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A Doubters Guide to the Bible [PDF / Epub] ☆ A Doubters Guide to the Bible By John Dickson – Buyprobolan50.co.uk A Doubter’s Guide to the Bible is a concise account of the whole biblical narrative and the lifestyle it inspires representing a uniue and engaging framework for those observing Christianity from th A Doubter’s Guide to the Guide to PDF/EPUB å Bible is a concise account of the A Doubters MOBI :º whole biblical narrative and the lifestyle it inspires representing a uniue and engaging Doubters Guide to ePUB ↠ framework for those observing Christianity from the outside especially those who think there are good reasons not to believeIn this book Dickson provides a readable and winsome Bible primer summarizing the main themes in scripture and addresses tough uestions such as “How can we read the creation account in Genesis in light of modern science “ and “how do we approach Old Testament law when it appears inconsistent and irrelevant”By presenting the whole of the Bible as an account of God’s promise to restore humanity to Himself and humanity to one another and to creation Dickson allows believers and skeptics alike to gain insight into why the Bible has been a compelling life changing and magnetic force throughout the ages.

10 thoughts on “A Doubters Guide to the Bible

  1. Susan Barnes Susan Barnes says:

    A Doubter's Guide to the Bible is written for those who have doubts about the truth of the Biblical account However as someone who trusts the Bible I also benefitted from the teaching in this book Dickson presents an overview of the Bible touching on those passages that cause the most angst such as creation the violence in the Old Testament Jesus' kingdom bringing peace etcDickson points out the difficulties of context—we are reading a book written thousands of years ago yet most people read nothing else from this time period We are also reading a book made up of many different genres and these must be read as they were intended Dickson helped me see the Bible from the wider perspective of the overarching themes and how many of the difficulties make sense when you look at the overall aim and purposes of God For example I liked the way Dickson explained the violence we find in Joshua He pointed out that if we believe the Bible's descriptions of the violence then we must also believe the Biblical reasons for that violence which has nothing to do with ethnicity but with God's justice Included in the book are many recommendations for further reading These are placed within the appropriate topics with a brief overview outlining the level of detail This makes the book an even helpful resource as it allows the serious thinker to do the necessary research to satisfy their own needsAn enlightening read

  2. Patrick Patrick says:

    I love John Dickson's books A very intelligent historian and Christian His books are so easy to read Dickson gave me a good tour through the Bible and it was most helpful Maybe it was me but it took me a little while to get really into this particular book which is most unusual but once I was into it it was most revealing Note to Mr Dickson please use an index I think this would really help readers

  3. Josh Haley Josh Haley says:

    A clear and easy to read book explaining the basics of Christianity uite well and providing many examples of other books if the reader should have uestions on a particular topic

  4. Jason Duncan Jason Duncan says:

    Easy to read good overview gives a good perspective worth a read

  5. Lauren W Lauren W says:

    In this book Dickson aims to provide both biblical theology showing the Bible is one story with a taster of apologetics and common objections to those points For me unfortunately this meant both were done too shallowly and somewhat arbitrarily to be of much use I would recommend his other books but I would not recommend this book to a sceptic or someone investigating Christianity

  6. Toni Marie Toni Marie says:

    I think this book is very thought provoking and an interesting read for christians and non christians alike But I think it’s important to keep in mind that this is Dickson’s interpretation of the bible message and that the only true way to learn about the bible is to read the real thing not a summary of it

  7. Jade Enright Jade Enright says:

    Absolutely wonderful basic introduction and apologetic for the christian faith

  8. Brian Watson Brian Watson says:

    John Dickson provides a great introduction the Bible After stressing that is the most influential and best selling book of all time he provides a guided tour through the major events of the Bible from creation to Abraham to the exodus to kings and prophets to Jesus to the new creation The particular strength of this book is how Dickson shows that the Bible addresses the issues that confront all human beings Though it is not a work of apologetics it has a bit of an apologetic edge in that he at times makes the case for the truth of the Bible even though this is not his primary goal He writes of his own book It is an attempt to explain to curious doubters what it might mean if the Bible turned out to be true p 217 The book is well written and it is clear that Dickson has uite done his homework though the book is not bogged down with secondary references He does offer some helpful suggestions for further reading along the wayI'm sure I'll recommend this book to people who want to know what the Bible is all about I think it will be my first choice though I appreciate two slightly shorter books Vaughan Roberts's God's Big Picture and Chris Bruno's The Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses

  9. Talent Talent says:

    Overall a beautifully written summary of the Christian Bible and is interpretation into doctrine by a minister of the Anglican church in Australia There is much personal experience and anecdotes from pastoral care that can touch a reader and less of the dogmatic nature of many apologetics In fact I would say that this book isn't focused on explaining every doubt about the Bible but on clarifying and explaining what the Bible actually says from a Christian perspective The text is easy to read and interesting but if you were expecting a point by point rebuttal of historical archaeological theological or scientific arguments this is not the book

  10. Zach Waldis Zach Waldis says:

    short and pretty sweet Strangely he resorts to block uotes at the end on the NT but some good info short easy to read my kind of book

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