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In January–February 2014:
Ann Voskamp: Seeing God at Work
“The first thing you’ve got to do every morning is get the Word into you,” says Ann Voskamp, blogger, Compassion partner, and New York Times bestselling author of One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are. Voskamp’s family has cultivated a tradition of reading the Bible at every meal. “My husband’s family never left the table without reading Scripture. If you’re going to eat food, you’re going to eat real food as well—‘Man does not live by bread alone.’ In the 18 years we’ve been married, we’ve never left the table—breakfast, lunch or dinner—unless we quote from the Bible and read together. It’s a way of preaching the gospel to yourself all of the time.” —Jessi Strong
The Gospel of Peace for a Society at War
Dr. Sunday Agang, provost of the Evangelical Church Winning All Seminary (ECWA) in Kagoro, Nigeria, tells his students that they need to talk with Muslims. “We need to be interacting and engaging each other in a manner that treats people with respect as human beings. In Colossians Paul says, ‘Clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, and peace, gentleness and patience’ (Col 3:12). I tell my students that when we are violent, we lack compassion, and so we are missing out on what God wants us to do.” He says, ‘put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony’ (Col 3:14). You cannot be peaceful if you do not have love.” —Jessi Strong
Not Your Average Bible Study: A Prophet on the Run: 8 Weeks in Jonah
As children, we learn of Jonah being swallowed by a “big fish” and then spewed out after three days. This seemingly climactic moment is just one of several obstacles Jonah faced while evading God’s commands (see Jonah 1:4; 4:6–8). However, by focusing so much on Jonah and the fish, we (like Jonah) might downplay the greatest miracle of all: the entire city of Nineveh repenting and turning to God (see 3:4–10). —Miles Custis
Special Section: The Not-So-Minor Prophets
Do Prophecies Sometimes Fail?
We often think a biblical prophecy is genuine only if it comes to pass, as Deuteronomy 18:21–22 seems to support: “When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously.” But using this passage to explain the nature of all biblical prophecy is inaccurate. Prophecies sometimes did fail—by God’s design. —Robert B. Chisholm
This Time, It’s Personal
Hosea’s autobiography-as-oracle transforms stark imagery into something intensely personal. He becomes more than preacher—he is a character in his own sermon. This melding of person and message is a standard feature or “trope” of the Bible’s prophetic books. … The biblical prophets weren’t afraid to get personal when preaching God’s word. —Eli T. Evans
Each issue of Bible Study Magazine includes:
Great interviews and articles with the biggest names in biblical scholarship and the church, including Josh McDowell, John Piper, Kay Arthur, Mark Driscoll, Randy Alcorn, Mark Goodacre, Daniel Wallace, Lee Strobel, N. T. Wright, Elizabeth George, and John MacArthur, plus off-the-beaten-path Bible study stories like “Rock Music and Bible Study,” “Bible Study in Hollywood,” and “Bible at Bat.”
Bible Study Tips
Thoughtful and engaging authors tackle the tough passages in Scripture and explain difficult concepts in a way that helps God’s Word make sense.
On the Cutting Edge
Read the Bible like never before with the aid of leading archaeological and historical findings. Includes articles like “God’s Word through Multiple Voices: The Case of Sennacherib’s Invasion of Judah” and “The Real Ten Commandments?,” which looked at Exodus 34 as the possible real Ten Commandments—not the traditional Exodus 20.
Not Your Average Bible Study
Encounter God by yourself or with other believers with an ongoing Bible study in each issue. Currently featuring “Hope for the Afflicted. A Study in the book of Ruth.”
D.I.Y. Bible Study
Learn how to effectively use Bible study tools with our how-to guides. This section tackles tough problems using commentaries, dictionaries, handbooks, and many other tools.
Thoughts from the Church Fathers
Read the Bible along with those who have come before you and learn from their wisdom.
Get a close-up view of the Bible! Each issue teaches you about significant Greek and Hebrew words and tells you how to examine the words without knowing the original languages.
What They Don’t Tell You in Church
Features articles like “What’s in Your Bible?,” this section graphically illustrates which books each church tradition considers part of their Bible. Also includes articles like “Counting the Ten Commandments,” exploring how each major religious tradition divides the Ten Commandments.
I Dare You Not to Bore Me with the Bible
See things you never noticed in biblical passages you have read dozens of times. Includes articles like “Paul’s Lost Letters” and an article exploring the question “Did Jesus believe in Reincarnation?”
A Moment with God
Devotions at their best—in-depth, but personal and applicable.
Bible Comics & Puzzles
The best comics and puzzles related to the Bible.
Weird, but Important
Strange passages explained and made culturally relevant. A previous issue included “Sanctified Dirt,” which explained why Naaman asked Elijah to take dirt from Israel back to his country.
The Bible as Art
Learn how the biblical writers used literary forms such as metaphors and irony.
Stay on top of the latest books about Bible study. Each issue contains reviews of books and commentaries to equip you in your study of God’s Word.
Expand your study of the Bible and discover new insights from God’s Word!
In every 48-page issue, you’ll get sound advice and enriching insights from pastors and scholars who have spent a lifetime applying the Bible to their lives and teaching others how to do the same. Read pastor profiles, author interviews, and stories of individuals whose engagement with Scripture has shaped their thinking and defined their ministries. Bible Study Magazine reveals the impact of God’s Word on their lives and the power of Scripture in yours.