(re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World

(re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World

by Brian D. Russell

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Overview

How do we communicate the message of the Scriptures in our twenty-first-century, post-Christian context? (re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World answers this question by presenting the Scriptures through the lens of mission and by teaching a method for reading Scripture with a missional hermeneutic. The biblical story seeks to convert us to its perspective and to transform its readers and hearers into God's missional community that exists to reflect and embody God's character to/for/in the world. Ready to revolutionize your reading of the Bible and expand your ability to unleash the Scriptures in your context? (re)Aligning with God will give you rich content and practical tools to become a profound, inspiring, and confident reader of the Bible for all who are seeking to hear its good news.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498274159
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 12/22/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 204
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Brian D. Russell (Ph.D) is Dean of the School of Urban Ministries and Professor of Biblical Studies on the Florida-Dunnam campus of Asbury Theological Seminary. He is passionate about the intersection of mission and the Bible. He is the author of The Song of the Sea: The Date of Composition and Significance of Exodus 15:1-21 (2007). Connect with him on his blog: missionalhermeneutics.blogspot.com.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1 Scripture and Conversion

Part 1 (re)Engaging God's Story

2 The Old Testament Story: Creation, Fall, and Israel

3 The Old Testament Story: Israel's Life in the Land, Prophets, and Writings

4 The New Testament Story: Jesus the Messiah, the Mission of the Church, New Creation

Part 2 Learning to Speak Human: Reading the Bible for All People

5 Learning to Speak Human: Methodology and Missional Hermeneutics

6 Reading the Old and New Testament Missionally: Jonah and Philippians

Part 3 Aligning Our Communities

7 Unleashing the Biblical Narrative: Implementing a Missional Hermeneutic in Our Communities of Faith

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