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There is one constant in my spiritual life: I (Chong) love digging into God’s Word. I often ask questions when I read Scripture. What does this mean? Why is it phrased this way? Why did the author use this word, and not that, here? Why did the characters behave the way they did? What cultural context am I missing? It’s a joy to learn new insights from the Bible. I find the Bible often challenges my preconceived notions and comfortable ideas. 

What about you? Are you ready to dive deeper into the riches of Scripture? Don't miss the limited-time opportunity to download our latest PDF book, Engaging Scripture. It’s a collection of previously published articles by The Banner to deepen your understanding and relationship with the Word. This PDF book aims to provide clarity and insight into the trustworthiness, interpretation, and practical application of Scripture.

In a world where information is abundant and perspectives vary widely, engaging with Scripture holds unparalleled significance. It's not merely about reading words on a page; it's about delving deep into the timeless wisdom, relevance, and transformative power of the Word. The articles in Engaging Scripture will take you on a multifaceted journey, exploring the importance of Scripture engagement from various angles.

The first part of the PDF book will explore the question of trusting Scripture. Before we can fully engage with Scripture, we must establish a foundation of trust. Questions about the reliability of the Bible or the presence of contradictions can create doubt and uncertainty. Through insightful and thought-provoking articles, our PDF book addresses these concerns head-on, reinforcing the trustworthiness of Scripture and providing clarity amidst the noise.

The second part moves to articles about interpreting Scripture and navigating their complexity. The Bible is a rich tapestry of stories, teachings, and insights, but interpreting its message isn't always straightforward. Different cultural contexts, literary genres, and historical backgrounds add layers of complexity to our understanding. Engaging Scripture equips readers with the tools needed to navigate this complexity, offering guidance on reading well, avoiding misinterpretation, and approaching challenging passages with wisdom and humility.

Finally, the third part shares helpful articles on using Scripture: applying wisdom to life. Engagement with Scripture doesn't stop at interpretation; it extends to application in our daily lives. The articles in this section explore the practical implications of Scripture, showing how its timeless truths can shape our decisions, relationships, and priorities. From family devotions to ethical dilemmas, Engaging Scripture demonstrates the relevance of God's Word in various areas of life.

The Banner team hopes this PDF book will be a blessing to all who read it and are embarking on the journey of engaging Scripture. It's a journey that requires openness, curiosity, and a willingness to wrestle with challenging questions.

Visit to learn more and embark on this enriching journey of engaging Scripture from various angles. Together, let's discover ways to engage Scripture.

By Shiao Chong and Roshani Morton


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