Logos Free Book – Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes (IVP, 2012)

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the BibleThe Logos Bible Software “Free book of the Month” for April is E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien, Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible (IVP, 2012). You may recall their recent Paul Behaving Badly (IVP 2016). When I reviewed that book several people told me they had read Misreading Scripture and found it to be an excellent and challenging book. In my own teaching I have always tried to set the text in the proper context, not only the context of the Bible but also the proper cultural context. This book is a good introduction to some of the important cultural and social realities an informed Bible reader needs to understand in order to read the Bible without imposing modern, western assumptions on the ancient, eastern text.

In addition to the free book, Logos is offering Christopher A. Hall’s Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers (IVP, 1996).  EDIT: Logos changed the “almost free book of the month” to Kenneth Bailey’s  Jesus through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels.  This is an excellent book which sets Jesus’s life and ministry into its cultural context. It is also a great companion volume to Misreading Scripture.

Until April 30, you can enter (several times) to win the 29-volume set of Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture Complete Set Updated Edition (ACCS).

Since Logos Basic is now free, there is really no excuse for not adding these two excellent books to your Logos library.

3 thoughts on “Logos Free Book – Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes (IVP, 2012)

  1. Reblogged this on These things are written and commented:
    Although today is 1 April, you can accept as entirely truthful the claim that there is indeed a new opportunity to get a very useful book free for Logos, and another one at a low cost. Phil Long’s post tells you all you need to know!

  2. As “Bible-believing Evangelical Christians”
    we have been trained to misread scripture through PAUL’S eyes…..
    And we define the very word and concept of “Scripture” using PAUL’S words alone, misinterpreted, out of context…..
    2 Timothy 3:16, ignoring the previous verse, 2 Timothy 3:15…FIFTEEN.

    For the Most Important Commandment,
    we have been trained to heed PAUL’S voice, Galatians 5:14 and Romans 13:8-10,
    while we ignore Jesus’ specific teaching which contradicts Paul’s teaching, in Matthew 22 and Mark 12….

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