Applying God’s Word More Fully in Your Life by Edward D. Andrews
Andrews, Edward D. Applying God’s Word More Fully in Your Life: How to Broaden and Deepen Your Understanding of God’s Word. Cambridge: Bible-Translation.Net Books, 2012. 296 pp. $14.95. Purchase at Amazon.
Edward is the President and CEO of the Bible Translation Magazine. This online magazine was started due to a conversation he had with a few co-workers, at their invitation to discuss the Bible. That conversation turned out to be a full-frontal assault on the Bible to which Ed had no answers. The magazine exists for the “everyday Christian” to be able to defend the Bible as the inerrant Word of God. You can spend hours on his website and still not exhaust all of the information available.
Divided into 16 chapters with two appendices, Andrews explains to the reader the importance of studying and applying God’s Word. Chapter one lays a foundation for fully trusting in the Bible as being divinely written with chapter two offering a challenge to seek after God. The third chapter looks at the person of Christ with four and five explaining the necessity of salvation in Christ alone. The rest of the book offers point by point applications for the Christian on issues such as baptism, living a life of holiness, worry and stress, and the importance of love. Each chapter concludes with a “Questions for Meditation” section that aid the reader in applying what they are reading both in the book and in the Bible.
Despite some editorial errors, Applying God’s Word is an excellent resource to offer a new Christian. Though not exhaustive, this work is very thorough. There are many facets of walking with Christ that are confusing and often not explained to the young Christian. Edward helps to ease that problem. The book is written more in a Sunday School fashion than an author writing from a desk never having actually dealt with these issues in real life.
While reading this work, you will feel as though he is answering the question you want to ask and then having a conversation based upon his answer. Truly, Andrews has written a fine work that will be used by God for many young believers wondering just how they should apply this huge book called the Bible to their lives when there is a 2 1/2 century gap.
This is an excellent resource to have on hand when someone comes to you and asks “why?” While Edward D. Andrews may not be a household name in many apologetic circles, he certainly has the education and knowledge to be included. Reading this work will help you to do just what the title says, “Apply God’s Word More Fully in Your Life.”