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The letter to the Hebrews is a challenging document for our multi-faith age with its stress on the uniqueness of Jesus Christ in his person and work. In its call to come to Jesus 'outside the camp' it reminds us of the need for sacrifice in the Christian church.
Yet it is full of the assurance of hope in Christ. In its context and in its relevance for today Hebrews brings a special word to all who are in danger of losing heart or choosing the easy way in life. This book comes with a spiritual health warning!
Although the Bible can seem incomprehensible, the Opening Up the Bible series is designed to provide a basic grounding and introduction to the individual books within it. These simple (but not simplistic) tools will help individuals and small groups understand God’s Word, no matter what background or knowledge they already have.
Each volume takes you section-by-section through the covered book, opening up God's word with wisdom, insight, and practical application. Additionally, the "For Further Study" points at the end of a section provide guidance to other areas of scripture that further illuminate the lesson, and the "To Think About and Discuss" section provides thought-provoking questions that can be used by both individuals and groups to gain understanding and apply the subject matter to life today.
Philip Hacking is a retired Anglican minister, vicar of Christ Church Fulwood, Sheffield, for almost thirty years and rector of St Thomas’s Edinburgh for the previous ten years. He is former chairman of the Keswick Convention, of Word Alive (Spring Harvest) and of Reform (action group within the Church of England). He is married to Margaret with two children and five grandchildren. In retirement, he has a wide itinerant preaching ministry and is an occasional author.