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The Bible From Scratch: The New Testament for Beginners
by Donald L. Griggs
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Reviewed by: John L. Hoh, Jr.

Often in churches we assume many people know basic things about the Bible. Sometimes I make assumptions about what people know-only to be met with quizzical looks. The eye-opener came when a Lutheran day school teacher asked who Esther was and what she did. Wow!

Statistics also reveal that more and more Americans have very little to no church exposure. This means they also know very little about the Bible and what is contained within that book. Do you know what this means? I'm guessing we have a ton of people who do not know what the four Gospels are!

This book is the "Christianity Remedial Course." It is a very basic overview of the New Testament. It begins with a summary of the Bible's layout-you know, the books contained within, their order, and abbreviations used for the various books.

Then separate chapters focus on each of the Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the epistles, and Revelation. These chapters give very brief information about these writings and what they mean, a very basic isogogical study of the New Testament.

The book has two parts-a Participant's Guide and a Leader's Guide. The Participant's guide has places for notes as well as thought questions about the content. The Leader's Guide offers tips for Bible study leaders to use this book and gently lead people into their Bibles.

This is a book long overdue and should be used in any church with outreach to the unchurched.

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