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In this age of diminishing biblical literacy, here is practical help to just read what is written and enjoy it!

As one author wrote in 1907: “The Bible is not enjoyed because the Bible is not understood.” More than a century later, the situation has vastly deteriorated. In the US, almost 40% of Americans who have a Bible never open it! In the UK it is worse, with 60% of Church of English followers never reading the Bible.

This book has 18 powerful chapters by Peter Wade with many examples from the wisdom of a lifetime of Bible teaching. The final chapter is an Introduction to Figures of Speech for those who want to dig deeper.

“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4 ESV).

You can read various chapters of the book in our online blog.

2nd Edition, Revised and Enlarged from the Kindle edition, with three new chapters!

Paperback, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 88 pages
Published by Positive Word Ministries Inc.
ISBN: 9780909362560

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The first edition is available as a Kindle book. See our eBook section.


First Words
1    The Lord is My Shepherd
2   The Joy and Rejoicing of my Heart
3   God’s Thoughts and Our Thoughts
4   Man Shall Not Live by Ice Cream Alone
5   There’s More than One Way to Read the Bible
6   Don’t Lose what God Reveals to You
7   Is Every Promise in the Book Mine?
8   The Address on the Envelope
9   A Steady Stream of Words
10   The Training of the Twelve
11   The Young Church in Action
12   Paul, the Letter Writer 
13   Big Words and Little Words
14   You and the Box
15   God’s Perfect Word
16   Tools for the Worker
17   “I’ll make every word I give you come true”
Appendix: Figures of Speech—An Introduction
Bible Acknowledgements
Bible Abbreviations Used


Thanks for the insight on this most inspiring section of God’s Word [see chapter 1]. You truly are the master teacher and I keep learning from you! — RL, San Diego CA
     Thank you, Peter. What a beautiful, encouraging word, to read the word as a love letter from our Dear Lord! [see chapter 5]. I will be sharing this with my friends. — Joan, internet
     Because many Christians have found the Bible to be too difficult to understand, they have turned to Christian books relating personal experience as their main meal. I think this teaching would be helpful and might woo them back to the Bible [see chapter 13]. — IB, Walnut Creek CA.
     Wow… thanks!!! concerning all that you wrote here [see chapter 14]… — Anna, internet