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Surviving the Bible

Surviving the Bible: A Devotional for the Church Year 2018

Author: 
Christian Piatt (Author)
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Description

A lot of us have tried to read the Bible. And we’ve failed. Christian Piatt has too. But now, using the annual lectionary as his guide, he has put together a devotional that allows us to read through major parts of the Old and New Testaments and finally understand them in plain English. Every week has several Scripture readings, explanations of confusing terms, a story, a deeper dive into interesting themes, and a closing prayer.

You can use it as a weekly study or browse a thematic list for something you’re curious about. It’s an ideal resource to use with a friend or small group, but it’s set up to be accessed by anyone who has enough curiosity, openness, and desire to grow.

Start anywhere. Set it down and come back to it. There’s no "wrong way" to use Surviving the Bible. Engage ancient texts in new ways that make sense, here and now, maybe for the first time. Any way you use it, it’s sure to challenge and inspire.

ISBN: 
9781506420653
Price: 
$18.99
ISBN: 
9781506420660
Price: 
$18.99
Release date: 
November 1, 2017
Pages: 
416
Width: 
5
Height: 
8

Endorsements

A wonderful guide to the words we hear every week, brought home and made to resonate in everyday life.

"Surviving the Bible is a sprightly guide through the liturgical seasons, put in American English, punctuated with pointed references to popular culture, full of insight and rich in wisdom—in all, a wonderful guide to the words we hear every week, which sound distant and a far remove from reality, but here are brought home and made to resonate in everyday life."

John D. Caputo, author of "Hoping against Hope"

Warm, winsome, accessible, and downright fascinating.

"There are two kinds of people who need Surviving the Bible: (1) people who know they are unfamiliar with the world’s most important book, and (2) people who think they know it all. Both will find Christian Piatt’s introductions and reflections to be warm, winsome, accessible, and downright fascinating. He’s a brilliant scholar disguised as your best friend, and he'll help you gain real nourishment from the Bible one small, delicious bite at a time."

Brian D. McLaren, author of "The Great Spiritual Migration"