Knowing Your Bible: An Introductory Survey for the Everyday Christian (edited by Calvin L. Smith and David L. Williams) is the first of a series of volumes published by KEDS designed to equip the everyday Christian with a comprehensive and detailed knowledge and understanding of the Christian Scriptures. 

This first Knowing Your Bible volume provides the reader with an introductory survey of the nature, origins and transmission of the Bible, history and worlds of the Old and New Testaments, biblical interpretation, Christian doctrine and historically controversial issues, and biblical prophecy. It is written in a straightforward and accessible style by contributors tutoring at King’s Evangelical Divinity School. 

This book serves as the set introductory text to King’s Evangelical Divinity School’s successful eight-module Knowing Your Bible series, available for study online. It is included in the first courseware pack for all new KYB applicants (for further information select Courses from the above drop-down menu). However, the book is also designed as a stand-alone study resource for the everyday Christian, whether or not they are enrolled on the Knowing Your Bible course, and is available for purchase via KEDS’ online shop (see link above).
In the Introduction the editors write: 

For the Christian the Bible represents the central basis of faith. What he or she believes, everything known about God - His eternal plan, His will for their life, Christian theology and doctrine – is based upon one’s knowledge and understanding of the Bible and how God reveals Himself through His word. Clearly, then, the more the believer knows and understands the Bible, the more fruitful they will become in their Christian walk.

As the book’s editors we have sought to construct a book that the everyday Christian will find helpful, practical and illuminating. With this in mind we have thought carefully about its practical outworking and accessibility, working closely with the knowledgeable contributors to produce a volume that is accessible. We trust and pray the reader will find this volume a valuable addition to their Christian library and would encourage you to look out for the future volumes delving into some of these issues in greater depth. 


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