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How to Read the Bible (Without Switching Off Your Brain)

Simon J. Taylor

144 pages
SPCK Group

Bible reading for everyone – that’s what this book offers! It will speak to those who already read the Bible but find themselves asking why; and to those who don’t read the Bible but would like to if only it weren’t so strange. It explains what the Bible is, offers an overview of what is found in it, and addresses questions people ask, such as:
Does science disprove the Bible?
Why is there so much violence in the Bible?
What does the Bible say about sex?
The author also presents an account of reading the Bible in the context of a life of faith and suggests how the Bible might be integrated with a life of prayer.

Author Bio

Simon Taylor is Canon Chancellor of Derby Cathedral and Continuing Ministerial Development Officer for the Diocese of Derby. He is also a member of the General Synod of the Church of England. Previously he
was a parish priest in Bristol and a university lecturer in Sheffield. He holds a D.Phil. in Theology from the University of Oxford.