New Release: A Compact Guide to the Whole Bible

Cover ArtThis compact, one-semester introduction to the Bible prepares students to begin reading the biblical text as Christian Scripture, focusing on the meaning of Scripture for the church.

The editors and contributors–experienced teachers with expertise in different parts of the Bible–orient students to the whole of Scripture so that they may read the biblical text for themselves.


“The authors cordially invite you to accompany them into the drama of faith through Christian Scripture. Especially if you are new to biblical study and desire to read the Bible seriously and faithfully, it’s an invitation I encourage you to accept.” –C. Clifton Black, Princeton Theological Seminary

“Unique in its sweeping, fast-paced, accessible invitation to read the Bible–the whole Bible–in all of its wonderful, challenging presentation of the God who meets us in this ancient, tough, revealing, and relevant book.” – Will Willimon, Duke Divinity School

“The obvious choice for undergraduate courses concerned with the Bible as the church’s book and for congregational use.” – Joel B. Green, Fuller Theological Seminary

“If you are concerned with biblical illiteracy among Christians, this would be an excellent choice to give a solid grounding in God’s dynamic drama.” – Nancy R. Bowen, Earlham School of Religion

“An exceptional text whose primary (but not exclusive) target audience will be undergraduate students enrolled in an introduction to the Bible class. Were I to teach such a course, this would easily be the volume I would use in such a class.” – Victor P. Hamilton, Asbury University


Robert W. Wall (ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is Paul T. Walls Professor of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. He has authored numerous journal articles and several books, including commentaries on Revelation, Colossians/Philemon, James, Acts, and the Pastoral Epistles.

David R. Nienhuis (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is associate professor of New Testament studies at Seattle Pacific University.

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