The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy & What to Do about It

The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy & What to Do about It

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By Dave Jenkins | Foreword by Costi W. Hinn

In The Word Explored, Dave Jenkins examines the problem of biblical illiteracy and helps readers learn the basics of Bible reading, church membership, and how the local Church should function under the Word reminding us that believing the right things is not enough, we need to move into obedience to the Word that we claim to believe, in every area of the Christian life and ministry.

“Our Bibles are stained with holy blood. The cover of every Bible bears the blood of prophets and martyrs who gave their lives to write, preserve, or translate the Holy Scriptures so that we can read God’s Word. When we open the Bible, its pages lead us to the blood of Jesus Christ, his sacrificial death by which believers have forgiveness and emancipation from sin. If such a high price was paid so that we could have this Word, we should cherish the Bible with all our being and study it all our days. But alas, God’s Word too often sits neglected as if it were of little worth, while professing Christians fill their minds with the words and images of this world. In The Word Explored, Dave Jenkins fields an array of motivations and practical insights for hearing, reading, memorizing, meditating on, and obeying the Word of the living God. This is an excellent resource for pastors who desire to call their churches back to the Word, Christians who seek spiritual renewal for themselves and their families, and non-Christians who want to know why Christians make so much of this Book.”

Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan


 

“In The Word Explored, Dave Jenkins is practical. We need books that help us to practice our faith, to live out God’s Word. This is such a book. Yet, don’t imagine that this work is simply a “how to” book, it is much more than that. Think church history, biography, biblical and applied theology. This book is all of those things and more. Dave takes you on a church history journey, a biblically faithful journey, and an immensely personal journey. Most people have a copy of the Bible. Yet, few people actually read the Bible and few of those who do read the Bible actually seek to understand and apply the Bible. This book pushes back against both neglecting Bible reading and biblical illiteracy. Therefore, the seasoned Christian as well as the new convert will find much help in this book. I urge you to read The Word Explored and learn how and why to appreciate your Bible.”

Ray Rhodes, Author, Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon: wife of Charles Spurgeon and Yours, Till Heaven: The Untold Love Story of Charles and Susie Spurgeon


 

“Charles Spurgeon once said, ‘Visit many good books, but live in the Bible.’ Yet in a world with countless messages vying for our attention, we are too easily swayed with a shallow understanding of Scripture. For that reason, I found The Word Explored to be a refreshing, compelling, and heart stirring reminder of how crucial it is to know, live, d walk in the truth of God’s Word.”

Sarah Walton, Author, Hope When It Hurts and Together Through the Storms


 

“God has chosen to reveal himself in a book: the Bible. Circumventing the Bible in order to know the way of salvation through Christ, the will of God for our lives, and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit is an exercise in futility. The Word Explored is a handy go-to book for practical advice on how the believer can immerse themselves in the Scripture and feast from its bountiful table of rich delights. From reading and study to meditation and memorization, Dave Jenkins has given us a work full of advice and counsel in how to explore the unsearchable wonders of the Word of God as we mature into the image of Christ.”

Dustin Benge, Provost and Professor at Union School of Theology, Bridgend, Wales


 

“Dave Jenkins has distinguished himself in recent years by his founding and leadership of that helpful and increasingly popular biblical site Servants of Grace. However, the work that he has taken on now in writing The Word Explored not only harnesses and unleashes his considerable knowledge of biblical theology, but most importantly, meets the remarkable need of the hour. I am gratified and honored to recommend The Word Explored by Dave Jenkins without reservation, and with the greatest sense of urgency. For this book seeks a vision not unlike that of the great translator and preacher of the English Bible: William Tyndale. Jenkins has proven to be a soldier in the biblical company of Tyndale, Wycliffe, and others who have given their years to making the Bible available and accessible by many.”

Michael A. Milton, Provost, Erksine Seminary

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