Friday, August 19, 2016

Searching the Scriptures Book Review


 About the Book
 Are you getting the spiritual nourishment you need?We've all experienced times when we have not eaten a balanced diet or we've eaten too many sweets. We feel sick, light-headed, and occasionally depressed, or we become irritated and edgy. It's the body's way of letting us know that it's lacking sufficient nourishment. Optimal health requires optimal nutrition. The same is true spiritually speaking. Without sufficient and regular biblical nutrition, our inner life begins to suffer the consequences. We become shallow and selfish, more demanding and less gentle, and quick to react impatiently, rashly, and angrily. These are telltale signs of inner malnutrition.In "Searching the Scriptures," respected Bible teacher Chuck Swindoll shows us how to dig deep into Scripture and uncover its profound truths for our lives. He outlines the principles of Bible study that will help you understand God's Word, apply it, and communicate it clearly to those around you. Too many people try to go it alone, without a guide, for this life and the next. Chuck explains how we can fix our own spiritual meals, then invites us to feast on nourishing truths we can discover in God's Word. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

Charles Swindoll is a very well know and well respected author and I have read a few of his articles before. I didn't realize what all this book would hold until I opened the pages. This is a step by step book on how to read and study the Bible starting with who wrote the Bible, and how it is organized. It includes maps, lists, charts, and examples that I thought was very well done. I like the layout and the end of each chapter has questions, which I could see this book being used almost as a Bible study or small group. While Searching the Scriptures could be a bit overwhelming for a new Christian I think this would be the perfect book that explains how the Bible is set up. This isn't a read real quick type book either, it is a slow actual process that makes you take the time and think about your purpose in reading the Bible etc. 

I found this book to be factual and very helpful, something to hold on to and look back on as well. 
Five stars. 

"I received this book from Tyndale Blog Network for free in exchange for an honest review."

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