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1.1 Bible Reading Studying It has been a long time since I read Fee and Stuart s excellent How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, but this book is written in very much the same vein it in fact quotes from Fee and Stuart quite extensively Since it has been so long I can hardly remember enough to compare the two, but in my mind Fee and Stuart set the standard here so much so that a book like this has to struggle to justify its existence.That being said, I liked it a lot, and the author is careful to point out areas whe It has been a long time since I read Fee and Stuart s excellent How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, but this book is written in very much the same vein it in fact quotes from Fee and Stuart quite extensively Since it has been so long I can hardly remember enough to compare the two, but in my mind Fee and Stuart set the standard here so much so that a book like this has to struggle to justify its existence.That being said, I liked it a lot, and the author is careful to point out areas where he disagrees with Fee and Stuart in the way he approaches certain genres If you re looking for a good overview of Biblical interpretation for a layperson, you could do a lot worse than to read this book It gives good summaries of the major genres present in the Bible and does a nice job framing the approach to each with a set of questions to ask yourself as you are reading #Download Book ⚢ Playing with Fire: How the Bible Ignites Change in Your Soul á Bible scholar Walt Russell insists that when we study the Scriptures properly, it is like playing with fire a fire that can ignite dramatic change in our souls With an intelligent, engaging style, Russell puts the tools in your hands that enable you to study different styles of biblical writing in depth And this fuller understanding of God s Word unleashes a heart transforming power that burns away your defenses like fire, bringing radical change to your life Russell insists that the Holy Spirit will not demean our God given responsibility as interpreters of the Bible by doing the interpretive work for us In other words, reading the Bible takes effort There are degrees of effort according to genre, yet the work of understanding primarily lies with the reader The Holy Spirit will, however, enable us to grasp the significance of what we are reading, accept it as truth and apply its message in our lives Russell instructs how to read the Bible Russell insists that the Holy Spirit will not demean our God given responsibility as interpreters of the Bible by doing the interpretive work for us In other words, reading the Bible takes effort There are degrees of effort according to genre, yet the work of understanding primarily lies with the reader The Holy Spirit will, however, enable us to grasp the significance of what we are reading, accept it as truth and apply its message in our lives Russell instructs how to read the Bible top down rather than bottom up beginning with a book s genre down to particular paragraphs or verses rather than isolating verses or passages from their surrounding context Not only does he emphasize the author s original meaning of the text as opposed to reader supplied meaning , he also points out the author s intended application, while allowing contemporary applications in the lives of believers as long as they do not violate the boundaries of the original application A good, basic introduction to the field Biblical Hermeneutics, with helpful and necessary sections discussing the role of scripture in our own personal, spiritual formation I would have liked to seeabout the role of hermeneutics in the Church and a greater survey of the field of hermeneutics as a whole as this leans heavily toward a grammatical historical interpretation of scripture, and a moderately progressive dispensational eschatology To compensate for this lack, students should r A good, basic introduction to the field Biblical Hermeneutics, with helpful and necessary sections discussing the role of scripture in our own personal, spiritual formation I would have liked to seeabout the role of hermeneutics in the Church and a greater survey of the field of hermeneutics as a whole as this leans heavily toward a grammatical historical interpretation of scripture, and a moderately progressive dispensational eschatology To compensate for this lack, students should read Biblical Hermeneutics Five Views, edited by Stanley Porter and Beth Stovell very academic but one should read something academic in theology if one is going to be pursuing the Faith Russell explains approaches and perspective to reading the Bible based on the historical context and the genre of the books I ve never approached the Bible with this mindset And as a literature major it make sense to me Don t we expect different purposes and elements from different genres of texts Hence to approach some of the narratives in the Old Testament, one would look for how very academic but one should read something academic in theology if one is going to be pursuing the Faith Russell explains approaches and perspective to reading the Bible based on the historical context and the genre of the books I ve never approached the Bible with this mindset And as a literature major it make sense to me Don t we expect different purposes and elements from different genres of texts Hence to approach some of the narratives in the Old Testament, one would look for how God is the Hero whereas in the New Testament, we can ask, How is Jesus shown proven as the Messiah More importantly, reading this book deepened my sincere desire todiscover and be transformed by the power of His Word Russell does not give as much consideration to the interpretations of scripture that are found through out church history, this is at times the strength of playing with fire at at time its weakness Though this book is an excellent place to start in learning how to read scripture, and fight against a culturally relativistic reading of the bible. Very good at bringing together Bible study and spiritual formation. A good introductory book to hermeneutics and a reading of the Bible that is sensitive to the distinctive genres of each book. An excellent and understandable book on how to interpret the Bible Written by Walt Russell from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, the book is a balanced approach to hermeneutics written with the layperson undergraduate in mind He is brief when possible, but expands on issues when he needs to.I appreciated his relevant illustrations from the classroom, his personal life, church ministry and life in general Russell is clear and challenges many ill conceived notions of modern Americ An excellent and understandable book on how to interpret the Bible Written by Walt Russell from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, the book is a balanced approach to hermeneutics written with the layperson undergraduate in mind He is brief when possible, but expands on issues when he needs to.I appreciated his relevant illustrations from the classroom, his personal life, church ministry and life in general Russell is clear and challenges many ill conceived notions of modern American interpretation He uses familiar biblical texts as examples for putting his principles into practice David and Goliath is used to show the shallowness of much preaching on the subject Psalm 8 is analyzed and interpreted.Russell s whole point is to fit this book squarely into the NavPress Spiritual Formation series it is a part of The subtitle of the book shows his intention is not just to produce smart Christians, but changed Christians Understanding the Bible will lead to changed lives through the power of the Holy Spirit.Our church is going to do an all church Sunday School class this fall based on the book I would recommend the book to any person who wants to know how to approach, read and apply the Bible better.The only downsides are endnotes I hate endnotes and some shying away from digging a little bit deeper into specifics of application