The stories of the Bible are often epic and inspiring. They provide windows into the nature of God and people, good and evil, and the raw dynamics of humanity as it engages with a broken world. The focus of this course is to find in biblical narrative a deep sense of who God is, what is the condition of fallen humanity, and what it looks like when broken people pursue or resist the God who made them. It will explore persons, personalities, cultures, and contexts to find real and legitimate application to life and godliness in this present time and place.
- Literary Structure of the Old Testament, David A. Dorsey, ISBN: 978-0801027932
- The Modern Preacher and the Ancient Text, Sidney Greidanus, ISBN: 978-0802803603
- Style And Structure In Biblical Hebrew Narrative, Jerome T. Walsh, ISBN: 978-0814658970
- The Art of Preaching Old Testament, Steven D. Mathewson, ISBN: 978-0801022968
- He Gave Us Stories: The Bible Student’s Guide to Interpreting Old Testament Narratives, Richard L. Pratt, Jr., ISBN: 978-0875523798