Author John K. Wortinger Reveals 'The Unifying Word'

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New book identifies 26 parallel passages between Old, New Testament

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During one of his Bible studies, author John K. Wortinger noticed a pattern of similarity between passages in the Old and New Testaments. These complementing passages clarify each other, adding meaning and directing understanding of the scripture. He shares this remarkable discovery in his new book, "The Unifying Word" (published by AuthorHouse).

"The Unifying Word” identifies 26 parallel passages between the Old and New Testament which add context and depth to the central themes of scripture such as: Creation, The Passover, The Call of Abraham, The Incarnation, The Cross of Christ and Pentecost. Wortinger’s methodology suggests a contemporary context for each study that will engage the reader and lead directly to the point where each parallel links. Together the parallels give a greater depth of understanding into the scripture. The parallels give evidence that God has a purpose and a plan as he intervenes in human history. This approach to Holy Scripture was used extensively by the Apostle Paul and all of the Gospel writers.

“The Unifying Word” has been written as a study of 26 of these parallels, but the book also points to a number of additional parallels that could be explored using the methodology outlined in the book. This book is an important resource for the serious student of the Bible. It has been designed not only for individual study, but also for guided group study with a group study guide included with each chapter. The book has been field tested with several adult Bible study groups.

"It is my belief that the Bible is relevant to every person of every age," Wortinger says. "The book seeks to help persons better understand the scripture and discover its relevance in their lives."

“The Unifying Word”
By John K. Wortinger
Hardcover | 6x9in | 178 pages | ISBN 9781504961103
Softcover | 6x9in | 178 pages | ISBN 9781504961127
E-Book | 178 pages | ISBN 9781504961110
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
John K. Wortinger is a graduate of the University of Indianapolis with a double major in history and philosophy. Wortinger received his theological education at United Theological Seminary graduating with a master of divinity degree. Wortinger retired from the United Methodist ministry after 39 years under appointment in a few churches across northern Indiana. He currently directs the Weekend License to Preach School and teaches reformation and Wesleyan theology in the Indiana United Methodist Course of Study. Wortinger directed a children’s worship program for three years where he authored a collection of over 100 spontaneous biblical melodramas.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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