Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Bible Savvy Series

9780802494047Bible Savvy
Writte by James L. Nicodem
Published at Moody Publishers

About the series

Made up of four individual volumes (Epic, Foundation, Context, and Walk), Bible Savvy is a foundational resource for those wanting to better understand the Bible. From the whole storyline of the Bible to personal application and how to live it, this set of four accessible books is an ideal resource for small groups, Sunday school classes, youth groups, and individuals seeking to increase their breadth of knowledge about God's word.

Epic: The Storyline of the Bible unveils the single theme that ties all the various parts of scripture together: redemption.

Foundation: The Trustworthiness of the Bible explains that the Bible is God's book, not merely man made, and why it can be wholly trusted.

Context: How to Understand the Bible shows readers how to read the different parts of the Bible as they were meant to be read and how they fit together.

Walk: How to Apply the Bible helps readers put their greater understanding of the text into practice and how to draw real-life applications from it.

Who is James Nicodem?

JIM NICODEM has been the senior pastor of Christ Community Church since its start in 1984. Beginning with a group of six families, the church has grown to over five thousand people at four campuses. A significant focus on reaching spiritual seekers has resulted in scores of new believers being baptized each year.Born and raised in the Midwest, Jim did his schooling in Biblical studies (BA/Wheaton College; MDiv, DMin/Trinity Evangelical Divinity School). In keeping with Christ Community Church's mission to make passionate disciples of Jesus Christ, Jim loves to mentor others in prayer and the study of God's Word. With that goal in mind, he has authored Prayer Coach: For All Who Want to Get Off the Bench and Onto the Praying Field (2008) and the four-book Bible Savvy series (2013).Jim and his wife, Sue, have been married for more than thirty years and have three grown children. Jim enjoys biking, hiking and kayaking for recreation. He loves to hang out in Chicago, where he can watch the Cubs play (no better park than Wrigley) or listen to the world-class Symphony Orchestra. The local Starbucks also sees a lot of Jim, accompanied by books (mostly biographies) or friends.

My Thoughts

These books are apparently great for new believers and old ones too.   However, the more I discover them I personally find that these are great for new believers and youth.    There are probably a few things I can personally learn from these but at this point in my life I sense that God wants me to spend my time discovering him as my Father in Heaven – the one who always loves me no matter what.

However, I can say that I like the idea of having a series of four books helping younger Christians to possess a foundation that is solid as they advance in life.    Each chapter of the books is quickly followed by a study guide that will help the reader to deepen his understanding and apply the knowledge gleaned in his/her own life.

I also like the fact that the author has split the information in four volumes – one guiding the reader through the various books of the Bible, one  helping the reader to determine the reliability of the Bible, one to help understand the Bible and finally one that will highlight how to apply the Bible in your life.   Essentially, I think these books would make a great gift for anyone you know who has become a new believer or for youth to help them grasp a better understanding of the Bible and God himself.

The Bible Savvy Series is available for purchase at your favourite bookstore, even amazon.ca and amazon.com.


It is also available on Kindle.

Disclaimer: Thanks to Moody Publisher for sending me the featured product for review purpose. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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