Thinking Our Way Through the Bible (Paperback)
Stand in the corridor behind Noah as the door of the ark closes just as the rain begins to fall. Visit the widow's house as she tells her sons about Elisha's directive to gather empty jars for oil. Sit in the corner of the room and listen as Jesus introduces the tax collector Matthew as the newest member of His "inner circle." What did you hear? What did you see? How did you feel?Too often when we read Scripture we pass over things that could have enhanced our appreciation for what the Bible is telling us. We deny ourselves the opportunity to understand God's Word in ways that would have deepened our walk with God. We miss many of the lessons God wants us to learn from His Word because we have not stopped to think about what is happening or what is being said. Consequently, we fail to respond in our own unique way, whether in prose, poetry, or art. This book will help you stop and take notice of some of those lessons by guiding you as you think through the Bible. Jo Ann has been creating her own Bible studies and teaching them for almost fifty years. She began doing so as a single missionary in the Middle East, teaching women's Bible lessons. After leaving her missionary teaching ministry to marry Russ D., Jo Ann has continued writing and teaching through church and church-related ministries.Poetry has been a hobby for Russ D. all of his adult life. Poetry is so much a part of him that he frequently finds himself praying in verse Jo Ann and Russ D. reside in Lexington, SC.