Monday, March 21, 2011

Deeper into the Word---Book Review

Did you know that the word afraid appears 35 times in the New Testament.  And that the word fear appears 83 times.  And that each time either word is mentioned it is connected with the words 'do not' . 
Just reading these lines kind of makes me think of a trivia game.  But reading this book wasn't like learning trivia.  The author says it is 'like a shovel to help you dig deeper, or a light to help you see better.' (page 11).
There really are 100 words described and discussed. Some words are: afraid, annoint, cross, friend and many more.    The author took great care in studying the original Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic words.  As well as studying the historical and cultural contexts to provide the reader with lots of detail and information.  Included in the book is an Appendix of Helpful Websites and a Greek word index.
From the back cover:

A Fresh Look at the Words Within the Word
Words matter. God cares about them and so should we. Going a little deeper into the Bible's words can make an old passage new again, enriching your understanding of God's message to his children. Why was this word chosen rather than that one? What does it imply in its original language that you can't see in English? And without knowing Greek, how can you learn to explore the details of God's Word for yourself?

Keri Wyatt Kent provides a fresh encounter with the most important words of the New Testament. Deeper Into the Word can be used as a daily devotional or as an easy-to-use reference tool. Either way, you'll find yourself excited by the wonders of God's amazing Word.

Here's the info. from the publishers site...
Price: $13.99

ISBN: 978-0-7642-0842-3
ISBN-10: 0-7642-0842-X
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
Number of pages: 256
Publication Date: Jan. 11
Formats: Paperback

To purchase from the publisher click here.  Or you can purchase at Amazon.  Click here.
I really enjoyed this book.  It is a great study tool.  But it is also just fun to sit and read it or it would be great for a daily devotional.  I think it is simple enough to read for an older child or teenager as well as an adult.  It would make a great gift too. 

I received this book from Bethany House as part of thier blogger review program.  The FCC rules have been followed.  I was not asked to write a positive review. 

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