This actually a very encouraging book to read. It is not ‘heavy’ – by which I mean laden with academic words – although it is thorough – and it is not just intellectual but encourages the reader to read the Bible with BOTH the heart and mind. The point is that the process of reading scripture should be a process of steady change, excitement at interacting with God’s word and coming to a real understanding which penetrates into our Spirit. Longman gives solid advice on how to study the Bible and goes through each genre of scripture explaining how to read it and handle it.
This is an ideal book for someone who has become a Christian and is desperate to get into the Bible. To give such a believer this book will help them as the get into scripture.