By the title of this post no hyperbole is intended. it is only meant that the Bible is not to be read casually but with the aid of the Spirit. Similar to Pauline injunction with regards to the Holy Communion (1 Cor.11:27-30) one need apply great care to receive divine guidance from the passage one reads daily. Best way is to read is with the aid of the Spirit. Marginalia is part of my Word ministry since He revealed His grace in so many ways and I wrote it wholly by His grace: from the experience I witness that God did refresh me despite my failing vision and ageing body. It was thus in 2015 everyday for three months. I required one year to arrive at the final shape. I owe the Spirit for his unfailing power to have led me through the paces. I could complete yet another book in the series. I have left my third book half way in order to concentrate on publishing the present book.
Marginalia, a concise guide to the Bible in two volumes in paperback and Kindle available through Amazon.com
Author: Benny Thomas
The book is the result of the author’s spiritual experience of 70+ years.
How this book can help a Bible Student?
Marginalia helps the reader bear in mind the person and deity of Jesus Christ as holding the centre of gravity of the divine Will so everything else in the Scriptural narrative falls in place as one unified whole. It helps him from being distracted by sideshows which are but a shadow. This makes the role of the Spirit very vital in order to get the best out of the Bible. We have the testimony of Jesus of the role of the Spirit. “He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you (Jn.16: 14)”.
When we speak Father of lights what does that mean? The light of the Son shall have quality of life which is the light of life (Jn.8:12). Similarly Holy Spirit as Inspiration of God instructs each believer into righteousness. He throws light so the reader can be helped into spirit of truth. His is laser light with which he glorifies role of the Son in the Scripture. The thrust of Marginalia therefore is to throw light on the Bible consequently as from laser than with an ordinary flashlight. In literal interpretation there is a danger of following incoherent light and the number of heresies still current owe to such misreading of the Scripture. With laser light of the Spirit it is hoped that this concise guide shall reveal to the reader the role of Jesus Christ as fulfillment of the Will and the Way to lead them to the rest that God himself has entered.
Finally the author’s faith-based approach is to show the inerrancy of the Bible (1Co.2: 5).
Marginalia, a concise guide to the Bible puts up guideposts so a student can safely navigate through the entire Scripture effortlessly. This serves as a Bible Study Help and not a substitute for the word of God.
Vol.1 148 pages priced $7.00
Vol-2 265 pages $14.25
e-books/kindle available priced vol. 1
120 pages $3.85 vol-2 200 pages $5.06 Amazon/Kobo/Barnes&Noble/google play, Apple i-book etc.,