Is it possible to understand what the Bible says? Is it reasonable to believe that anyone can enjoy reading the Bible, given that it was written so long ago? If you’ve ever been frustrated by the structure or wording of the Bible or overwhelmed by its length and diversity, there’s help for you. This help doesn’t involve reading a large portion of Scripture every day for an entire year.
Mike Tune’s book Reading the Bible Without Getting Lost is broken up into seven sections. The first five are Tune’s recommendations for how to interpret Scripture, how to study it, and other hints for understanding it.
The remaining two sections are the longest to get through and they’re the most memorable. They’re sections six and seven, breakdowns of the Old and New Testaments. Tune doesn’t give just an overview of what happens in these halves of the Bible. He gives a sort of CliffsNotes overview of each book of the Bible summarizing the important points of each book while also tying in relevant points of previous books.
Reading the Bible Without Getting Lost is outstanding for many reasons. A seeker-sensitive church may find it useful for those investigating Christianity. The book could make a great group Bible study material for any church because it touches on the entire Bible, not just one portion, and Tune gives just enough opinion to open the door to get individuals thinking about whether or not they share his view. For individuals, this book is a reference to enable the individual to open the Bible and find answers on their own.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from ACU Press/Leafwood Publishers as part of their ACU Press Bookclub Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”