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How to Read the Bible Through the Jesus Lens by Michael Williams


There are many tools available for studying scripture. Many books discuss in great detail the culture or the literary style of the biblical books. This book is a “guide to Christ-focused reading of scripture.” It has a simple format and the chapters are very short. The aim is to see Christ in and through the entire Bible. Sometimes that is very explicit. At other times it is implicit. Michael Williams has put together a useful guide to help us along the way.

The chapters start with a theme for the specific book of the Bible. This theme is pronounced in a box as to be easily identified. The paragraph before and after the box help to flesh out the theme. We are then given a memory passage that ties into the theme. The next section is called “the Jesus lens”. This ties in with the theme as well telling us how Jesus is either the fulfillment of or how He accomplishes the theme. Contemporary Implications is the next section and it tells us why the theme matters today. Finally, we have a section called “Hook Questions”. These questions are designed to help us apply the theme to our own life.

I recommend this book as a companion to one’s Bible reading. It will help you see Christ as He is revealed in all of scripture. This tool is a welcome addition to the many tools that are helping in the area of Bible literacy.

This book was provided to me by Zondervan for the purpose of review.

  • Paperback: 288 Pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310331650
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