Which Bible passages are for us today and which only apply to the first audience or ancient readers? Can we just pick and choose for ourselves the verses we think fit our situation? Who gets to decide?In this book, Ray Lubeck helps readers correctly understand and relate the Bible to their lives. If you are serious about your relationship with God and committed to responding faithfully to His Word, this book is for you.Ray has devoted his life to helping people discover for themselves God s truth and see how it relates to their everyday, practical living.He will show you how to:Read each passage in its larger biblical contextUnderstand the effects of its literary styleRecognize the meaning of a textHear God speak through the Bible s human authorsIdentify the life-changing truths that apply to life todayBring pleasure to God by obeying His WordAs a college-level teacher, Ray realizes what it takes to hold the interest of students of the Bible. He uses illustrations, charts, stories, and everyday examples to make learning both fun and significant. This book will help you avoid the pitfalls and discover the truths that transform your life.