Book Review

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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CRITICAL BOOK REVIEW: HOW TO READ THE BIBLE FOR ALL IT’S WORTH SUBMITTED TO DR. LEO PACER IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR NBST 652 HERMENEUTICS LIBERTY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY BY TONI ROMERO STUDENT ID: 23222467 JUNE 3, 2012 Introduction Reading and understanding the Bible is the desire of every Christian. How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart will do just that. It was first published in 1981 and has sold over half a million copies. The book covers everything from translation to the different genres of biblical writing, and is used all around the world to help accurately understand the different parts of the Bible, their meanings for ancient audiences and implications for modern day audiences (Fee, back cover). Dr. Fee is the author of many books and is Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. Fee is a strong supporter of gender equality in biblical translation and serves on the Board of Reference of Christians for Biblical Equality. Dr. Stuart is currently Professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he has served since 1971. Dr. Stuart attended Yale Divinity School before graduating with the Ph.D. from Harvard University. Stuart is also one of two pastors of serving Linebrook Church in Ipswich, MA handling most of the preaching duties. The two men served on the faculty of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary together until Fee’s departure for Regent College in 1986 (Sanchez). Summary and Analysis The beginning of the book brings to light the need for interpretation and having a good translation to help in understanding the scripture. The problem, according to the authors is not a lack of understanding but the fact

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