The How-To Book Of The Bible – Everything You Need To KNow But No One Ever Taught You
Karl A. Schultz
Perhaps you know very little about the Bible … or enough to realize there's so much more to discover! Maybe your previous attempts to read the Bible have not been fruitful, and you don't get much out of the readings at Mass. You observe the role the Bible plays in the lives of others and feel that you're missing something.
The How-To Book of the Bible, by Karl A. Schultz, is your key to unlocking this treasure. Unlike other Bible-related books, this one not only introduces you to the Scriptures but also helps you develop a deep, fulfilling, and lasting bond with the Bible.
In this complete guide you receive:
- Guidance on breaking the Bible into manageable parts.
- Examples of the Bible's pervasive presence within the Church.
- An explanation of the divine inspiration of the Bible in light of its human authorship.
- A Catholic approach to the Bible, with its dynamic understanding of God's Word.
- Step-by-step guidelines on reading, meditating, praying, contemplating, and applying the Bible, both by yourself and with others.
- Background on eras, events, peoples, sections, books, and passages of the Bible.
Discover how to:
- Distinguish between Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, and Jewish Bibles.
- Choose a Bible with a translation and format that meets your individual needs.
- Develop a customized reading plan.
- Make sense of puzzling passages.
- Recognize levels of meaning in the Bible and in your life.
- Read each Gospel with greater appreciation of its uniqueness.
- Interpret the Book of Revelation properly and personally.
- Read the Old Testament prudently and in its context.
- Pray and live the Psalms.
Imprimatur: John M. D'Arcy, Bishop of Ft. Wayne-South Bend, June 3, 2004
Section One: How to Read the Bible
- Chapter One: The Contents of the Bible
- Chapter Two: The Word of God
- Chapter Three: The Human Development of the Bible
- Chapter Four: How to Select a Bible Translation
- Chapter Five: How to Develop a Bible-Reading Plan
- Chapter Six: How to Read the Bible Holistically
- Chapter Seven: How to Apply Lectio Divina to Life, Groups, and Art
- Chapter Eight: How to Recognize Levels of Meaning in the Bible and Life
Section Two: How to Read the New Testament
- Chapter Nine: Introducing the New Testament
- Chapter Ten: How to Read Mark, the Gospel of the Cross
- Chapter Eleven: How to Read Matthew, the Gospel of the Church
- Chapter Twelve: How to Read the Gospel of the Spirit: Luke and Acts of the Apostles
- Chapter Thirteen: How to Read the Contemplative Gospel and Letters of John
- Chapter Fourteen: How to Interpret and Apply the Passion Narratives
- Chapter Fifteen: How to Contemplate the Resurrection Narratives
- Chapter Sixteen: How to Read and Experience the Letters of St. Paul
- Chapter Seventeen: How to Read and Persevere With the Letter to the Hebrews
- Chapter Eighteen: How to Read and Apply the Catholic Epistles
- Chapter Nineteen: How to Read and Understand the Book of Revelation
Section Three: How to Read the Old Testament
- Chapter Twenty: The Context of the Old Testament
- Chapter Twenty-One: How to Read and Receive the Pentateuch
- Chapter Twenty-Two: How to Pray and Live the Psalms
- Chapter Twenty-Three: How to Read and Relate to the Historical Books
- Chapter Twenty-Four: How to Read the Wisdom Books and Wise Up
- Chapter Twenty-Five: How to Read and Heed the Prophetic Books
- Chapter Twenty-Six: How to Bring the Bible to Life: Reading the Signs of the Times