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God's Healing Strategy
Revised Edition
An Introduction to the Bible's Main Themes

Ted Grimsrud

Summary: This completely revised new edition not only interweaves updates and refinements throughout but also adds two entirely new chapters, on Jonah, Job, and Daniel; and on the Psalms. As was true of the first edition, God’s Healing Strategy, Revised Edition, portrays God's persevering love as the heart of the Bible's message. Bible study can  focus on details at the expense of the Bible’s overarching themes. Without losing sight of the details, this short but thorough book identifies God's healing love as the central theme of the Bible and challenges Christians to let that love shape lives today. 

“The revisions are spot-on for contemporary issues. How do Christian believers relate to other faiths? Where is God when life falls apart? The Bible wrestles with those questions without pat answers. This book puts us in touch with that biblical struggle." —Lynn Jost, Vice President and Dean of Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary

Praise for the first edition

"Individuals and groups who turn to the Bible with this book in hand will find themselves engaged in lively discussion and strengthened in their love for this great story of God’s plan for our world." —Nancy R. Heisey, Undergraduate Dean, Eastern Mennonite University

"This book is a compelling and sweeping overview of the message of the Bible, an introduction to the good news available in Jesus Christ. It is a post-critical, appreciative interpretation of the Bible as a whole, a resounding demonstration of how and why the gospel really is good news that makes sense in our day.". —Loren L. Johns, Associate Professor of New Testament, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana

"Here is a dynamic vision of the Bible's core message. Fully conversant with the best of recent scholarship, this new synthesis offers a way of understanding the Bible from Genesis to Revelation as a story of God's reconciling work in the world." —Paul Keim, Academic Dean, Goshen (Ind.) College

"Students and scholars of the Bible often develop a strange fear of ‘big picture’ discussions. This work, however, shows why such efforts can be highly productive." — Daniel Smith-Christopher, Professor of Theological Studies (Old Testament), Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California

"Ted Grimsrud has written an excellent introduction to the Bible from an Anabaptist/liberationist perspective. The studied breadth and depth of the book make it ideal as an introductory high school or college text  or for use in adult Christian education." —Douglas B. Miller, Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies, Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kansas

Market: College or seminary students, advanced high school students, professors, pastors and church leaders, church study groups interested in a thoughtful yet relatively simple introduction to the Bible.

Shelving: Biblical studies, Old Testament and New Testament—overview of the Bible; Salvation—biblical teaching; Peace—biblical teaching. BISAC: Religion/Bibles RTM: 690 Religion/Ethics.

The Author: Ted Grimsrud, Harrisonburg, Virginia, teaches theology and peace studies at Eastern Mennonite University. Before joining the EMU faculty, he served for ten years as a Mennonite pastor in Oregon, Arizona, and South Dakota. Grimsrud holds an M.A. in Peace Studies from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary and a Ph.D. in Christian Ethics from the Graduate Theological Union. He is author of Triumph of the Lamb: A Self-Study Guide to the Book of Revelation (Herald Press, 1987); Embodying the Way of Jesus: Anabaptist Convictions for the Twenty-First Century (Wipf and Stock, 2007); Reasoning Together: A Conversation on Homosexuality (Herald Press, 2008, co-authored with Mark Thiessen Nation); and Theology as if Jesus Matters: An Introduction to Christianity’s Main Convictions (Cascadia, 2009). He lives in Harrisonburg with his wife, Kathleen Temple and is a member of Shalom Mennonite Congregation. 

Publisher: Cascadia Publishing House LLC
Publication date: July 2011
Pages: 190, with study questions, extensive suggestions for further reading, and bibliography
Format: 5.5 x 8.5" trade paper
Prices: $17.95 US/Can. ISBN 13:  978-1-931038-88-1; ISBN 10: 1-931038-88-0

 

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