Exciting New Xulon Book Explores The Challenges Christians Commonly Encounter In Reading The Bible And Provides A Better, More Effective Way To Read It

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Steve Langford’s special guidance includes understanding the nature of Scripture and a simple model for interpreting Scripture

Why the Bible Is So Hard to Understand - And Tips To Understanding It

I provide readers with a more informed way of reading the Bible ...

Steve Langford’s new book, Why The Bible Is So Hard To Understand ... And Tips To Understanding It, ($11.99, paperback, 9781498458658; $5.99, e-book, 9781498458665) addresses the struggle readers commonly experience in reading the Bible as well as the misconceptions they may have about God. This must have guide for Christians is a practical tool and companion for reading and understanding the Bible, still referred to as one of the most read books in the world. The author helps the reader know the merciful and gracious character of God, the grace-based ways of God, and the nature of the Kingdom of God – an ideal way to address people’s insatiable hunger to know God.

Steve begins his guide by exploring the ancient Near Eastern worldview of the sixty-six books that make up the Bible, contrasting it with the radically different worldview of the reader. He offers a simple model of interpretation and then moves into a deeper study of the Word. The book emphasizes how understanding and living the truth of God that the Bible teaches will lead to a Spirit-transformed life.

At the end of each chapter, he includes reflection questions to help readers reflect upon and apply the study material. The book is perfect for individual or group Bible study use – with discussion questions included in the back of the book.

“I provide readers with a more informed way of reading the Bible – one that leads to understanding God's self-revelation as recorded in it and its relevance for one's life,” states the author. “I hope readers also gain an understanding of God's grace-based character, the nature of the Kingdom that Jesus proclaimed, grace as a way of life for the follower of Jesus, and the exercising spiritual discernment.”

Steve Langford, also known as Pastor Steve, has given his adult life – over 40 years – to the study and teaching of scripture in the local church. Within the religious communities in which he has walked and in the churches he has served, he is known as a gifted teacher. He is a life-long student, having earned three degrees in biblical studies from Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas, and from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, (M. Div., D. Min.). He currently serves as Senior Pastor at the First United Methodist Church of Georgetown, Texas.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Why The Bible Is So Hard To Understand ... And Tips To Understanding It through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

Media Contact: Steve Langford
Email: steve(at)fumcgt.org

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