Why Is That in the Bible?

The Most Perplexing Verses and Stories--and What They Teach Us

by Eric Bargerhuff (Author)Eric J. Bargerhuff (Author)
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Releases: August 18, 2020
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What should we make of the Bible story about a talking donkey? What about the passage in Joshua where the sun and moon stood still? Should biblical practices like women wearing head coverings still be followed today? The Bible serves as the foundation for all of Christian life, crossing time and transcending cultures, yet many passages are perplexing.

Providing fascinating historical and scriptural insights, Eric J. Bargerhuff demystifies 40 Bible verses and stories. Ranging from strange accounts, such as bears mauling 42 boys (2 Kings 2), to hard-to-accept statements, such as Jesus saying we must hate our families to be his disciples (Luke 14), you will learn the context of each passage and how it applies to us today. This book will help you be more confident about interpreting all of God's Word accurately.

Contributors

Eric Bargerhuff, Author

Eric J. Bargerhuff, Author

Eric J. Bargerhuff, PhD, teaches in the Bible and Theology department and directs the Honors Program at Trinity College of Florida. He served in pastoral ministry for more than twenty years in churches in Ohio, Illinois, and Florida. He received his doctorate in biblical and systematic theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Eric's passion is to write systematic and practical theology for the purposes of spiritual growth and reform in the church. He is a member of the Center for Pastor Theologians (CPT) and the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS).

Eric is the author of The Most Misused Verses in the Bible and The Most Misused Stories in the Bible. He also wrote Love that Rescues: God's Fatherly Love in the Practice of Church Discipline, which explores the grace and fatherly love of God that should be embodied in a church's efforts to restore a brother or sister in Christ who has gone astray. Eric and his family live in Trinity, Florida.

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