Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People


Exodus For Normal People

By Nick Striegel

by Pete Enns

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Exodus for Normal People is a brief guide to reading (spoiler alert) the book of Exodus and what biblical scholars tend to say about it. This book isn’t only about deliverance. In fact, it’s not even primarily about deliverance; instead, it’s about God and why this God delivers in the first place. In this book, Peter Enns lets the theology of Exodus shine through a bit more clearly, even if it thwarts conventional assumptions.

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How the Bible Actually Works by Peter Enns

How the Bible Actually Works

By Shay Bocks

February 2019, HarperOne.

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How the Bible Actually Works makes clear that there is no one right way to read the Bible. Moving us beyond the damaging idea that “being right” is the most important measure of faith, Enns’s freeing approach to Bible study helps us to instead focus on pursuing enlightenment and building our relationship with God—which is exactly what the Bible was designed to do.

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Genesis for Normal People by Peter Enns and Jared Byas

Genesis For Normal People

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

by Pete Enns and Jared Byas. 2nd Edition.

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Given the fever-pitched controversies about evolution, Adam and Eve, and scientific evidence for the Flood, the average person might feel intimidated by the book of Genesis. But behind the heady debates is a terrific story-one that anyone can understand, and one that has gripped people for ages.

If you are not a Bible scholar but want to be able to read Genesis and understand its big picture, this brief, witty book is the guide you’ve been waiting for. Clear summaries and thought-provoking questions provide direction for personal reflection and group discussion.

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The Evolution of Adam, 10th Anniversary Edition

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Baker, 2021

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Can Christianity and evolution coexist? Traditional Christian teaching presents Jesus as reversing the effects of the fall of Adam. But an evolutionary view of human origins doesn’t allow for a literal Adam, making evolution seemingly incompatible with what Genesis and the apostle Paul say about him. For Christians who both accept evolution and want to take the Bible seriously, this can present a faith-shaking tension.

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Inspiration & Incarnation (10th Anniversary Edition)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Baker Academic, 2015

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This study is focused on lay evangelical readers and suggests a reconsideration of their notion of Scripture in light of commonly accepted conclusions of biblical scholarship over the past several generations. My concern is to help readers whose faith has been challenged by critical studies, and I suggest that evangelical faith would be well served by moving beyond a predominantly defensive doctrine of Scripture to develop a positive view that seriously engages contemporary critical scholarship. My proposal is to employ an “incarnational” model of Scripture—one that recognizes and affirms both the divine and human aspects of the Bible.

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The Sin of Certainty

The Sin of Certainty

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

April 2016, HarperOne.

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The Sin of Certainty models an acceptance of mystery and paradox that all believers can follow and why God prefers this path because it is only this way by which we can become mature disciples who truly trust God. It gives Christians who have known only the demand for certainty permission to view faith on their own flawed, uncertain, yet heartfelt, terms.

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