What Is the Bible and How Do We Understand It?

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4.9 X 7.8 X 0.3 inches | 0.2 pounds

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About the Author
Dennis R. Edwards is associate professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary and the author of 1 Peter in The Story of God commentary series. A sought-after speaker at conferences and universities and a frequent contributor at Missio Alliance, Edwards has served as a church planter in Brooklyn and Washington, DC, and has worked in urban ministry for nearly three decades. Edwards holds degrees from Cornell University, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Catholic University of America, and is ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church. He and his wife, Susan Steele Edwards, are the parents of four adult children and two grandchildren.
"Dennis Edwards guides curious readers who want to engage the Bible from an Anabaptist perspective. This introductory book provides a helpful map on how to best read the Word--through the lens of the Incarnate Word, Jesus. For congregations looking to rekindle the practice of communal reading of the Bible, this can be a great source to begin."--Sue Park-Hur, denominational minister for leadership development, Mennonite Church USA
"Christians are not as much People of the Book as we are People of the Person. I'm so grateful to Dennis Edwards for writing a book that helps us meet the person of Jesus in the pages of the Bible."
--Bruxy Cavey, senior pastor at The Meeting House and author of The End of Religion and Reunion
"This book is a gift to the church from an indispensable biblical scholar with decades of pastoral experience. Rooted in the living Anabaptist tradition and African American faith, Dennis Edwards provides an extremely accessible and informative introduction to the Bible. While breaking down what the Bible is, this book encourages readers to interpret Scripture through the lens of Christ, with the Holy Spirit's help, in community with others, studiously, with the goal of faithful obedience in the way of Jesus. Your church should be reading this in small groups together!"
--Drew G. I. Hart, assistant professor of theology at Messiah College and author of Trouble I've Seen