The Complete Topical Guide to the Bible (Paperback)
The Complete Topical Guide to the Bible provides Scripture references, definitions, and cross-references for the study of the Bible by topic. The topical approach differs significantly from the lexical approach of a concordance, and a topical guide is an essential supplement to a concordance. While a concordance is limited to the connection of biblical passages in which the same word appears, the topical approach identifies and connects all of the underlying concepts related to a topic. A concordance would not yield John 3:16 for a study of grace because the word grace does not appear in the verse, but The Complete Topical Guide to the Bible includes John 3:16 for grace because it's an essential verse on the topic. The topics in this resource include biblical, doctrinal, and historical subjects, and they are organized into nine major categories: God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, creation, humanity, sin and salvation, God's people, the life of the believer, and the last things. In addition to the great themes of the biblical message, practical issues of Christian living are also included.
Martin H. Manser is a professional reference-book editor. Since 1980 he has compiled or edited more than two hundred reference books in the areas of English language and Bible reference. He has also written or edited books on writing, business, and time management.Alister E. McGrath is Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford and president of the Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including the award-winning The Passionate Intellect: Christian Faith and the Discipleship of the Mind.J. I. Packer (1926-2020), considered one of the most influential evangelicals in North America, was the Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. His many books include Knowing God and Keep in Step with the Spirit.Donald J. Wiseman (d. 2010) was a renowned archaeologist and Assyriologist who took part in excavations in Iran, Syria, Turkey, and Israel. He also wrote several commentaries on the Old Testament and was involved in the translation of the New International Version of the Bible.