Saturday, January 15, 2011
DEEPER INTO THE WORD by Keri Wyatt Kent - BOOK REVIEW
Finally, a practical, easy to read reference book for every Christian desiring to delve a bit deeper into the meanings of New Testament words. One does not require a theological education to understand the nuances of Greek words, as Keri demonstrates so clearly.
In her new book, Keri Wyatt Kent presents us with reflections on 100 words from the New Testament clearly and simply, but in a way which will deepen our understanding of biblical passages. Keri lists the words alphabetically, and each entry is insightful yet concise. She also includes an appendix of helpful websites for those who wish to dig deeper, as well as an alphabetical index to the Greek words, together with the page(s) on which they are found in her book.
From the back cover: A fresh look at the words within the Word. Words matter. God cares about them and so should we. Going a little deeper into the Bible's words can make an old passage new again, enriching your understanding of God's message to his children. Why was this word chosen rather than that one? What does it imply in its original language that you can't see in English? And without knowing Greek, how can you learn to explore the details of God's Word for yourself? Keri Wyatt Kent provides a fresh encounter with the most important words of the New Testament.
I was delighted to pick up this book and to discover how readable it is. Keri explains the meaning and its usage in the biblical context in such a clear way. I recommend this book as a welcome addition to anyone's library for ready reference, as well as to be read devotionally. Each entry is short, yet packed with meaning and practical application. My copy is sitting beside my Bible, at the ready when I need a meaning clarified, or when I want to pick up a book for devotional reading. Hopefully Keri will now write a similar book of reflections on Hebrew words in their Old Testament context!
For more information about Keri, check her website, http://www.keriwyattkent.com/. You may also follow her on Facebook.
"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".