Hearing Scripture’s Voice, Applying It’s Truth
– Herbert W. Bateman IV. Kregel.
|Dozens of books have been written in the last few years on the subject of worship. Bateman serves as General Editor for a variety of themes. The book has three sections: God: The Object of our Worship; Music: Expressions of our Worship; Symbols: Images of our Worship. The book is a collection of four plenary papers presented at the 46th Annual Midwest Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society on the subject of “The Worshiping Church.” One reviewer writes, ‘Both substantial and accessible. This book will surely engage not only the minds but the hearts of seminary students and pastors everywhere.’
Gramercy books, has several books on leadership you might find interesting. Leadership Lessons of Ulysses S. Grant or Leadership Lessons of Robert E. Lee are both written to show the reader the leadership values, styles and thoughts of these famous Civil War leaders. Filled with great quotes and thoughts to supplement any study you might be doing on leadership.
Opening The Door- Tools For Leading An Evangelistic Bible Study, Ron Bennett and Larry Glabe, NAVPRESS. Opening The Door is an excellent tool for any ministry. The publisher’s claims are right on target. The tips and strategies are accurate for the unchurched climate today. The study developed in Opening The Door, is perfect for the seeker, the disciple and the teacher. Several components like the glossary page and the leader preparation pages make this resource a “must use” discipleship tool.
Review by Section
The Challenge: The Challenge is accurately stated and scripturally based. The analogy used is inspiring to those looking to reach and teach God’s Word to a lost and dying world. This is an excellent tool to put in the hands of lay leaders.
The Leader’s Guide helps the teacher develop a concise and thorough study without loading down the teacher or the learner. There are eight evaluations of each passage ranging from the identification of main characters to the life implications of the passage. The planning component includes the importance of praying and ideas for versatility in using the study in different environments.
Leader Preparation Materials
The Leader Preparation Materials section contains charts suitable to organize teaching for anyone on any level. The permission to photo copy the material is a great help and makes the tool even more efficient.
The Discovery Guides are well arranged and provide a complete study without overwhelming the learner. The Biblical text is included at the beginning of each section along with ample space for writing in answers, background information on the passage of scripture and a glossary of terms used in the text.
Opening The Door is a valuable tool that should be employed in various aspects of ministries. Apartment Bible Studies is one place that seems to be a perfect fit for this great, or even work place Bible studies. To get all the ideas and strategies on using such a tool get Opening the Door today and get before God about where and when it can be used.
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