[How the Bible Actually Works] New Ñ Peter Enns


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    REVIEW How the Bible Actually Works [How the Bible Actually Works] New Ñ Peter Enns #harperonepartner#wisebible#howthebibleactuallyworksFor the purpose of full disclosure I received an advance free copy of this book from HarperOne as part of the launch teamI have to admit I fully expected it to be The Bible Tells Me So Part

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    REVIEW Ø FINDARTICLES.CO ´ Peter Enns [How the Bible Actually Works] New Ñ Peter Enns Peter Enns ´ 1 FREE READ Over the last couple of years there has been a profound shift that has occurred with how we understand the Bible it's applicability for our day and age and the lasting value that it continues to have Books like Rob Bell's What is the Bible? and Rachel Held Evans Inspired have sparked a renewed interested among not just those who have possibly walked away from the Bible or those who struggle with the balance of ancient

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    REVIEW Ø FINDARTICLES.CO ´ Peter Enns [How the Bible Actually Works] New Ñ Peter Enns Peter Enns ´ 1 FREE READ I’m not an expert theologian a professional writer or someone who has a significant impact on determining the course of others’ faith as in being ordained or a teacher so it was a privilege to be included in the launc

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    [How the Bible Actually Works] New Ñ Peter Enns Disclosure I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion which I always enjoy giving and frankly would have shared for free ; #HarperOnePartnerI came to this book already a fan of author Peter Enns I had already read his book The Bible Tells Me So and I subscribe to and love his podcast The Bible for Normal People with Jared Byas My prior experience with this author led me to expect very scholarly Biblical stud

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    Peter Enns ´ 1 FREE READ [How the Bible Actually Works] New Ñ Peter Enns The author’s approach of using examples from the Old Testament to demonstrate how Judaism evolved over time makes a lot of sense Well done

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    REVIEW Ø FINDARTICLES.CO ´ Peter Enns [How the Bible Actually Works] New Ñ Peter Enns Peter Enns ´ 1 FREE READ How we approach the Bible is perhaps the most critical issue facing Christianity today After decades of falling in line behind the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy people are leaving the church in droves because the tension be

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    [How the Bible Actually Works] New Ñ Peter Enns Having been raised Methodist in the Bible Belt I carried always an awareness that I read the Bible differently from many of my neighbors of the sola scriptura tradition whose various Statements of Faith insist upon the Book’s “inerrancy” and “infallibility I have also watched some Evangelical fundamentalists raised in that tradition—awakened by cognitive dissonance as they confront social issues in a postmodern world or when they

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    REVIEW How the Bible Actually Works Peter Enns ´ 1 FREE READ [How the Bible Actually Works] New Ñ Peter Enns First of all I am part of the launch team for “How the Bible Actually Works” by Pete Enns so I received an advance reader copy from HarperOne I have engaged with Pete’s work for the past few years and am a regular listener to his podcastThis book definitely achieves its goal of taking the listener through a fast pace

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    [How the Bible Actually Works] New Ñ Peter Enns The first time I bought Pete's book The Sin of Certainty I was so frightened by it I threw it away Not kidding I had to go buy it again after my heart stopped skipping beats so ka ching Pete you sold that one twice I have now read all of Pete's books and this is another gem Pete's very funny and easily accessible commentary on how

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    [How the Bible Actually Works] New Ñ Peter Enns Why We Need This NowI attend what most would call an “evangelical” church While there are lots of ways to define that for the purpose of this book’s topic my church’s statement of belief on the Bible a relatively standard evangelical one goes like this “The Bible containing 66 books of the Old and New Testaments is the infallible Word of God written under inspiration of the Holy Spirit and having sup

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REVIEW Ø FINDARTICLES.CO ´ Peter Enns

How the Bible Actually Works

FREE READ ¹ How the Bible Actually Works Controversial evangelical Bible scholar popular blogger and podcast host of The Bible for Normal People and author of The Bible Tells Me So and The Sin of Certainty explains that the Bible is not an instruction manual or rule book but a powerful learning tool that nurtures our spiritual growth by refusing to provide us with easy answers but instead forces us to acuire wisdom For many Christians the Bible is a how to manual filled with literal truths about belief about God that must be strictly followed But the Bible is not static Peter Enns argues It does not hold easy answers to the perplexing uestions and issues that confront us in our daily lives Rather the Bible is a dynamic instrum. harperonepartner wisebible howthebibleactuallyworksFor the purpose of full disclosure I received an advance free copy of this book from HarperOne as part of the launch teamI have to admit I fully expected it to be The Bible Tells Me So Part 2 I was wrong I am only a couple of chapters in but How the Bible Actually Works is about how to find the wisdom in this ancient ambiguous and diverse book that many of us grew up thinking we knew I look forward to digging further into this book As with some of Peter s earlier books I find myself actually going back to the Bible to reread certain passages and thinking how did I not see that There will be some that will be put off by the title There will be some that will leave negative reviews without reading a single page just because they feel like they re doing God s work by protecting the Bible as they interpret it Take the time to study and find out for yourself Good Behavior growth by refusing to provide us with easy answers but instead forces us to acuire wisdom For many Christians the Bible is a how to manual filled with literal truths about belief about God that must be strictly followed But the Bible is not static Peter Enns argues It does not hold easy answers to the perplexing uestions and issues that confront us in our daily lives Rather the Bible is a dynamic instrum. harperonepartner wisebible howthebibleactuallyworksFor the purpose of full disclosure I received an advance free copy of this book from HarperOne as part of the launch teamI have to admit I fully expected it to be The Bible Tells Me So Part 2 I was wrong I am only a couple of chapters in but How the Bible Actually Works is about how to find the wisdom in this ancient ambiguous and diverse book that many of us H1 Bloodstone Pass grew up thinking we knew I look forward to digging further into this book As with some of Peter s earlier books I find myself actually Bill’s Humiliation in Panties Volume 7 going back to the Bible to reread certain passages and thinking how did I not see that There will be some that will be put off by the title There will be some that will leave negative reviews without reading a single page just because they feel like they re doing God s work by protecting the Bible as they interpret it Take the time to study and find out for yourself

