Shelf Life Book Review: Deeper into the Word

Stephen M. Vantassel

Deeper into the Word: Reflections on 100 Words from the New Testament
Bethany House, 2011

If your quiet time has become mundane, consider a devotional about New Testament words. In this volume, Keri Wyatt Kent discusses words central to Christian theology, such as anoint, Holy Spirit, grace and apostle.

Kent balances intellectual and practical concerns by including concepts related to spiritual development and mission with her word studies. Each entry takes only 3–5 minutes to read. Entries are organized alphabetically, allowing for a quick search of specific words, or a daily devotion that can be read sequentially.

Kent emphasizes how we should respond to the Bible. Whether you agree with her understanding or application of these terms, be prepared to be challenged. This book forces us to think about the extent to which we are following God.

Article courtesy of Bible Study Magazine published by Faithlife Corporation. Originally published in print, Vol. 3 No. 4