Book Review: Searching the Scriptures: Find the Nourishment Your Soul Needs, by Charles R. Swindoll
Pastor and author Chuck Swindoll has spent his life studying and teaching the Scriptures. In his latest book, Searching the Scriptures: Find the Nourishment Your Soul Needs, Swindoll strives to pass the baton to a new generation of Bible students. He tries to communicate everything he knows about Bible study in a very easy to understand and practice approach.
Throughout the book, the author uses the metaphor or eating. In the same way that eating an unbalanced diet, consuming too many sweets or fast foods, or skipping meals altogether will lead to poor health, so neglecting a healthy spiritual diet of Bible will lead to spiritual malnourishment.
The first section of the book focusing on finding the food. Swindoll explains the basic story of the Bible, how the different sections and books fit together, and how the Bible transforms our lives. The second section explains how to prepare the meal. He explains the principles of observation, interpretation, correlation, and application. The third section describes how to serve the meal by preparing and delivering a lesson.
Following each chapter, the author includes a section entitled, Your turn in the kitchen, in which he gives questions to answer, ideas to consider, and exercises to practice. This makes the book even stronger by helping the reader practice what they have learned.
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