Tyndale Unwrapping The Bible Book Review – Rating: 9.4

Tyndale Momentum's Unwrapping the Bible: Understanding God's Essential Truths by David R. VeermanI was intrigued by David R. Veerman’s “Unwrapping The Bible: Understanding God’s Essential Truths” when I saw it available for review. I love books that really get down to the core of our faith and help people to understand what they believe. I personally feel that is something that is very lacking these days.

I really appreciated how the author takes the reader step by step through seven major doctrines diving into a good level of detail while doing it in bite-size portions that don’t overwhelm.  It is very well written and Biblically solid.  I would highly recommend this book.

I received a copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers for me to do a review on it. In full disclosure, I was not required or requested by the publisher to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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I would give this book a 9.4 out of my normal 10 point rating scale.  On a “5 star” scale that some websites use, I would give it a solid 5-star rating.
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QUICK SUMMARY:

**See all sections below for full detailed review**

When I first got this book, I was honestly a little bit shocked at how many pages there were. I initially thought this was a book that went through the different doctrines in an academic manner. I was, however, pleasantly surprised when I started thumbing through it initially. It is written more in a Bible Study/Devotional format making it much easier for a wider audience to digest. So, don’t let the number of pages (over 400) intimidate you. Just take it in the little bite-sized chunks like it was written and take your time.

This book covers seven foundational doctrines that we as Christians believe. These include the doctrines of God, Humanity, Revelation (how God reveals the truth to us, not the book of Revelation), Christ, Salvation, Sanctification, and the Church. Each of these seven doctrines is broken down into five sub-sections (or sessions) that are anywhere from roughly 8 to 12 pages long, so it is not overwhelming to the reader.

I really appreciated how this was laid out and how as you get into it, it just pulls you along to each section. I had a hard time putting this book down. Each section is covered very well taking you through an excellent level of detail and Scriptures to explain the doctrine.

Each session starts out with a brief objective of what you will learn in the section followed by three main sections entitled Look, Listen and Live. The Look section provides some real-life context with study questions and easy activities to the lesson preparing you to dive into Scripture. The Listen section dives into the actual Scripture with some excellent study questions to help you interpret and understand the Scripture. The Live section is where the “rubber meets the road” if you will. This section is where we are presented with how we can take what we learned and put it into practice in our daily living.

I would strongly recommend “Unwrapping The Bible: Understanding God’s Essential Truths” to just about anyone. Even if you are a seasoned Christian, strengthening our understanding of Scripture is always a good thing, but even beyond that, the portions of the Live sections are invaluable and very practical. This book is definitely a thumbs up from me!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

If you would like to check out the first session of the book (Introduction for the Doctrine of God) click HERE.

DESCRIPTION OF THIS BOOK:

Type of Bible:  Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
Publisher: Tyndale Momentum
Author: David R. Veerman
Publication Date: August 7, 2018
ISBN-13 of Bible Reviewed: 978-1496428189
Price: At the time of writing this review, the cheapest place to get this book is from  Christianbook.com. They have it for $12.99 – Please note that these prices do not include any potential shipping charges.

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428180: Unwrapping the Bible: Understanding God"s Essential Truths Unwrapping the Bible: Understanding God’s Essential Truths
By David R. Veerman / Tyndale MomentumGround yourself in God’s Word, find yourself in his story, and walk confidently in his way! Whether you’re a new or longtime believer, David Veerman’s 35-session study on seven core truths of Christianity will bolster your faith and deepen your spiritual walk. There are 5 sessions on each of the seven main topics – Doctrine of God, Doctrine of Humanity, Doctrine of Revelation, Doctrine of Christ, Doctrine of Salvation, Doctrine of Sanctification, and Doctrine of the Church.

Physical Characteristics:

  • Paperback
  • 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.2 x 8.8 inches
  • Weight: 1.1 pounds

My Favorite Part:

The way that this book is presented is very helpful. When I first got it in my hands, I thought that this is going to be a task to get through with how many pages there are.  However, with how the author broke this into seven major sections and then did very short sub-sections, this book was really fairly easy to digest.  Just take it one small bite at a time and you won’t regret it.

Recommendation:

This is one of those books that really help Christians truly understand the major doctrines of what they believe.  It is written very well, presented very well and is very helpful. I would highly recommend this book for sure.

Book Contents

Foreword
Doctrine of God
Session 1 – Introduction
Session 2 – The Power of God
Session 3 – The Perfection of God
Session 4 – The Presence of God
Session 5 – The Personhood of God
Doctrine of Humanity
Session 1 – Introduction
Session 2 – The Origin of Humanity
Session 3 – The Image of God
Session 4 – The Nature of Humanity
Session 5 – The Fall
Doctrine of Revelation
Session 1 – Introduction
Session 2 – General and Special Revelation
Session 3 – Inspiration
Session 4 – Inerrancy
Session 5 – Illumination and Application
Doctrine of Christ
Session 1 – Introduction
Session 2 – The Deity of Christ
Session 3 – The Humanity of Christ
Session 4 – The Work of Christ
Session 5 – The Atonement
Doctrine of Salvation
Session 1 – Introduction
Session 2 – The Need for Salvation
Session 3 – The Means and Extent of Salvation
Session 4 – The Process of Salvation
Session 5 – The Results of Salvation
Doctrine of Sanctification
Session 1 – The Person of the Holy Spirit
Session 2 – The Work of the Holy Spirit
Session 3 – The Lordship of Christ
Session 4 – The By-Products of the Holy Spirit
Session 5 – The Realities of Living in a Fallen World
Doctrine of the Church
Session 1 – The Nature of the Church
Session 2 – The Roles of the Church
Session 3 – Unity and Diversity
Session 4 – Sacraments/Ordinances
Session 5 – The Mission of the Church
Notes
About the Author

Company Summary:

From the publisher’s website:  Tyndale House Publishers was started back in 1962 with the publication of Living Letters printing 2,000 copies.  It was launched by Ken and Margaret Taylor and operated out of their dining room.  Since then, privately owned Tyndale has grown significantly and publishes many Bibles and Christian resources like the Life Application Study Bible and novels such as the “Left Behind” series.

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@TyndaleMomentum

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