Part 1: Understanding the Bible Chapter 1: What Is the Bible? * The Bible is Scripture---sacred revelation from God. The Bible is Canon---the complete collection of Scriptures. * The Bible is an Artifact---the Bible takes form in books, in apps, and so on. * The Bible Is Made up of two Testaments, sixty-six Books, various Genres. Chapter 2: What Does the Bible Claim About Itself? * We Received the Bible through Inspiration. The Bible was inspired by the Holy Spirit. * We Received the Bible through Transmission. The Bible was written down by human beings, then preserved by the church. * The Bible Claims Inerrancy, Infallibility, Clarity, Sufficiency Part 2: Studying the Bible Chapter 3: Creation, Fall, and Flood [3 each] Chapter 4: Abraham, Moses, and the Law [3 each] Chapter 5: Land, Judges, and Kings [3 each] Chapter 6: Songs and Wisdom [3 each] Chapter 7: Prophets, Exile, and a New Covenant [3 each] Chapter 8: The Gospel and the Kingdom [3 each] Chapter 9: Pentecost and the Early Church [3 each] Chapter 10: The Already, Not Yet, and the End [3 each]
Josh Byers is a communications pastor, artist, speaker, husband, and father who resides in Iowa. Josh is an idea maker and creative visionary. His work has been featured in a wide variety of outlets from the Gospel Coalition to the Tonight Show. He writes and publishes graphics regularly at joshbyers.com. A pastor, noted speaker, and author of numerous articles, Tim Challies is a pioneer in the Christian blogosphere. More than thirty thousand people visit Challies.com each day, making it one of the most widely read and recognized Christian blogs in the world. Tim is the author of several books, including Visual Theology and The Next Story. He and his family reside near Toronto, Ontario.
Tim Challies (the writer) and Josh Byers (the designer) have teamed
up to produce a truly unique introduction to theology and guide to
living the Christian life. This is show-and-tell at its finest.
Most theology books merely convey what we are to believe, but this
one uses creative and beautiful design to capture and portray these
crucial truths. I know of nothing else quite like it, and I trust
that God will use it to help his people see and celebrate reality
in a new way. * Justin Taylor, managing editor of the ESV Study
Bible and coauthor of The Final Days of Jesus *
This is simple yet profound, clever without being flashy. Helpful and practical. Speaking as a person who avoids diagrams and graphs at all costs, I found the infographics in this book to be illuminating. This cheeky little number is a class act. * Mez McConnell, pastor of Niddrie Community Church, Edinburgh, and director of 20schemes *
You've probably seen (or used) a gospel presentation drawn on a whiteboard or a napkin. It's remarkable how God gives us spiritual insight when we behold truths about him with our eyes. With engaging graphics and descriptions of the Christian faith, Tim Challies and Josh Byers have done something genuinely unique in Visual Theology. See for yourself! * Gloria Furman, author of Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full and The Pastor's Wife *
My mind is blown. Tim Challies and Josh Byers marry rock-ribbed Reformational theology with breathtaking presentations. The effect is something like following John Knox into the Matrix. In this diaphanous world, we encounter no fiction, but very reality itself --- God-reality --- and we are transformed. * Owen Strachan, associate professor of Christian theology and director of the Center on Gospel and Culture at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary *