101 - What Is The Bible
Do you ever find yourself confused when you read the Bible? Have you ever wondered what is the Bible? How did it come to us? Who decided what got in and what was left out? Do you ever struggle at times to find relevance when you read the Bible? Have you ever felt frustrated or discouraged when you read it?
In 2017 Lifeway published a study that said, “Americans love the Bible, but they don’t read it.” The usual solution: read the Bible. Reading the Bible, however, doesn’t solve the problem because we find it confusing, intimidating, and frustrating.
This course will help you understand the Bible, how it was written and how to implement it into your daily living.
Marc Turnage holds an MA in Ancient Judaism and the Origins of Christianity from Jerusalem University College. He is currently finishing his PhD in the Land of Israel Studies Department at Bar Ilan University located in Ramat Gan, Israel, under the supervision of Professor Esther Eshel. Marc has taught graduate and undergraduate students at several universities in the United States and abroad.
Marc moved to Israel to study because he felt that the issues of spatial, historical, cultural, and spiritual settings played a vital role in how we read the Bible. While studying in Israel, he fell in love with the lands of the Bible. He has been guiding groups through Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Italy for over twenty years. Marc is a highly sought-after guide and teacher and routinely trains and lectures local tour guides about guiding Christian groups. He is passionate about leading biblical tours that deliver the very finest experience and helping people understand how to read the Bible.
Marc has published widely for both academic and popular audiences. His most recent book, Windows Into the Bible, was named by Outreach Magazine one of its top 100 Christian living resources. Marc is a widely sought-after speaker, and a gifted teacher. He resides in Springfield, MO with his family.