When Sparkling Unicorns Meet 1 Peter

Jen Wilkin | December 31, 2015


I’m a book lover. I have been for as long as I can remember. By the time eBooks made their appearance on the timeline of my life, I was far too addicted to the comforting weight and smell of a physical book to shift my habits to a digital reader, but I’m not a snob about it. More ways to read seems like a hopeful thing.

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of finishing a really good book. The best books leave us changed by the messages they impart, pulling us in from their opening pages, unfolding and adorning their themes, leaving us grateful and moved as we trace their final words. We know this is true of a classic penned by a human author, but it’s also true of the individual books that compose our Bibles. Each one is a treasure trove, yielding up its gifts according to its genre and context. These books, too, cry out to be read from beginning to end, unfolding and adorning their themes from first to final word. Yet we rarely study them on those terms.

Another Way to Study 

That’s why I write Bible studies the way that I do. Most of what Christians…


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