The Good Book (Paperback)Deron Spoo
Explore 40 key Bible chapters to better understand the context and content of the Bible.
Is there a book that can tell us everything we need to know about God? Of course there is: the Bible. But how can we even begin to truly understand what the Bible is trying to tell us?
In The Good Book, Deron Spoo uses key Bible chapters to help readers better understand what the Bible is trying to tell them. He explores the context and content of 20 Old Testament and 20 New Testament chapters in a way that will open the whole Bible to readers. The key Bible chapters have been included in this book and are taken from the Christian Standard Bible® (CBS). Each chapter reveals one life-changing truth about God and concludes with a “For Reflection” section that will help readers apply each truth to their everyday lives.
The Good Book will appeal to those who already love and read the Bible regularly, as well as to those who are just beginning their Christian journey. This book will help people understand and live by the transformative truths of the Bible.
Also available in Afrikaans under the title Die Goeie Boek.
About the Author
Deron Spoo is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Over the past 16 years, Spoo has guided the church in its transitions from being simply a downtown church to a regional church committed to urban ministry. Church members describe him as “down to earth” and “authentic.” His television devotionals, First Things First, reach 100 000 people each week. Spoo is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Paula, have three children.
Size140 x 210 mm
Number of Pages400 pp
PublisherChristian Art Publication
I think we need a little help here. Something’s broken. For a lot of people these days, life isn’t making a whole lot of sense. The age of connected living, online profiles, and Internet interactions isn’t all that was promised. And all this pressure to keep up appearances … it’s just weighing us down.
At the heart of all this, we find a messed-up idea that says we’re in control. It says that we get to want it all and to have it all. It isn’t working; it’s leaving people deflated or discouraged. But is this really anything new? Haven’t we been here before? Isn’t the history of humanity a repeating tale of the same mistakes—misplacing our hopes?
And that’s the truth right there. Though we’ve never lived in times quite like these, we’re still walking with the same limp or talking with the same stutter.
In the Bible, you will find God’s truth, which is both timely and timeless—for your today and all your tomorrows. You will find the story of our failures—namely, cowardice and greed, anger and selfinterest. There are everyday people living everyday lives and some with epic falls from grace. And I can see a bit of myself in all those stories.
But I can see something else too. I can see that the story doesn’t end there.