Some parts are historic documentation; some parts are poetry. The Bible isn’t just a holy book, it is a rich and diverse work of literature, and when you start to learn more about it, it becomes even more beautiful.
Philadelphia (PRWEB) January 27, 2015
The Bible was written at many different times and places and by different authors. Historical considerations, linguistic idioms, and the difficult spiritual and philosophical principles can make it tough for even seasoned and scholarly theologians to read it properly, not to mention someone who may be reading it for the first time.
Biblical scholar Katie Hoyt McNabb offers readers a text to supplement their Bible reading with her new book, “Does It Really Say That in the Bible?” (published by WestBow Press).
Having studied religion at Yale University under the prominent biblical scholar Brevard Childs, McNabb helps readers investigate the Bible by walking them through the Scriptures, book by book, and offering insight into the historical backgrounds of the stories, the cultural context and the literary styles of the times.
“Although the Bible does have a unifying message, the books are very different,” McNabb says. “Some parts are historic documentation; some parts are poetry. The Bible isn’t just a holy book, it is a rich and diverse work of literature, and when you start to learn more about it, it becomes even more beautiful.”
More information is available at http://www.christianmiddle.com.
“Does It Really Say That in the Bible?”
By Katie Hoyt McNabb
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 474 pages | ISBN 9781490843216
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 474 pages | ISBN 9781490843193
E-Book | 474 pages | ISBN 9781490843209
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Katie Hoyt McNabb graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in religious studies. She has a master’s degree in secondary education from Temple University and has taught high school English. She developed a strong background in language after studying Latin, classical Greek and biblical Hebrew, in addition to German and French. She now lives with her family near Philadelphia.
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