The Bible in Dialogue series invites readers to identify with a cast member as they explore the text with others in study or worship. Annotated notes encourage discussion and study questions assist the reader or readers in applying God’s Word to their lives. Pastors and laity alike are likely to appreciate the freshness and uniqueness of The Bible in Dialogue.
Sample of Biblical material placed in Dialogue
Matthew Chapter 22
The great commandment, 22.34-40
(Mk 12.28-34; Lk 10.25-28)
Matthew. 34When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they (M)(gathered together, 35and one of them, a lawyer,) asked him a question to test him.
Lawyer. 36“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?”
Matthew. 37He said to them,
Moses. (D)(“‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind’ e)
Jesus. (M)(38This is the greatest and first commandment.) 39And a second is like it:
Moses. (P)(‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself. ’f)
Jesus. 40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”