Book Announcement: People of the Book: Inviting Communities into Biblical Interpretation

Congrats to Michael Halcomb on this!

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We wrote this book because we live in an era when the Bible appears to be less and less relevant to mainstream cultures. Those who do care about the Scriptures tend to derive their interpretations secondhand, from the preacher’s pulpit or from generalized study guides written by complete strangers. These approaches overlook the communal and conversational nature of the Bible itself. Our view is that, if we hope to recover the transformative power of these ancient texts, and invite our world to reconsider their significance, we will need to engage whole communities together in the bottom-up task of interpretation. Thus, People of the Book was written to offer an organic-holistic approach to communal interpretation, an approach that can work for your community and appeal to your wider culture. Indeed, we envision the Bible as a conversation we are privileged to enter: listening, questioning, wrestling, reasoning, and responding together as authentic people of the Book.

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