But there are no spanners or trowels here. These tools are rather a means of getting to the bottom of any Bible passage and discovering its true meaning.
Listening to God speak to us through the Bible is like picking up a telephone and hearing your Creator at the other end of the line. It should be exciting, life-changing even. But sometimes it seems more like a long-distance call, with static on the line, and it's hard to make out what our Father is saying. Maybe our own interpretation is such guesswork that we're in danger of putting words into God's mouth.
The passionate aim of this book is that it should help you to 'correctly handle the word of truth' (2 Timothy 2:15) so that you will experience God's clear guidance in your life, come to know him better and grow to love him more. Our prayer is that your Bible reading will never be the same again.
Commendations"An excellent user-friendly set of principles to help the Bible reader understand its message with increasing confidence and relevance." David Jackman, President, The Proclamation Trust
"You don't have to be an intellectual to understand the Bible. Obedience to what is clear is often the key to understanding what is at first reading unclear. I pray that this tool kit will encourage more Christians to approach the Bible with renewed vigour." John Chapman, Australian evangelist
"I like this book. In fact, I think we'll start using it at our church." Mark Dever, Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington DC, and Director, 9marks.org