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1–2 Kings: A 12-Week Study Paperback – March 31 2017
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This accessible study guide helps readers see God’s mercy and grace toward his people as he offers blessings instead of curses in response to their disobedience―pointing forward to the faithfulness of the Redeemer who was to come. Part of the Knowing the Bible series.
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More Books in the Knowing the Bible Series from Crossway
This Bible study series is designed to help readers better understand and apply God’s Word. Each study covers one book of the Bible over 12 weeks, making practical applications and connections between the passage and the rest of Scripture. The series is edited by J. I. Packer and Dane C. Ortlund, and includes contributions from an array of influential pastors and church leaders. Perfect for both small groups and individuals, these gospel-centered studies will help readers see and cherish the message of God’s grace found on each and every page of the Bible.
|Author||Mitchell M. Kim||Matthew R. Newkirk||Michael LeFebvre||Michael LeFebvre||Matthew H. Patton|
|Joshua||Judges||Ruth and Esther||1-2 Samuel||1-2 Kings|
|Author||Trent Hunter||Miles V. Van Pelt||Kathleen B. Nielson||Ryan Kelly||Gavin Ortlund|
|Romans||1 Corinthians||2 Corinthians||Galatians||Ephesians|
|Author||Jared C. Wilson||Jay Thomas||Dane C. Ortlund||Geoff Ziegler||Eric C. Redmond|
“This Knowing the Bible series is a tremendous resource for those wanting to study and teach the Bible with an understanding of how the gospel is woven throughout Scripture. Here are Gospel-minded pastors and scholars doing Gospel business from all the scriptures―this is a biblical and theological feast preparing God’s people to apply the entire Bible to all of life with heart and mind wholly committed to Christ’s priorities.”
―Bryan Chapell, pastor; author, Christ-Centered Preaching and Christ-Centered Worship
“Mark Twain may have smiled when he wrote to a friend, ‘I didn’t have time to write you a short letter, so I wrote you a long letter.’ But the truth of Twain’s remark remains serious and universal, because well-reasoned, compact writing requires extra time and extra hard work. And this is what we have in the Crossway Bible study series Knowing the Bible―as the skilled authors and notable editors provide the contours of each book of the Bible as well as the grand theological themes that bind them together as one Book. Here, in a 12-week format, are carefully wrought studies that will ignite the mind and the heart.”
―R. Kent Hughes, Senior Pastor Emeritus, College Church, Wheaton, Illinois
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―Philip Graham Ryken, President, Wheaton College
“These Knowing the Bible volumes introduce a significant and very welcome variation on the general run of inductive Bible studies. Such series often provide questions with little guidance, leaving students to their own devices. They thus tend to overlook the role of teaching in the church. By contrast, Knowing the Bible avoids the problem by providing substantial instruction with the questions. Knowing the Bible then goes even further by showing how any given passage connects with the gospel, the whole Bible, and Christian theology. I heartily endorse this orientation of individual books to the whole Bible and the gospel, and I applaud the demonstration that sound theology was not something invented later by Christians, but is right there in the pages of Scripture.”
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“What a gift to earnest, Bible-loving, Bible-searching believers! The organization and structure of the Bible study format presented through the Knowing the Bible series is so well conceived. Students of the Word are led to understand the content of passages through perceptive, guided questions, and they are given rich insights and application all along the way in the brief but illuminating sections that conclude each study. What potential growth in depth and breadth of understanding these studies offer. One can only pray that vast numbers of believers will discover more of God and the beauty of his Word through these rich studies.”
―Bruce A. Ware, T. Rupert and Lucille Coleman Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
About the Author
Gavin Ortlund (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) serves as senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Ojai in Ojai, California. He is the author of several books and runs the popular YouTube channel Truth Unites. Gavin and his wife, Esther, have five children.
J. I. Packer (1926–2020) served as the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College. He authored numerous books, including the classic bestseller Knowing God. Packer also served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.
Dane C. Ortlund (PhD, Wheaton College) serves as senior pastor of Naperville Presbyterian Church in Naperville, Illinois. He is the author of Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers and Deeper: Real Change for Real Sinners. Dane and his wife, Stacey, have five children.
Lane T. Dennis (PhD, Northwestern University) is the former president and CEO of Crossway. Before joining Crossway in 1974, he served as a pastor in campus ministry at the University of Michigan (Sault Ste. Marie) and as the managing director of Verlag Grosse Freude in Switzerland. He is the author and/or editor of three books, including the Gold Medallion-award-winning book Letters of Francis A. Schaeffer, and he is the former chairman of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Dennis serves as the chairman of the ESV (English Standard Version) Bible Translation Oversight Committee and as the executive editor of the ESV Study Bible. Lane and his wife, Ebeth, live in Wheaton, Illinois.
- Publisher : Crossway (March 31 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 96 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1433553708
- ISBN-13 : 978-1433553707
- Item weight : 166 g
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 0.61 x 22.86 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #911,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #302 in Old Testament (Books)
- #508 in Torah
- #1,056 in Study Bibles
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While I have read through the Bible several times, I never stopped to ponder the types of questions that come up in this series. The Gospel Glimpses, Whole Bible Connections and Theological Soundings especially bring to light aspects of the scriptures in ways that show you the connections throughout the Word and how the Holy Spirit is at work throughout.
I have seen some reviews on this series that "criticize" it for being too in-depth. I would challenge anyone who feels that way to 1. not criticize the study, because how can you when it is serving God's purpose for so many? and 2. go back and study these books again. The more you go through the Word, the more God will reveal to you. Even if you just use these study guides as reference material, they are worth the purchase price.