The Bible is the written Word of God, and it is treasured by many. But it is also an ancient book about people and cultures very different than us. Thus, while we know we should read it, many of us have a hard time understanding the Bible. In this updated edition of R. C. Sproul helps us dig out the meaning of Scripture for ourselves. The author says, "The theme of this book is not how to the Bible but how to the Bible." He presents in simple, basic terms a commonsense approach to studying Scripture and gives eleven practical guidelines for biblical interpretation and applying what we learn. With a minimum of technical jargon, Sproul tackles some of the knotty questions regarding differences of interpreting the Bible, including is a basic book for both beginning Bible readers and experienced students of Scripture.