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FREE READ ¹ How the Bible Actually Works Ent for study that not only offers an abundance of insights but provokes us to find our own answers to spiritual uestions cultivating God’s wisdom within us“The Bible becomes a confusing mess when we expect it to function as a rulebook for faith But when we allow the Bible to determine our expectations we see that Wisdom not answers is the Bible’s true subject matter” writes Enns This distinction he points out is important because when we come to the Bible expecting it to be a textbook intended by God to give us unwavering certainty about our faith we are actually creating problems for ourselves The Bible in other words really isn’t the problem; having the wrong expectation is. Disclosure I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion which I always enjoy giving and frankly would have shared for free HarperOnePartnerI came to this book already a fan of author Peter Enns I had already read his book The Bible Tells Me So and I subscribe to and love his podcast The Bible for Normal People with Jared Byas My prior experience with this author led me to expect very scholarly Biblical study shared with dry sarcastic wit and that s exactly what this book was To be fair this book will not be for everyone in fact some will hate this book I recommend it specifically for two groups of people Those who are becoming frustrated in their spiritual journey Why would God say this and then allow that Why doesn t this work the way it s supposed to and secondly to those who have already deconstructed To those who are frustrated I would say It s not just you I grew up as a pastor s kid in a very conservative evangelical denomination and I have spent nearly my entire adult life trying to reconcile what my church says I should believe faith and what actually makes sense logic Enns earlier book The Bible Tells Me So was very instrumental in helping me to find peace in holding the two in tension It IS possible to love Jesus and still use your brain and if that s what you are trying to do this book will help you with that Enns entire premise is that the Bible is not meant to be read as a black and white rule book Instead God has given us the sacred responsibility of seeing the overarching purpose of God From the book Jesus is not about teaching correct thinking but realigning minds hearts and motivations to act well to live in harmony with the kingdom of heaven That may mean re interpreting the scriptures for our lives today Enns very thoroughly demonstrates that this re imagining of the scripture is not sacrilegious On the contrary this is how faith has always been done beginning thousands of years ago Here Enns biblical scholarship really shines through especially through his enjoyable and rampant footnotes Now some info for those who have already deconstructed This book could be housed with similar books such as What is the Bible Rob Bell Inspired Rachel Held Evans and Enns own The Bible Tells Me So all of which I have read and appreciated In comparison to What is the Bible and Inspired this book is scholarly and laid out as legal argument ie establishing incremental blocks which build his case slowly but surely I don t mean to say that How the Bible Actually Works is boring because it absolutely isn t In both his books and his podcast Enns does a remarkable job of making scholarship both accessible and enjoyable But it s definitely not as whimsical as What is the Bible nor as lovely as Inspired isIn comparison to Enns prior book The Bible Tells Me So I felt like How the Bible Actually works was hopeful and forward moving Perhaps it s because I was still at the beginning of my deconstruction when I read The Bible Tells Me So but I ended that book feeling as though something had been torn down in me while after reading How the Bible Actually Works I felt like the purpose of the Bible was revived I thoroughly enjoyed this book and definitely recommend it to all who fit into the two above categories While sharing my honest opinion I will say that there are two small things that may have detracted slightlyFirst just know Enns is an over explainer I recognize this easily because I am also an over explainer I m a classroom teacher as is Enns It didn t bother me per se but I definitely noticed it and it may bother others In my mind it s just Enns being very thorough and deliberate Second Enns gives the Old Testament a LOT of acreage in this book and not nearly as much for the New Testament I would have enjoyed expansion on this area of the book Additionally I would have loved it if Enns had included info about the formationcanonization of the Bible and how this idea of re imagination was evident through church history ie 100CE through the 20th century Those topics were outside the realm of this book though Maybe Pete could consider them for his next book TL DR Get this book

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FREE READ ¹ How the Bible Actually Works What interferes with our readingRather than considering the Bible as an ancient book weighed down with problems flaws and contradictions that must be defended by modern readers Enns offers a vision of the holy scriptures as an inspired and empowering resource to help us better understand how to live as a person of faith todayHow the Bible Actually Works makes clear that there is no one right way to read the Bible Moving us beyond the damaging idea that “being right” is the most important measure of faith Enns’s freeing approach to Bible study helps us to instead focus on pursuing enlightenment and building our relationship with God which is exactly what the Bible was designed to do. The first time I bought Pete s book The Sin of Certainty I was so frightened by it I threw it away Not kidding I had to go buy it again after my heart stopped skipping beats so ka ching Pete you sold that one twice I have now read all of Pete s books and this is another gem Pete s very funny and easily accessible commentary on how the Bible leads us to wisdom and not a list of facts we must believe is a refreshing view of Scripture My main takeaways from this journey 1 we are to love the Lord with our minds don t put your intelligence on hold to conform to some doctrine 2 uestions are nothing to be afraid of and are actually encouraged by God and 3 Jesus is so much amazing than I had been lead to believe Buy this book if you have a sense of humor are open to having your views challenged Full disclosure I received an advance copy of this book from HarperOne

  • Audiobook
  • 8
  • How the Bible Actually Works
  • Peter Enns
  • English
  • 24 August 2020
  • 9780062894816