Every time we read the Bible, we're reading in the presence of God. How should this incredible truth shape how we read?
Moving quickly from principle to practice, Vern Poythress helps us rethink how we interpret the Bible by showing us the implications of entering into God's presence as we study. This handbook outlines distinct steps for practicing faithful biblical interpretation by focusing on our fellowship with the God who speaks to us through His Word.
"Reading the Word of God in the Presence of God does two very hard things very well. First, it guides a spectrum of readers from an introductory listening to God speaking in Scripture into deeper explorations of the Word's multifaceted witness to Christ. Second, this book exemplifies a radical, refreshing alternative to mainstream methods of biblical interpretation - an approach controlled at every point by the Bible's claim to be the very Word of the ever-living, ever-present God."?
- Dennis E. Johnson, Professor of Practical Theology, Westminster Seminary, California