Talking Back to the Bible: A Historian's Approach to Bible Study

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Talking Back to the Bible: A Historian's Approach to Bible Study
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Talking Back to the Bible
by Dr. Edward G. Simmons

Winner of the 2017 Illumination Book Award for Spirituality

In a fascinating rumination, Edward G. Simmons combines a lifetimes experiences and biblical research in a voice that is as comfortable and welcoming as if one was seated in an easy chair in his study. With his fierce intellect and honesty, Simmons layers his philosophical lessons with personal insights and the latest discoveries of science.

The audience, I hope, will be anyone who enjoys studying the Bible and prefers seeking new and challenging insights rather than devotional rehashing of traditional messages. Pastors, scholars, students, and anyone in quest of spiritual insight through Bible study should find these conversations entertaining, challenging, and inspirational. My hopes would be met if such readers found the insights presented here did indeed promote a stronger sense of relationship with God.” - Edward G. Simmons


About the Author:

Dr. Edward G. Simmons was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1943. A graduate of Mercer University, he earned both an M.A. and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Simmons taught history at Appalachian State University until he was drafted to serve during the Vietnam era. Stationed in California then Georgia, he served in the Air Force.

Following his military tenure, Dr. Simmons became an expert in the field of organizational management as a result of thirty-four years of service for the Georgia Department of Human Resources, during which, in addition to consulting for top-level managers in various state organizations, he also continued to teach history part time at local colleges.

(2016, Paperback, 294 pages)