Author(s): Krish Kandiah
Welcome to Route 66, a journey to discover how the 66 books of the Bible help us to know God--and know how to live for Him. This book is packed with practical help to live your whole life guided by the whole of the Bible.
For many of us, there is a disconnect between the Bible we treasure and the book we struggle to read. We know the Bible is a lamp to our feet, honey on our lips, and the sword of the Spirit, equipping us for every good work. But sometimes the Bible feels more like a confusing collection of ancient texts filled with obscure laws Using the analogy of a trip, Route 66 unfolds how different passages of the Bible can help us travel through different passages of our life.
Route 66 works with the idea that there are eight identifiable genres within the Bible: narrative, law, psalm, prophecy, wisdom, gospel, epistle, and apocalyptic. Krish Kandiah introduces each in turn, explaining how to read them and how to apply their teaching to your life. He then provides five studies for each.
There are three ways you can use this book: on your own, with 40 daily Bible studies and a "travel journal" to record what God is teaching you; in a small group, with weekly study questions to supplement your personal reading; and with your church, using the eight sections of the book as a great sermon series.
Free supplemental materials, including a Church Leader's Guide and PowerPoint presentation have been produced for the major UK Christian festival Spring Harvest. These materials are available on the Spring Harvest website: www.springharvest.org/resources/route-66/
"One cannot travel a new way without a map. The map tells us the road to take. Route 66 is a wonderful map into experiencing the God of Scripture."
-Darrell Bock, Dallas Theological Seminary
Route 66 is a brilliant tool for getting people to engage with the whole grand arc of Scripture, but to do so by anchoring its message in real living, whether imaginatively, prophetically, infectiously etc. It's no mean feat to gather up the insights of scholars like Goldsworthy, Brueggemann, Fee and Vanhoozer and make them accessible to a new generation of Bible readers. And all the while, he insists we apply its truths to everyday missional living. A powerful tool.A" - Michael Frost, Morling College, Sydney, author of The Shaping of Things to Come For too many, the Bible is an irrelevant relic, a dusty, shelf-bound museum-piece only to be read (if at all) because of its alleged impact on western culture. How tragic! If only people would actually read it, they would see how far from fair most popular perceptions of it are. Krish Kandiah has offered a wonderfully fresh and trustworthy introduction to the rich, diverse treasure house that is the Bible. He doesn't take a predictable chronological route through the Bible - his intention is to offer tasters, teasers if you like, of the different genres and writers that make up this ancient anthology. As a result, even well-seasoned scripture readers will find surprises and refreshment. Route 66 never pretends to be comprehensive nor an end in itself. But it succeeds in doing precisely what Krish set out to do: to excite and stimulate the reader to delve wider and deeper within the Bible, and for that reason I warmly commend it.A" - Mark Meynall, Senior Associate Minister, All Souls, Langham Place, London
Dr Krish Kandiah is Director of Churches in Mission for the Evangelical Alliance. Previously he has worked as a tutor in theology at Oxford University, a church pastor in London and a missionary in Albania. He is a film buff, a fan of Liverpool FC, a husband, a father and a foster carer.