Nearly all believers read a translation of the original texts of the Bible, yet few understand the complex art and scholarship unique to Bible translation. The importance of Bible translation in historic and contemporary Christianity cannot be overstated, with millions around the globe reading and studying the Bible in their own language. Our guest, a notable translation expert, will answer a wide range of questions about this the process and reliability of this endeavor so essential to the core Christian faith. Questions like: What makes Bible versions different from one another? What should be the goal of translation? When, why, and how were chapters and verses introduced into the Bible? Join us to hear the answer to these questions and more.
Discover the riches of abundant life that pain and illness can never take away in this encouraging devotional full of hard-won insights and powerful biblical inspiration. Our guest has written from the midst of her own long-term illness to give you hope wherever you are on your journey with medical issues. Whether you are facing a new diagnosis, mysterious pain, or any other illness, you can go from being a victim to being victorious through God's sustaining love. Far from suggesting you must "have faith and get over it," she will validate your suffering while offering sustaining hope for your soul.
Mark L. Strauss (Ph.D., Aberdeen) is University Professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary San Diego, where he has served since 1993. Dr. Strauss is the author/coauthor of 20 books and many articles, and editor/co-editor of about 40 volumes, with expertise in Gospels, Hermeneutics and Bible Translation. He serves as Vice Chair of the Committee on Bible Translation for the New International Version and as an associate editor for the NIV Study Bible. He is also Bible study teacher at the Church at Rancho Bernardo and serves on the board of Bible Study Fellowship. His professional memberships include the Society of Biblical Literature, the Institute for Biblical Research and the Evangelical Theological Society.
Andrea Herzer is intimately acquainted with the hardships that accompany debilitating health issues, having spent the last twenty years with multiple illnesses, including complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Andrea’s compassionate writing helps others discover the riches of God’s sustaining love amid pain and suffering. She has also served as a Bible study leader, Children’s Ministry Director, Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Coordinator, and MOPS small group leader. Her devotionals have been read everywhere from her church pulpit to a radio station in Ghana, Africa. You can find her work on Christianity Today, iBelieve, Crosswalk, and OnePlace websites. One of her greatest joys is interacting with members of her Facebook group Abundant Life for Abundant Illness. She is passionate about building others up in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ by providing them with practical tools to embrace spiritual abundance.