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Understanding Your Bible in 15 Minutes a Day [Kindle Edition]

Daryl Aaron
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Short, Friendly Beginner's Guide to the Bible

The Bible can be overwhelming. For those unfamiliar with this huge and ancient book, it's hard to even know where to begin. These short, digestible readings answer questions about where the Bible came from, what it's about, and why it matters. Daryl Aaron blends the knowledge of a college professor with the friendly, welcoming tone of a pastor. Broken into forty small chapters, this book is perfect for those who want quick and clear answers to their questions.

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A Clear and Friendly Guide to the Bible--That Fits Your Busy Life

The Bible can feel overwhelming at times. What parts should you read first? How can you understand it? What does it mean for your life? Meanwhile, most books about the Bible are time- consuming, leaving you without much time to read the Bible itself.

In Understanding Your Bible in 15 Minutes a Day, Bible professor and former pastor Daryl Aaron answers your most important questions about the bestselling book in history. Broken into topical readings, you can read systematically from the beginning, or pick and choose topics of interest. Each reading is brief, engaging, and easy to understand. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned reader of the Bible, in just minutes a day you'll soon have a better understanding of the Scriptures.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1401 KB
  • Print Length: 196 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0764209620
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (Feb. 1 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006K1MYAW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #63,853 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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This very handy to me to have something to read as my personal interest. I highly recommend this book to Christian brethren. Blessings
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5.0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive grounding in the Word of God and how it applies to our lives! April 3 2014
By Richard and Liz - Published on
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"Why would anyone want to read the Bible?" Why wouldn't you, when it contains truth and life?!

OK, let's admit it, sometimes the Bible can be a little daunting. The author makes it very clear that this book is not designed as a substitute for reading the Bible. This book is written in a way to help you get the most out of your Bible reading. Divided in to forty chapters of approx. 15 minutes each, this book will provide answers to many, many questions. Reading this book will give you a good grounding in the Christian faith - a solid foundation.

What are some examples of questions answered in this book? (To list all forty would make this an essay, not a review!)

Where in the Bible can I learn ( and teach others) how to be saved? This is an excellent chapter discussing:
i)The Intention - How God originally created humans and the close, intimate relationship He wanted with us.
ii)The Problem (The Fall) The author describes us to be "like carnival mirrors that reflect a distorted and twisted image.
iii)The Solution - God is just which means He is fair and has to deal rightly with sinful people. However He also loves us and that is why He sent Jesus to die on the cross for us. All we have to do is accept His free gift by believing/trusting in Him.
iv)The Result - Believing, trusting and relying on Jesus sets us free from the power of sin. Does that we will never sin? No, but now we live to please God and are able not to sin.

The historical books of the Bible are Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1&2 Samuel, 1&2 Kings, 1&2 Chronicles. Chapter 10 explains what you will find in these books. At the end of this chapter the author makes note of the final books of history - Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther.

What happened between the Old and New Testaments i.e. the 400 silent years? Find out in Chapter 13.

A very detailed look at the different New Testament segments - Gospels, Acts, Epistles etc. Revelation has it own chapter and although the author admits that is it a difficult book to understand, he also says "...the main theme is crystal clear: God will be victorious over all that opposes him (sin, sinners, Satan) through Jesus Christ..."

Ever wondered what the Canon means? Chapter 21 will help you understand.

In Chapters 26 thru 28, we are presented with the evidence that the Bible is the Word of God.

A good question is answered in Chapter 35: Are we expected to obey the laws of the Old Testament.? Chapter 36 helps us know where to learn about how God wants us to live.

Chapter 38 - What about memorizing scripture? How important is it? Psalms 119:11 says, "I have hidden your word in my heart so that I might not sin against you." Eleven practical suggestions are given for memorizing Bible verses and then in the following chapter we are given 7 basic principles on how to meditate on God's word.

After each chapter there is a fun fact, a few of which are:
Many of the best sellers today are self-help books but do you know the bestseller of all time? The Bible! The Bible is not a self-help book. It teaches us that we cannot help ourselves, only God can!
Did you know that the Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth, at 1300 feet below sea level?
The Sadducees only accepted the first five books of the Old Testament and rejected the rest!
The earliest list of all 27 books of the New Testament Canon is in AD367!

Excellent book :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening & Easy-to-Read all in one Aug. 11 2012
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What a breath of fresh air to find a book that so clearly and unpretentiously presents ways for the "common Christian" to better understand God's Truth! The chapters are perfectly bite-sized for those of us who are looking to cherish God more through the reading of His Word. Dr. Daryl Aaron has skillfully and discerningly taken 30+ years of theological study, including four graduate degrees in the field, and handcrafted a product that lends itself to a wide audience. Whether you are new in your faith or a long-time believer in Christ, this guide will expound innumerable Biblical contexts which will make reading the Scriptures a new & enlightening experience every time! I highly recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WORTHWHILE 15 minutes of UNDERSTANDING YOUR BIBLE April 2 2014
By Joan Richmond - Published on
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I would recommend reading this book to everyone who would like an easy to understand explanation of many of the events & verses of the BIBLE.....I definitely spent more than 15 minutes a day was so interesting that I would want to
keep reading until I finished it way ahead of time.....hope you will take a little time to read it soon!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Immediately Convinces to Read the Bible May 22 2014
By Boston Geek - Published on
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After reading this book I immediately wanted to study the passages of the Bible. Charles Spurgeon books are a good way to start studying passages if you need hand holding like I do. Otherwise, this book is very convincing that any amount of studying the Bible should be done daily. Highly recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Resource for Understanding his Word April 8 2012
By Mary, Portland Oregon - Published on
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I have walked closely with GOD for the past 40 years of my like, and still some passages in our Bible was confusing to me.
Since purchasing this book from Amazon,I have been able to understand what was confusing me before.
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