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Pastor's Bible Study, The: A New Interpreter's Bible Study: V. 1

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  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publishing date: 04/2004
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 9780687043644
  • ISBN: 0687043646


The Pastor’s Bible Study: Volume One

Edited by David Albert Farmer

The Pastor’s Bible Study: Volume One, A New Interpreter’s Bible Study Resource is a focused preparation guide containing 50 Bible studies. The flexible structure of this resource is designed to meet the needs of pastors who lead Bible studies, whether the group meets for four weeks or an entire year. Following in the tradition of The New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary series and The New Interpreter’s Study Bible, The Pastor’s Bible Study bridges biblical scholarship and prayerful reflections for your congregation’s personal and inspirational experience. This resource is designed to be versatile, whether you prefer a canonical, lectionary, or thematic structure. It has been written by scholars and pastors to assist pastors and other church leaders to provide inspiration and guidance in the life and faith of contemporary Christian and interfaith communities.

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Volume One includes:
• 15 studies on the New Testament Book of Matthew
• 10 studies on the Old Testament Book of Isaiah
• 10 studies on healing in grief
• 5 studies on unselfish prayer
• 5 studies on liberating discipleship
• 5 studies on power in Christian living
• A CD-ROM (Macintosh/PC compatible) containing supplementary material, such as:
— A video introduction by the editor
— The full text of The Pastor’s Bible Study, completely searchable by keyword
— Outline of studies
— PowerPoint™ slides
— Background sets
— Customizable supplementary material for handouts, screen, and video projection

Features include:
Teaching Tips. Guidelines that help leaders effectively communicate study content
Reflections. Foster participation, generate group and individual study, and engage participants in the biblical text through the use of relevant questions for reflection
Lectionary Loop. Identifies points where studies intersect with the Christian Year
Integration. Study content refers to The New Interpreter’s Study Bible notes and excursuses, when applicable.
Sources. Complete information on important resources cited.


David Albert Farmer, General Editor, is also the author of the five-week study on Unselfish Prayer. He earned a PhD in Homiletics and New Testament, is an ordained Baptist minister, who taught preaching in seminary and presently teaches at Wilmington College, where he also serves as Adjunct Professor of Humanities at Wilmington College. David has served 7 congregations, and is now pastor of Silverside Church in Delaware. He was editor of Pulpit Digest for 18 years, and The African American Pulpit, for three years. He is author of Teaching Sermons on Grace, The Storyteller's Companion to the Bible, Bible Sermons on Hope, And Blessed is She: Sermons by Women.
Warren Carter is author of fifteen Bible studies on the Gospel of Matthew, which in 2004 correspond to Year A of the lectionary. As a native of New Zealand, he earned a PhD in New Testament from Princeton and is Lindsey P. Pherigo Professor of New Testament at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri. He has published six books on Matthew since 1994, and he teaches Bible study frequently in congregations of many denominations.
Mary Donovan Turner is the author of ten Bible studies on Isaiah 1-39. She earned the PhD in Old Testament from Emory University and Carl Patton Associate Professor of Preaching at the Pacific School of Religion. She served congregations as an ordained minister in the Disciples of Christ. Her books include Saved from Silence: Finding Women's Voice in Preaching and The Storyteller's Companion to the Bible: Prophets I, vol. 6 (1996). Her writings also appear in The Christian Century, Interpretation, Lectionary Homiletics, Word and Witness, and Setting the Table: Women in Theological Conversation.
Richard Wallace is author of ten Bible studies on grief. He earned the ThD from Luther Theological Seminary in Minnesota where he is associate professor of pastoral care. As an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church, he served congregations in Georgia, California, and Minnesota. He speaks frequently on grief, violence, abuse, recovery, and African American culture.
Thorwald Lorenzen is author of five Bible studies on power for Christian living and five Bible studies on liberating discipleship. As a native of Germany he received his ThD in Systematic Theology from the University of Zurich while studying with Eduard Schweizer. He is pastor of the Canberra Baptist Church in Australia, following many years as Professor of Systematic Theology and Theological Ethics at the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Rueschlikon, Switzerland. He is author of Resurrection and Discipleship.

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