"The book is intensely practical. A joy to read " -William Webb "This book fills a hole in the literature of biblical interpretation." -Doug Groothuis "The material in this book dramatically impacted my personal life and ministry." -Lisa Harper "It is a breathtaking resource for contemporary church." -Isaias Uaene "You need to read this book. It will not give you cookie-cutter answers." -Gordon Oeste "Practical and proven steps that equip us to joyfully and carefully work through unclear Bible passages and difficult life situations." -Joyce Schroeder "Our families need your book." -Steve Garcia Ever feel lost or stuck when reading and trying to apply the Bible? You're not alone At the heart of this book is the question, "How do you bring the wisdom of the Bible to address a specific problem when the Bible does not give a clear answer, or where the situation is radically different from that in the Bible?" If you ever wrestle with this question, then this book is for you. In this book, you will learn how to: - Better understand ancient passages from the Bible - Bring controversial passages into your life with confidence - Work together to create a flourishing community of joy - Reveal the kingdom to your friends and neighbors in life-giving ways - Make better decisions using the Bible James Howard (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of Dillon Community Church in Dillon, Colorado. He teaches annually at colleges and conferences in Nepal and Mozambique. He has experience in higher education, organizational leadership, and board leadership. He also currently teaches in the Doctor of Ministry program at Denver Seminary and is the author of Paul, the Community, and Progressive Sanctification. He has four grown children. He and his wife Nancy live in Dillon, Colorado. Learn more about Jim at www.jimhoward.net.