Cover to Cover Bible Genres: Hearing What the Bible Really Says


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These helpful guides in the Cover to Cover series are ideal for group and individual study. Experience the reality of Bible events like never before and live through the inspiring lives of key characters in Scripture. Learn how to apply God’s Word to your life as you explore seven compelling sessions and gain a new depth in your Bible knowledge.

Understand what God is saying in His Word

‘Bible’ is a word that literally means ‘library of books’. But it is a library with a unity of message that makes it unlike any other book collection. In one sense there is only one author – God Himself. But in human terms, the Bible has many authors, each of whom adopted a different style of writing known as a genre. Understanding these genres can help us to better understand what God is saying through His writers.

In these studies:

  • Explore seven of the major genres of literature used by writers of the Bible: law, narrative, psalm, prophecy, gospel, epistle and apocalyptic writing
  • Consider a wide range of Bible passages that demonstrate the focal style
  • Reflect on what God is saying to you personally through His Word.

Icebreakers, Bible readings, eye openers, discussion starters, personal application make this a rich resource for group or individual study.

About the author

Andy Peck is a writer and Bible teacher who served as a tutor with CWR. He is the author of The Leadership Road Less Travelled, Bible60 and Pastoral Care Essentials. He worked as an editor with Christianity magazine and hosts the Leadership File on Premier Christian Radio. He lives in Surrey with his wife Nic and two boys and is a keen follower of golf and Everton FC.

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