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Book Description

Discovering the New Testament
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Crossway Books
New Testament Introduction
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Reproduced by permission of the author

Simon Jones, Discovering the New Testament.

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