Recommended Reading: Year Of Biblical Literacy

Truly knowing your Bible through the practice of reading has become a lost art, and it seems we are becoming illiterate toward the narrative of God. In 2016, participate with us in the “Year of Biblical Literacy.” Follow the Bible Reading Plan and work through the entire biblical narrative one day at a time. Along with the Bible, the following books have been tremendously influential in shaping the series:

Eat This Book by Eugene Peterson

Eat This Book challenges us to read the Scriptures on their own terms, as God’s revelation, and to live them as we read them. With warmth and wisdom Peterson offers greatly needed, down-to-earth counsel on spiritual reading. In these pages he draws readers into a fascinating conversation on the nature of language, the ancient practice of lectio divina, and the role of Scripture translations

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Read the Bible for a Change by Ray Lubeck

Which Bible passages are for us today and which only apply to the first audience of ancient readers? Can we just pick and choose the verses we think fit our situation? Who gets to decide? In Read the Bible for a Change, Dr. Ray Lubeck helps readers correctly understand and relate the Bible to their lives.

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Unbreakable by Andrew Wilson

The book you are looking at is unique. It stands out because unlike most other books on the Bible, it doesn t start with a bunch of objections that people have to the scriptures. Nor does it begin with information about the Bible’s authors or the historical contexts they were writing into. Instead, this book uses Jesus as the starting point!

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The Books of the Bible (NIV)

Return to the Bible as it was before chapters and verses. The Books of the Bible, NIV is a revolutionary new presentation of Scripture that strips away centuries of artificial formatting, leaving behind nothing but pure Bible text. The result is a hardcover Bible unlike any other available today—and more like the original Scriptures.

Purchase “The Books of the Bible”

NIV Study Bible by Don Carson

The NIV Study Bible is built on the truth of Scripture and centered on the gospel message. An ambitious and comprehensive undertaking, over 60 contributors from a wide range of evangelical denominations and perspectives, crafted all-new study notes and other study tools to present a biblical theology of God’s special revelation in the Scriptures.

Purchase “NIV Study Bible”

Learn more about the Year of Biblical Literacy and follow along with the Bible Reading Plan and teachings.

Year of Biblical Literacy

Josh Porter

Author: Josh Porter

Josh Porter is the Pastor of Vision & Teaching