qInterpretation Bible Studies (IBS) offers solid biblical content in a creative study format. Forged in the tradition of the celebrated Interpretation commentary series, IBS makes the same depth of biblical insight available in a dynamic, flexible, and user-friendly resource. Designed for adults and older youth, Interpretation Bible Studies can be used in small groups, in church school classes, in large groups presentations, or in personal study. Each volume focuses on ten key passages from a book of the Bible and can serve as the basis for a ten-session study or be easily modified for shorter or longer schedules. Featuring maps, illustrations, definitions of key terms, interesting biblical facts, questions for reflection or discussion, as well as a leader's guide in each book with suggestions for group use, IBS combines a great heritage of scholarship with a fresh approach to biblical study.q--BOOK JACKET.There is not a structured theme or teaching focus to each unit that must be followed for IBS to be used. ... professional and volunteer church educators revealed that their number-one concern was that Bible study materials be teacher -friendly. ... can shape the lessons creatively, responding to the needs of the group and employing a wide variety of teaching methods. ... Given the opportunity, most adults and young people relish the chance to talk about the kind of issues raised in IBS.
|Title||:||Esther and Ruth|
|Author||:||Patricia K. Tull|
|Publisher||:||Westminster John Knox Press - 2003|