Rehearsing Scripture: Discovering God’s Word in Community by Anna Carter Florence, the Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching (Eerdmans).
SCRIPTURE. We can study it carefully. We can listen to sermons on it and read what the experts say about it. But in the end, says Anna Carter Florence, Scripture needs to be rehearsed and encountered—and we can do that best in community with others. In this book Florence offers concrete, practical tools for reading and rehearsing Scripture in groups. Suitable for new and seasoned Bible readers alike, Florence’s Rehearsing Scripture invites solitary readers to become community readers as well—to gather around a shared text and encounter God anew together.
“This book is a gorgeous invitation to experience the Bible as a living thing. Anna Carter Florence nudges the reader, saying ‘Can you feel the breath of it on your skin? Can you see how it moves? Can you hear what it’s saying in your own ear? Can you taste both the bitter and the sweet?’ She knows that if we do this, Scripture will always, always hand over the goods. I’m so grateful for her work, her love of the Bible, and her insistence that in it we find truth.” –Nadia Bolz-Weber, author of Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People
Christian Prayer for Today by Martha Moore-Keish, the J.B. Green Associate Professor of Systematic Theology (Westminster John Knox Press).
This volume in the popular For Today series deals with one of the most central and important aspects of Christian living–the practice of prayer. Martha Moore-Keish provides fresh help for understanding and revitalizing prayer life, challenges readers to engage all the senses while in prayer, and invites them to use prayer as the chief exercise of faith. Both groups and individuals can use this deeply theological yet engaging book and its discussion questions to increase their understanding of prayer and to enrich their prayer practice.
The For Today series was designed to provide reliable and accessible resources for the study and real life application of important biblical texts, theological documents, and Christian practices. The emphasis of the series is not only on the realization and appreciation of what these subjects have meant in the past, but also on their value in the present–“for today.” Thought- provoking questions are included at the end of each chapter, making the books ideal for personal study and group use.
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