How does it work?
Choose a week of readings you want to explore, and go through four stages:
- Read the chapter recommended once or twice.
- Reflect for a minute or so, finding a sentence or phrase that means something to you.
- Respond to the question - they’re not easy ones, they need some thought.
- Record your own thoughts about the question, either in writing in the book or in taking part in a discussion forum on line.
What if I don’t understand stuff?
There are a variety of helps in the book:
- a starting section which gives a brief outline of the Bible
- an introduction to each month’s topic
- notes wherever there are difficult words, like “Christ”, also where longer explanations are needed, e.g. for Romans 3.
- 4 sketch maps, archaeological drawings and a timeline for the prophets.
- a variety of “Bonus Features” at the book such as how different Christians approach the Bible, how to use chapters and verses, film recommendations etc.
ANDY ROLAND – A LIFE
I was brought up in Rugby. My father was a doctor and agnostic Jew. My mother was a Quaker and politically active, particularly supporting African independence. I was baptised at the age of 8, and was active in church throughout my teenage years. I studied History at Merton College, Oxford and developed an adult Christian faith there.
There has never been a sustained and powerful renewal of Christian faith without a renewed engagement with the Bible. Andy Roland provides a practical introduction to a lifetime relationship with the word of God.Rt Revd Richard Chartres