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Adventuring Through the Bible

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ISBN13: 9780929239989
ISBN10: 0929239989
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IN HIS ADVENTURE THROUGH THE BIBLE, Ray Stedman brings the Old and New Testaments together in a unique and captivating way to help you understand how all parts of God’s Word fit together. With Stedman’s guidance you’ll learn to view the Bible as a surprisingly accessible reference for Christlike living and a life-changing expression of God’s love. Stedman masterfully integrates, cross-references, and connects each book of the Old and New Testaments so that you can understand and use the wisdom of the entire Bible. His entertaining stories and anecdotes bring biblical principles to life and verify God’s consistent involvement in human history, including yours.

• Offers a panoramic overview of the entire Bible, providing a valuable context for personal understanding and an application of every book in the Old and New Testaments.

• Presents clearly and concisely the theme and lessons of each book.

• Provides summary outlines for all 66 books of the Bible.

• Includes text summaries and icons in the margins to alert you to key personalities, themes, verses, and applications.

• Features commentary, personal stories, and historical anecdotes that make Scripture accessible and useful in a readable and entertaining way.

• Promotes spiritual growth by offering knowledge and insight you won’t find in any other reference work.



In his adventure through the Bible, Ray Stedman brings the Old and New Testaments together in a unique and captivating way to help you understand how all parts of God's Word fit together.


The Old and New Testaments come together in a unique and captivating way to show how all parts of God's Word fit together.

About the Author

Dr. Ray C. Stedman (1917-1992) grew up in the rugged cowboy country of Montana. Abandoned by his father when he was a young boy and emotionally cut-off from his mother, Ray had a ruggedly independent upbringing. Yet, through faith, he matured into one the great pastors, expositors, and spiritual leaders of the twentieth century. Today’s church is filled with pastors and leaders—men like David Roper, Charles Swindoll, and Luis Palau—who consider him their mentor and lifelong friend.Ray was a man’s man, who ended up being the father of four daughters. He and his family lived through the turbulent era of the 1960s and the Jesus Movement, a time of turmoil and heartache for Ray and his wife, Elaine, and a remarkable time of growth and expansion in his own ministry.Biblical teaching (exposition) was Ray’s calling and his passion, and he motivated people by the power of the preaching of the Word of God. He also inspired and taught many through the written word. With over nineteen books to his credit, from Spiritual Warfare to his insightful commentary Adventuring Through the Bible, Stedman’s published works span the experiences of Christian life, including Body Life, a book that had tremendous impact on the church in the twentieth century.Ray Stedman’s preeminent goal was to be a faithful steward of the gifts God had given him. By examining the life of this remarkable but very human man, you will find lessons and applications for your own life.(Taken from the cover of Portrait of Integrity—The Life of Ray C. Stedman by Mark S. Mitchell)

James Denney is a writer and editor who lives in Fresno, California. He has worked with Ray Stedman on several of Ray’s books.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: A Panorama of the Scriptures

