Living God’s Word, 2nd Edition

Living God’s Word, 2nd Edition

Discovering Our Place in the Great Story of Scripture

J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays
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  • June 1, 2021

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About the Authors

J. Scott Duvall

J. Scott Duvall

Ph.D. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

J. Scott Duvall is professor of New Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He has coauthored several books, including Biblical Greek Exegesis: A Graded Approach to Learning Intermediate and Advanced Greek; Grasping God’s Word; Preaching God's Word; and Journey into God’s Word.

J. Daniel Hays

J. Daniel Hays

Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

J. Daniel Hays is dean of the Pruet School of Christian Studies and professor of Old Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the author of From Every People and Nation, and he has coauthored Grasping God's Word; Preaching God's Word; Journey into God’s Word; The Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology; Iraq: Babylon of the End Times?; Apocalypse; and The Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy. He teaches adult Sunday school at his local church in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and preaches frequently throughout the nation. 


Living God's Word is your pathway to read the Bible as it was meant to be read: as God's Great Story. Many Christians resolve to study the Bible more fervently, but often struggle to grasp the progression of Scripture as a whole. They encounter various passages each week through unrelated readings, studies, and sermons and it all feels disconnected. But once they see the Bible as God's Great Story, they begin to understand how it all fits together and they start see how their own lives fit into what God has done and is doing in the world.

In Living God's Word, Second Edition, New Testament scholar J. Scott Duvall and Old Testament expert J. Daniel Hays help Christians consider how their lives can be integrated into the story of the Bible, thus enabling them to live faithfully in deep and important ways. Living God's Word explores the entire Bible through broad themes that trace the progression of God's redemptive plan. Each section deals with a certain portion of Scripture's story and includes:

  • Reading/listening preparation
  • Explanation
  • Summary
  • Observations about theological significance
  • Connections to the Great Story
  • Written assignments for further study

These features--combined with the authors' engaging style--make Living God's Word an ideal book for those who want to understand the Bible better, for introductory college courses, Sunday school electives, or small group study.

Table of Contents

  • Preface: Why This Book?

  • Acknowledgments

  • Introduction

  • 1. Creation and Crisis: Who Am I and What Is Wrong?
  • 2. Covenant: God Makes a Promise and Establishes a People
  • 3. Calling Out: “I am the LORD who brought you up out of Egypt”
  • 4. Commandments: Terms for Living in the Promised Land with God in Their Midst
  • 5. Conquest and Canaanization: Good News and Bad News
  • 6. Creation of the Kingdom: Nobodies and Somebodies
  • 7. Communion and Common Sense in the Kingdom: Worship and Other Ways to Live Wisely
  • 8. Crumbling of the Kingdom: The Prophets and the End of Israel and Judah
  • 9. Captivity and Coming Home: Surviving the Exile and Returning to the Land
  • 10. Interlude: Time between the Testaments
  • 11. Christ: Jesus Enters Our World
  • 12. Christ: Jesus’s Message
  • 13. Christ: Jesus’s Journey to Jerusalem
  • 14. Christ: Jesus Dies on the Cross
  • 15. Christ: Jesus Is Raised from the Dead
  • 16. Church: The Coming of the Spirit
  • 17. Church: In Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria
  • 18. Church: The Mission to the Gentiles
  • 19. Church: The Gospel Spreads from Jerusalem to Rome
  • 20. Consummation: The Happy Ending to the Great Story

  • Conclusion

  • Scripture Index

  • Subject Index

  • Author Index


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