Creative Bible Teaching

August 24, 2019 - Comment

Are you a bridge builder?Communicating the Scriptures is much like building a bridge. However, instead of ravines or rivers, the teacher must span both cultural boundaries and great gulfs of time between the present and the past of Moses, David, Jesus, and Paul. God’s Word is “living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword” (Hebrews

Are you a bridge builder?

Communicating the Scriptures is much like building a bridge. However, instead of ravines or rivers, the teacher must span both cultural boundaries and great gulfs of time between the present and the past of Moses, David, Jesus, and Paul.

God’s Word is “living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword” (Hebrews 4:12). It is contemporary and relevant. But it is the teacher who has the task of helping the student to see its vast treasures. This is no easy task, but it can be done through creative Bible teaching.

Together, Richards and Bredfeldt have written a book on bridge-building that reveals a detailed five-step process by which Christian educators can construct a bridge across time, geography, and culture.

Simple, clear, and memorable, the method laid out in Creative Bible Teaching gives a sure-fire way to communicate God’s Word in a way that sticks.

Comments

Anonymous says:

Not the original book written by Lawrence O. Richards I bought Lawrence O. Richards’ book more than 30 years ago when I was in Hong Kong. I enjoyed it tremendously. In 2009, while I was in the United States, I bought the book again because the original book was not with me. I didn’t have time to read it, until now. I’ve found it’s a different book, revised by Gary J. Bredfeldt. More methodical, which is its strength. One important chapter from the original book is missing though. That chapter missing was a sample teaching in a real classroom led…

Anonymous says:

Your Head, Your Heart, Your Hands. “Creative Bible Teaching” goes beyond teaching the Bible as information. It is vital to help the student leap the gap between the Biblical world and today’s world. To do this, one must first begin with the bridge principle; it is the big idea in a passage expressed in today’s terms. Then one should state the pedagogical idea; apply the idea to the needs of the students. One should ask, “How do I want my student to change?” Bloom identifies three different areas of learning. First is…

Anonymous says:

Great book for learning how to teach! This book was a great help with my class Principles of Bible teaching. I learned so much from the techniques & information that Mr. Richards talked about. It has helped me in developing messages for the Youth at my church. I am the youth Minister and prior to using this book for a class I was unable to coordinate my messages in an organized fashion. Mr. Richards teaches the HB LT method: hook, book , look, took; and it is phenomenal! Anyone who is becoming a minister or preacher or even just a…

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