 1 The Goal of God's Word                                               

 2 God Spoke in Times Past, THE OLD TESTAMENT

 3 God Has Spoken in These Last Days, THE NEW TESTAMENT

PART TWO: Five Steps to Maturity

  4 Five Steps to Maturity, GENESIS through DEUTERONOMY

 5 The Story of Faith Begins, GENESIS

 6 The Design for Deliverance, EXODUS

 7 The Way to Wholeness, LEVITICUS

 8 From Failure to Victory, NUMBERS

 9 The Law That Brings Deliverance, DEUTERONOMY

PART THREE: The Message of History

10 The Message of History, JOSHUA through ESTHER

11Guidebook to Victory, JOSHUA

12 A Panorama of Defeat, JUDGES

13 The Romance of Redemption, RUTH

14 The Flesh and the Spirit, 1 SAMUEL

15 The Story of David, 2 SAMUEL

16 How to Lose a Kingdom, 1 KINGS

17 A Wasted Life, 2 KINGS

18 David and the Ark of God, 1 CHRONICLES

19 God's King in God's House, 2 CHRONICLES

20 The Road Back, EZRA

21 Rebuilding the Walls, NEHEMIAH

22 The Courage of the Queen, ESTHER

PART FOUR: Music to Live By

23 Music to Live By, JOB through SONG OF SONGS

24 The Hardest Question, JOB

25 Songs of a Sincere Heart, PSALMS

26 What Life Is All About, PROVERBS

27 The Inspired Book of Error, ECCLESIASTES

28 Love Song, SONG OF SONGS

PART FIVE: The Promises of God

29 The Promises of God, ISAIAH through MALACHI

30 The Gospel According to Isaiah, ISAIAH

31 A Profile in Courage, JEREMIAH

32 God's Therapy, LAMENTATIONS

33 Flaming Wheels and Living Bones, EZEKIEL

34 On the Way to the Future, DANIEL

35 Love and the Unfaithful Bride, HOSEA

36 The Revelation of God's Hand, JOEL

37 God Doesn't Play Favorites, AMOS

38 Death to Edom! OBADIAH

39 The Reluctant Ambassador, JONAH

40 Who Is Like God? MICAH

41 The Terrible Wrath of God, NAHUM

42 Not Somehow, but Triumphantly, HABAKKUK

43 The Day of Wrath, ZEPHANIAH

44 Encouragement for Builders, HAGGAI

45 The Apocalypse of the Old Testament, ZECHARIAH

46 "I Have Loved You," MALACHI 

PART SIX: Jesus: The Focus of Both Testaments

47 Between the Testaments, THE APOCRYPHA

48 Jesus and His Church, MATTHEW through ACTS

49 Behold Your King! MATTHEW

50 He Came to Serve, MARK

51 The Perfect Man, LUKE

52 The God-Man, JOHN

53 The Unfinished Story, ACTS

PART SEVEN: Letters From the Lord

54 Letters to the Church: The Epistles of Paul, ROMANS through PHILEMON

55 The Master Key to Scripture, ROMANS

56 The Epistle to the 21st Century, 1 CORINTHIANS

57 When I am Weak, I am Strong, 2 CORINTHIANS

58 How to be Free, GALATIANS

59 The Calling of the Saints, EPHESIANS

60 Christ, Our Confidence and Our Strength, PHILIPPIANS

61 Power and Joy! COLOSSIANS

62 Hope for a Hopeless World, 1 THESSALONIANS

63 Holding Back Lawlessness, 2 THESSALONIANS

64 How to Build a Church, 1 TIMOTHY

65 Sturdy Christians in a Collapsing World, 2 TIMOTHY

66 Hope for the Future, Help for Today, TITUS

67 A Brother Restored, PHILEMON

PART EIGHT: Keeping the Faith

68 All About Faith, HEBREWS through JUDE

69 The Roll Call of Faith, HEBREWS

70 Faith in Action, JAMES

71 Living Stones, 1 PETER

72 Faith in the Face of Falsehood, 2 PETER

73 Authentic Christianity, 1 JOHN

74 The Vital Balance, 2 JOHN

75 Believers and Bosses, 3 JOHN

76 Contending for the Faith, JUDE

PART NINE: Signs of the Times

77 The End - and a New Beginning, REVELATION


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Charlie Branch, June 16, 2012 (view all comments by Charlie Branch)
This book is extremely helpful in conjunction with one's reading of the Bible, as it provides what amounts to an aerial or overhead view of the entire Bible, from the Old Testament providing the basis for the appearance of "God made flesh" as prophesied in the books of Moses and the New Testament that followed. Ray Stedman helped me through what might appear to be repetitive and long-winded writings in the Bible with observations (and links to other sections that affirm the importance of those verses)of the relationship to the whole message. Adventuring Through the Bible is organized to progress through the Bible by sections, essentially with a chapter for each book of the Bible outlining the subjects covered.
Years ago, I easily bogged down in the enumeration of names and lifespans of the various families. This conjunctive reading gave me the understanding to proceed through it, to finding the rewarding stories inside.
The author's biography is interesting, too. "Body Life" is another good book, as I begin membership in a downtown church that is beginning to grow again!
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Product Details

A Comprehensive Guide to the Entire Bible
Stedman, Ray C.
Stedman, Ray C.
Discovery House Publishers
Grand Rapids, MI :
Bible - General
Theology, doctrinal
Popular works
Theology, Doctrinal -- Popular works.
Biblical Studies - General
Religion Western-Bible Reference
Bible - Commentaries - General
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Trade Cloth
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9 x 6 x 1.75 in 38.2 oz

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In his adventure through the Bible, Ray Stedman brings the Old and New Testaments together in a unique and captivating way to help you understand how all parts of God's Word fit together.
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The Old and New Testaments come together in a unique and captivating way to show how all parts of God's Word fit together.
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