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A Walk Through the Bible
Title : A Walk Through the Bible
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ISBN : 9781573833578
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 96

One of the most renowned theologians of our time tells the story of the Bible in a way that everyone can understand. Shortly before he died in 1998, Lesslie Newbigin recorded a series of eight radio addresses on basic themes and central figures in the Bible. These addresses, which form the basis of this book, affirm the Bible as the story of the history of humankind. NewbiOne of the most renowned theologians of our time tells the story of the Bible in a way that everyone can understand. Shortly before he died in 1998, Lesslie Newbigin recorded a series of eight radio addresses on basic themes and central figures in the Bible. These addresses, which form the basis of this book, affirm the Bible as the story of the history of humankind. Newbigin invites readers to join him on a journey from Genesis through Revelation, introducing the great biblical figures along the way - Abraham, Moses, Noah, the prophets, Paul, and of course, Jesus. His characteristically lucid prose, reflecting a lifetime of faithful teaching and preaching, both challenges and inspires the reader to a deeper level of Christian discipleship. This authoritative, powerful summary of the Bible story is indispensable reading for individuals, teachers, clergy, and adult study groups. Lesslie Newbigin was a founding bishop of the Church of South India and associate general secretary of the World Council of Churches. He authored numerous books, including Proper Confidence: Faith, Doubt, and Certainty in Christian Discipleship; The Gospel in a Pluralist Society; and Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and Western Culture.


A Walk Through the Bible Reviews

  • Joe Haack

    This book is as short as an article. I loved it. I don't share Newbigin's views on some dating/authorship issues, but found his overview very inspiring. Favorite quote:"And even in our readings of the Bible in church, we tend to look at only very short passages which reinforces the impression that the Bible is a collection of nuggets of wisdom from which we can choose what we find helpful. But in that case, of course, it is not the Bible itself that decides what is worth reading: we decide in ad [...]

  • Bruce Stopher

    A quick read of less than 85 pages that tells the big story of the Bible from beginning to end, from Creation to New Creation, arranging various books of the Bible in chronological order. Refreshing to see the big picture and then consider where I for into the scheme of things.

  • Tim Hoiland

    In A Walk Through the Bible (Barefoot Ministries), the print version of a series of radio talks, Newbigin presents the Bible as one story that offers a unique account of history and “enables us to understand our own lives as part of that story.”This is especially crucial, he says, because humans have tended to go in one of two directions in making sense of life. On the one hand have been those who have seen individual human beings as expendable contributors to some ideological project. “Th [...]

  • Paul

    This was a short and simple overview of the Bible's historical context. A lot of it was more of the same -- essentially an explanation from the Christian perspective of how the Old Testament points to Christ's death and resurrection. I did learn that there were more rulers and changes of power exerting control over the nation of Israel than I can really keep track of.

  • David

    Such a great read. Short, profound yet very accessible. Helps the reader get a big picture of the whole Bible and it's themes. Newbigin comes from a missionary background in India, yet a strong theological foundation, helping people with little or no understanding of a Christian worldview grasp it in its entirety.

  • Andrew Canavan

    This book was fine in many ways, but not as great as some of Newbigin's other books. For an introduction to the storyline of Scripture that is really great, albeit longer, check out D.A. Carson's The God Who Is There.

  • Winn

    It started well. I had high hopes. I like Newbigin a lot - and I love the idea here. It just went flat about halfway through. This was originally given as a series of radio lectures. I think that would have been better.

  • Wesley Ellis

    Great, short, and accessible telling of the biblical narrative. Newbigin makes his own interpretative choices, as we all must. But his choices are generous, allowing freedom for dialogue. I'd consider this a great resource for group reading, catalytic for good conversation.

  • Rob

    I love this brief description of the bible. Newbigin does so well what many of us seek to do, which is to invite me and others to see ourselves as integral participants in God's story. It is well worth the hour investment.

  • Julian

    An excellent, simple and easily understandable walk through the Bible

  • Hlee4424

    *3.75