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On the New Testament January 31, 2009

Posted by clintcarter in Books.

driscoll-bookJust read A Book You’ll Actually Read on the New Testament by Mark Driscoll.  It’s a tiny book both in size and length – depending on your reading speed you should be able to finish this book in 45-90 minutes.  This book could be a great resource for someone new to the faith who doesn’t really know anything about the Bible or how to approach it and learn from it.  It would also be beneficial for a Christian who is just starting to get serious about studying the Word.

It’s a good introduction to some common questions about the Canon, discrepancies in manuscripts, overview of books, and principles for interpretation and translations.  I think the most valuable part of the book is where Mark addresses “How should I come to the Scriptures?”  Great insight and perspective on how to approach the Bible and let it change the way we think.  You can read this portion from the book here – look at page 37.

The appendix is a good place to start when building a theological library with some solid suggestions for various books and helps to aid further study.

I’d suggest buying this book , gleaning from it what you can, and then passing it on to someone new to the Bible.  It’s relatively inexpensive, you can get a copy for $5 on amazon.



1. Jeff Wright - January 31, 2009

You’re not posting during the Focus Group presentation, are you? 😉

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