the Bible

  • by John R. W. Stott
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This book answers foundational questions: Who wrote the Bible? What is its message? Why is it thought to be a 'holy' book? How does one read and interpret it? Best of all, though, you'll broaden your vision of Jesus Christ, the focal point of Scripture. How? By better understanding the geographical, religious, and historical concerns that shaped the world in which he lived. You'll see Jesus as never before: both as a man of his times and culture, and as the culmination of a divine providence that prepared the way for the ministry of the Messiah. Written by renowned preacher, writer, and apologist John Stott, this new, expanded edition includes - Questions at the beginning of each chapter to help you focus - New, up-to-date maps for the chapters on history and geography - An index to help you speedily access areas of interest.


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Customer Reviews

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Excellent exposition of the Christian faith

What did you love best about Understanding the Bible?

John Stott has helped broaden my understanding of Christianity and my intellectual curiosity of the history of the Christian faith.

What did you like best about this story?

His historical and geographical exposition of Christianity which is very important to nurturing the Christian faith.

Have you listened to any of Simon Vance’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, Simon Vance is consistently very good as a narrator.

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- Gary

very good introduction

this book is a very good introduction to how to read and understand the Bible. if you are looking for something a little more in depth or advanced, then look at "how to read the Bible for all its worth" by Fee. however, this book will still be a good refresher and reminder of the Bible's truths and meta narrative.
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- Chris Wandor

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-05-2011
  • Publisher: Zondervan