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  • Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes

  • Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible
  • By: Brandon J. O'Brien, E. Randolph Richards
  • Narrated by: Allan Robertson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 8
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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Drawing on their own cross cultural experience in global mission, O'Brien and Richards show how better self-awareness and understanding of cultural differences in language, time, and social mores allow us to see the Bible in fresh and unexpected ways. Getting beyond our own cultural assumptions is increasingly important for being Christians in our interconnected and globalized world. Learn to read Scripture as a member of the global body of Christ.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By jason on 20-04-2017

Seek first to understand

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Reviewed: 18-05-2015

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. The authors are not of my faith but we share belief in Christ which is key. The level of new understanding that I gained from having cultural mores explained with the use of parables stories and expanded knowledge of ancient times was remarkable. It helped explain many scriptures and perplexities of apparent inconsistencies in the Bible and interpretation. Not being well-read I found their simple style and personal examples compelling, refreshing and aimed squarely at me - the non-scholar. Very happy I followed the recommendation from the Interpreter foundations roundtable

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