The Bible consists of sixty-six books that differ in narrator, context and life lesson imparted by God: no wonder it can be a daunting task for people to read and learn of the Bible’s value. Author Steve Langford offers readers an insightful resource to assist in comprehending the Bible’s various texts in his new book, Why the Bible is So Hard to Understand…and tips to understand it. Steve dissects the Bible from spiritual, historical and literal perspectives, creating steps and viewpoints to use for interpreting the scriptures and learning of the Bible’s historical context. He also encourages readers to challenge their held beliefs of the Christian faith and realize the dual nature of scripture: human and divine. The hope is for readers to grasp the foundational truths of the Bible, experiencing spiritual transformation as they follow Jesus and uncover more of the character of God in today’s fallen world.
Most of us have had the experience of thinking of what to say after-the-fact or of wishing we had said something differently. Of course, most of us do not have the opportunity to go back and say it all over again. Thankfully, I do have that opportunity in the form of this revision and expansion. This revised edition presents the message of the original book, along with additional thinking, in a different, more user-friendly form. I trust this revised edition will make the book easier to digest and, thereby, easier to apply the truths it presents.