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Recommended Reading on the Art and Science of Biblical Interpretation

Posted On May 8, 2017

Recommended Reading on the Art and Science of Biblical Interpretation

This season at Servants of Grace, we’ve been considering Hermeneutics: the art and science of biblical interpretation. We are living in a time where many people—though Bibles are a plenty—are biblically illiterate, and don’t know how to interpret the Bible. With this issue of Theology for Life Magazine, it was our hope that readers would grow, not only in their understanding of how to interpret the Bible, but also the greater redemptive storyline of Scripture

If you’ve found this subject interesting and want to study the issue further, please check out the recommended reading list below. These books are at the top of this genre in both excellence and readability.

Doctrine of Scripture:

  • Knowing Scripture by R.C. Sproul
  • How to Get the Most from God’s Word by John MacArthur
  • Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney
  • Jesus on Every Page by David Murray
  • The Inspiration and Authority of the Bible by B.B. Warfield.


  • Preaching and Preachers by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  • Christ-Centered Preaching by Bryan Chapell
  • Between Two Worlds: The Challenge of Preaching Today by John Stott.
  • How to Preach Biblically by John Macarthur and the Master’s Seminary Faculty
  • Feed my Sheep: A Passionate Plea for Preaching Edited by Don Kistler.
  • On The Preparation and Delivery of Sermons by John Broadus.
  • Lectures to My Students by Charles Spurgeon
  • Preaching Christ in All of Scripture by Ed Clowney
  • Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture by Graeme Goldsworthy

Good Study Bibles:

  • English Standard Version (ESV) Study Bible
  • Reformation Study Bible
  • MacArthur Study Bible
  • ESV Readers Bibles

In Christ,

Dave Jenkins
Executive Editor of Theology for Life Magazine

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