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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (497 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: R. C. Sproul Narrator: Rob Dean Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN:
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The Bible is the written Word of God, and it is treasured by many. But it is also an ancient book about people and cultures very different than us. Thus, while we know we should read it, many of us have a hard time understanding the Bible.

In this updated edition of Knowing Scripture, R. C. Sproul helps us dig out the meaning of Scripture for ourselves. The author says, The theme of this book is not how to read the Bible but how to study the Bible. He presents in simple, basic terms a commonsense approach to studying Scripture and gives eleven practical guidelines for biblical interpretation and applying what we learn.

With a minimum of technical jargon, Sproul tackles some of the knotty questions regarding differences of interpreting the Bible, including:

  • Discovering the meanings of biblical words
  • Understanding Hebrew poetry, proverbs and parables
  • Approaching historical and didactic passages
  • Being careful with predictive prophecy
  • Discerning how culture conditions the Bible
  • Choosing and using Bible translations, commentaries, Bible software and other helps. Download and start listening now!

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    Listener Opinions

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanie | 2/17/2014

      " RC Sproul has a passion for the word of God and I will always enjoy reading his book with the expectation of having a hunger for the word of God. The importance of the word in my daily life and the application to the word. I like that we are always learning truth and we may stray from what God is revealing to us, however, God is faithful to lead to the truth. Being our sinful nature, we can intrepret the word to fit the culture. Marriage is the hot topic of such intrepretation however, even Jesus refers us to the begininng of what marriage should be. He even gives us a warning about our hearts which is a key to reading the word. I appreciate the warning of sensuous christians that live by their feelings and have not a need to study the word of God. My favorite quote is the issue of faith is not so much whether we believe in God, but whether we believe the God we believe in. We have the word for that very reason. It is not a easy thing to be in the word daily with a devoted heart. A prayer of mine that it will become the air I breathe. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie | 2/13/2014

      " This is a great book for people who want tips on how to study the Bible but haven't yet. An easy read that explains some of the history of Bible translations. I especially found the suggested reading plan for people who haven't made it through the Bible yet to be extremely helpful and plan on starting that right away. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Igor Pericic | 1/29/2014

      " Excellent book which serves as a introductory material for proper understanding and reading the Bible. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 1/26/2014

      " A short book that explains the doctrine of the perspicuity of scripture. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel White | 1/16/2014

      " Anyone who claims Christ as their Savior should know the things this book teaches. It lays out the basics of how to study and understand scripture so that people don't fall into the trap of subjectivism, like so many people already do. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy Moss | 1/12/2014

      " RC Sproul summarizes and Eclipse you to know God by knowing the scriptures. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 1/10/2014

      " I like this kind of stuff, but don't try to read when you are tired. Had to take in in in chunks in order to absorb the content. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 1/2/2014

      " Sproul gives a great introduction to understanding God's Word. He deals with common reasons or excuses that keep people from reading and studying as they should. Understanding the Bible as written literature, in its cultural context, in its timeless interpretation to believers today, and through translations or original language word studies are all issues he addresses. I really wish he'd gone a bit further and will probably be looking into some of the suggested resources that he lists. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Forward | 12/27/2013

      " Absolutely love RC Sproul! "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dwight | 12/11/2013

      " Does a good job of staying in the middle between liberal and conservative scholarship. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcy | 12/10/2013

      " Interesting and helpful basic guide to Bible study. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 11/28/2013

      " Rejuvinates my desire for reading the bible "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mic | 11/15/2013

      " A great book for anyone wanting to dig deeper into studying the word. I recommend this to any bible student as well as the seasoned pastor. Great Insight! "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 10/30/2013

      " RC Sproul does a great job of bringing down to the lay-person how to study and understand the Bible. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 10/22/2013

      " This is a good book in understanding how to read and understand Scripture in proper context (exegesis). This is a must for anyone who reads the Bible regularly and wants a deeper understanding of what it is they're reading. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean Crowe | 10/10/2013

      " Good little book on Hermeneutics, but very basic. Would definitely work as an introductory book for someone who has not given much thought to the subject or for a new Christian who is just beginning their study of God's Word. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wesley Lau | 9/20/2013

      " A very good reminder to how to read the bible. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 9/18/2013

      " Good overview of why knowing and reading Scripture is important, although it can be a little lengthy in its theology and lacking in its practicality. It wasn't until about the 3rd or 4th chapter that I really started to get into it. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 viktor palenyy | 8/29/2013

      " good primer to studying Scripture "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Sheppard | 8/26/2013

      " I was given this book to read by my little bro. It waas a nice, easy intro to Bible doctrine. I appreciated the respect given to God's Word by the author. He does a good job communicating the importance of personal Bible study. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie Christopher | 7/12/2013

      " Invaluable for learning how to read and interpret the Bible, whether you are a Calvinist or not! "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colin | 5/19/2013

      " This is an absolutely essential read for anyone who is serious about studying the Bible. Accessible enough for the layman, yet sufficiently weighty to satisfy those with a little more knowledge. This is simply a must have book. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher Brehm | 4/10/2013

      " Very good primer on how to study scripture. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 11/23/2012

      " Full of conviction and insight into the command to read and know God's Word. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Hemmeke | 10/12/2012

      " Excellent overview of how to interpret the Bible, for the normal Christian "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne Ogden | 7/15/2012

      " How do people understand the Bible? This is a careful approach I highly recommend. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jimmy | 7/4/2012

      " Good book. Nothing new or profound for me, but it provided a good reminder to me of why Christians read Scripture. A bit pedantic at times. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 4/8/2012

      " Great introduction on the on studying the bible. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Hooper | 2/4/2012

      " I believe this to be one of those new convert MUST reads, since it covers the essential doctrines of the Christian Faith. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cray Allred | 9/3/2011

      " every Christian needs this "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jameson | 4/28/2011

      " This book is so short but is extremely effective in helping the reader do what the title says. A great read for all levels. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marc | 4/15/2011

      " RC Sproul gives a fantastic overview of the Bible and how to study it most effectively; a worthwhile read for anyone interested in better understanding of God's word. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mic | 3/11/2011

      " A great book for anyone wanting to dig deeper into studying the word. I recommend this to any bible student as well as the seasoned pastor. Great Insight! "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 12/10/2010

      " Invaluable for learning how to read and interpret the Bible, whether you are a Calvinist or not! "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 11/26/2010

      " Useful guide for tools and methods of studying/interpreting the Bible. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher | 3/15/2010

      " Very good primer on how to study scripture. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 3/1/2010

      " Excellent overview of how to interpret the Bible, for the normal Christian "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 11/19/2009

      " Rejuvinates my desire for reading the bible "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jameson | 11/5/2009

      " This book is so short but is extremely effective in helping the reader do what the title says. A great read for all levels. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marc | 11/4/2009

      " RC Sproul gives a fantastic overview of the Bible and how to study it most effectively; a worthwhile read for anyone interested in better understanding of God's word. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 7/31/2009

      " Good overview of why knowing and reading Scripture is important, although it can be a little lengthy in its theology and lacking in its practicality. It wasn't until about the 3rd or 4th chapter that I really started to get into it. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 6/19/2009

      " its a great rey and on how to study Scripture. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 6/10/2009

      " RC Sproul does a great job of bringing down to the lay-person how to study and understand the Bible. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kenneth | 6/5/2009

      " I found this book usefull in giving the layman bible reader the necasary tools for reading the scriptures accurately. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 5/28/2009

      " A short book that explains the doctrine of the perspicuity of scripture. "

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