Devotions in Greek

I recently completed the excellent book J. Scott Duvall and Verlyn D. Verbrugge, ed., Devotions on the Greek New Testament: 52 Reflections to Inspire and Instruct (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012). I used this as a supplement to my daily Bible reading.

From the Introduction, 11

Does it really make a difference in the understanding and application of the Bible? What can you gain from reading a passage in Greek that you cannot gain from an English translation?

The need to know why you are studying Greek, particularly in relation to the ultimate purpose of strengthening your walk with the Lord, never fades into the background. With that purpose in mind, we have edited and contributed to Devotions o the Greek New Testament to help students (and professors) keep their study of Greek a deeply Spiritual experience.

The book includes fifty-two short devotions drawn from select passages throughout the Greek New Testament. A diverse group of authors, all experts in the area of New Testament Greek exegesis, offer a varied collection of devotions. . . . Each devotion draws students into translating a short passage and  understanding why this or that insight matters greatly for our life and ministry.

From the back cover.

The main point for each devotion in Devotions in the Greek New Testament comes from a careful reading of a passage in the Greek New Testament . . . The authors use a variety of exegetical approaches in these 52 devotions – grammatical, lexical, rhetorical, sociohistorical, and linguistic – and each devotion closes with a practical application.

These devotions were exegetically insightful, biblically and theologically rich, and spiritually edifying. This book was excellent, and I commend it highly for your devotional reading.

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