Discovering the New Testament by Simon Jones

Today’s free book is a brief introduction to the New Testament written by Simon Jones. My thanks to the author for his kind permission to place this helpful little book online for free educational use.

Simon Jones, Discovering the New Testament. Leicester: Crossway Books, 2001. Pbk. ISBN: 1856842045. pp.216. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Start here: The essential user’s guide to this book
  1. Twelve Steps to discovering the New Testament
    • 1. Put it in triplicate: The Synoptic Gospels
    • 2. Now make it a quartet: John’s Gospel
    • 3. What Jesus did next: The Acts of the Apostles
    • 4. Just what is it God has done? Galatians, Romans, Colossians
    • 5. Why is it so hard to live together? Ephesians, 1 and 2 Corinthians
    • 6. Followng Jesus, preparing to meet him. 1 and 2 Thessalonians, Philippians
    • 7. Let’s get personal. Philemon, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus
    • 8. From the shadows to the reality. Hebrews
    • 9. A word from Jerusalem. James
    • 10. Mature reflections on an impetuous disciple. 1 and 2 Peter, Jude
    • 11. Gentle thunder. John’s letters
    • 12. Seeing with your ears. Revelation
  2. The Essential New Testament user’s guide
    • 13. Jesus’ world
    • 14. The Jewish religious calendar
    • 15. Sects and Parties
    • 16. The apocalyptic outlook
    • 17. A brief history of the rise of Christianity
    • 18. Caesar’s world
    • 19. The first-century smorgasborg of beliefs
    • 20. The second founder: the life and travels of Paul
    • 21. Going to church in the first century
    • 22. Making sense of the cross
    • 23. A standard to live by
  • Ten further books to further your fun with the New Testament

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