Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Bible Savvy Series: A Review

About The Books:

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.

About The Author:
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 Review:
Whether you have been a Christian for many years like I have, or are relatively new to the journey of being a disciple of Christ, The Bible Savvy Series is the perfect addition to your Bible Study arsenal of resources. 
The series covers the entire Bible and how to study it, how to apply it to your life and share your faith. It is done in an easy to read, quick read, personal manner. It is light-hearted throughout but serious when necessary. This would be a perfect series for youth and college aged small groups, but also for adults too! 
The discussion questions at the end of each chapter allow the reader to dig as deep as you feel comfortable. While the book is very simply written, you can use other resources to delve deeper into God's word for sure. Even though I have studied the Bible for many years, and even went to Bible College, I found myself learning many new things through this series and have much underlining in my Bible and note taking to prove it! 
Foundations was my favorite book of the series, and I hope to pass this series on to my church to add to their resource library!
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase The Bible Savvy Series at your favorite bookseller from Moody Publishers. It is also available from Amazon.
***I received a complimentary copy of this series, courtesy of Moody Publishers, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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