You read it. But do you understand it?
While the Bible is the most famous book in history, it can be intimidating. Yet God’s word is for us and all people. It is living and active and has the power to save, give life, and heal. Do we read the Bible attuned to the power of God’s word?
John W. Kleinig opens up the riches found in the Bible. He likens God’s word to a lavish meal that nourishes and satisfies our souls. He shows us the centrality of Scripture to Christian faith—the word through which the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit speak with one voice to believers on Earth.
Kleinig reminds us of what happens to our hearts when the word of Christ gets into it and changes it from the inside out. … To read this book with open ears is already to experience what it is talking about.
—Phillip Cary, author of Good News for Anxious Christians; professor of philosophy, Eastern University
An excellent primer for all Christians about the Bible as a whole.
—Rachel Joy Welcher, author of Talking Back to Purity Culture
A delightful invitation to the rich feast Jesus provides us in his word. It will appetize your ears, so that they might taste and see that the Lord is good!
—Tyler R. Wittman, co-author of Biblical Reasoning; assistant professor of theology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
You will come away marveling anew, as Peter did, at the words of eternal life flowing from Jesus’ mouth for your ears to hear and your heart to believe.
—Harold L. Senkbeil, author of The Care of Souls
The Christian Essentials series passes down tradition that matters. The ancient church was founded on basic biblical teachings and practices like the Ten Commandments, baptism, the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Supper, the Lord’s Prayer, and corporate worship. These basics of the Christian life have sustained and nurtured every generation of the faithful—from the apostles to today. The books in the Christian Essentials series open up the meaning of the foundations of our faith.
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John W. Kleinig is a retired lecturer at Australian Lutheran College and an ordained pastor in the Lutheran Church of Australia. He is the author of numerous books, including Wonderfully Made, Grace upon Grace: Spirituality for Today, and commentaries on Hebrews and Leviticus.