Product Description The Bible is the inspired Word of God, and over the centuries it has changed peopleâs lives and led them to God. Yet sometimes it can be a difficult book to understand. The culture in which the Bible was written is so different from our own that at times we struggle to understand what it means or how it is relevant to our modern lives. In this 14-session video Bible study (DVD/digital sold separately),Â Bible professors John Walton and Mark Strauss give you the background you need to successfully understand even the difficult parts of the Word of God. They provide an overview of the Bibleâs key themes, show what the teachings meant to the people at the time, and explain how those teachings apply to your life today. By the end, you will have a greater understanding of Scripture, know how all the books work together, and understand what God has done to make a way for you to come to him. This study guide includes: Group discussion questions and notes to help you get the most out of the fourteen video sessions in A Brief Study of the Bible Video Study An overview of each book of the Bible and a daily reading plan Between-sessions Scripture passages, reading tips, and key stories to help you dig into the content Additional facts to help you understand the situations behind the story Sessions include: Introduction GenesisâExodus LeviticusâDeuteronomy Joshuaâ1 Samuel 2 Samuelâ2 Kings 1 ChroniclesâNehemiah EstherâPsalm 90 Psalm 91âSong of Songs IsaiahâLamentations EzekielâMalachi Matthew MarkâActs 8 Acts 9âPhilemon HebrewsâRevelation Designed for use withÂ A Brief Survey of the Bible Video StudyÂ (sold separately). About the Author John H. Walton (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Chronological and Background Charts of the Old Testament; Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context; Covenant: Godâs Purpose, Godâs Plan; The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament; and A Survey of the Old Testament. Mark Strauss (PhD, Aberdeen) is professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary in San Diego. He has written The Davidic Messiah in Luke-Acts; Distorting Scripture?: The Challenge of Bible Translation and Gender Accuracy; Luke in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary series; and Mark in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament.