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Learn the Word Bible Survey Series Description

The Learn the Word Bible Survey Series unites thirty-seven esteemed Bible expositors and scholars, to accomplish one lofty task: to provide a user-friendly, theologically conservative, and financially affordable resource within the grasp of every serious student of the Word.
This series provides a big picture overview of all sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament, one chapter for each book. Each chapter begins with a concise introduction, followed by a carefully constructed outline and survey of each respective book. This survey highlights the most important concepts and explains the most difficult passages.

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A Labor of Love

Each of the 37 Bible expositors donated his time and expertise to the writing of this resource so that One hundred percent of the net proceeds can go to the Solid Foundation Scholarship Fund, which helps financially needy students attend a Word of Life Bible Institute.

You can be confident that your purchase of the Learn the Word Bible Survey Series will help you to know God’s Word better, while at the same time support God’s global work! 
Meet the Contributors

About the Editor

Paul D. Weaver is the Academic Dean of Word of Life Bible Institute. Prior to this, he was a professor of Bible and Theology for 13 years at the Word of Life Hungary Bible Institute. Eight of those years he was also the Bible Institute Director. Paul is a graduate of the WOL Bible Institute (Schroon Lake, NY). He also earned a BA from Appalachian Bible College in Theology, and a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, and Ph.D. in Bible Exposition at Baptist Bible Seminary (ABD).

Paul and his wife, Jill, love the opportunity to prepare future missionaries, pastors, teachers, and lay-leaders to serve the church of Jesus Christ. Paul is also passionate about providing high-quality Bible study resources, that are affordable, within the reach of anyone serious about studying God's Word.

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The 19 contributors of this series are comprised of college and seminary professors, as well as veteran pastors. All of these contributors serve as resident or adjunct faculty of Word of Life Bible Institutes internationally. Each one is committed to the inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture.

Charles Bethel, A.A., B.A., M.A., Ed.D. 
Assistant Professor 
Marshall University 
1 Peter 

Stephen Bramer, B.Th., Th.M., Ph.D. 
Dept. Chair and Prof. of Bible Exp.
Dallas Theological Seminary 
1 Timothy, 2 Timoth

Daniel Carfrey, B.A., Th.M., D.Min. 
Chairmen, Prof. of Pastoral Ministries 
Appalachian Bible College 

Thomas Constable, B.A., Th.M., Th.D. 
Senior Prof. Emeritus Bible Exposition 
Dallas Theological Seminary 
Luke, Acts 

Christopher Cone, B.S., M.B.S., Ph.D. 
Calvary Bible College and Theo. Sem. 
1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians 

Tom Davis, B.A., M.Div., D.Ed. 
Distinguished Professor 
Word of Life Bible Institute 

Rhome Dyck, B.A., Th.M. 
Founder, Director, 
Sacra Script Ministries 

Ed Glasscock, B.A., M.Div., Th.M., Th.D. 
Executive Director 
Xdoulos Ministries 

David James, B.A., M.A.B.S. 
Executive Director, Co-Founder 
Alliance for Biblical Integrity 

Alex Konya, B.A., M.Div., Th.M. 
European Director 
Word of Life Fellowship 
2 Peter 

Todd Meyerdirk, B.A., Th.M. 
Dean of Students 
Word of Life Bible Institute (Hungary) 

Eugene Pond, B.S., M.S., Th.M., Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Bible Exposition
Dallas Theological Seminary 
1 John 

Filipe Santos, Th.B., M.Div. 
Associate Executive Dean 
Word of Life Bible Institute (Hungary) 
Mark, Titus 

John Standard, B.A., Th.M. 
Senior Pastor 
Springfield Bible Church 
1 Corinthians 

Mark Strout, B.A., M.Min. 
Executive Dean 
Word of Life Global Bible Institute 

Stanley Toussaint, B.A., Th.M., Th.D. 
Senior Professor Emeritus of Bible 
Dallas Theological Seminary 

Paul Weaver, B.A., Th.M., Ph.D. 
Academic Dean
Word of Life Bible Institute 
James, Philemon, 2 John, 3 John, Jude 

Kevin Wilson, B.A., Th.M. 
Senior Pastor 
Bethel Memorial Church 

Steve Winget, B.A., M.Div. Th.M
Theological Education Teacher 
Assoc. of Baptists for World Evan. 
2 Corinthians

Introducing the Old Testament Books

Introducing the Old Testament Books

A Thorough but Concise Introduction for Proper Interpretation

Many introductions to the Old Testament are either too simple, not providing all the necessary information, or overly complicated and written at a level out of the reach of an average person without seminary training. This work is neither. The author is thorough, (providing over 500 footnotes), but at a level that is understandable, and in a concise manner.​

One of the great features of this book, not found in most other introductions, are the descriptions of archaeological discoveries (both sites and artifacts), which affirm the historicity of the Scriptures. Such an addition, will build your faith and strengthen your confidence in the inspired Word.

In this work, the author demonstrates his passion and commitment to provide high quality resources, at an affordable price, within the reach of anyone serious about studying God's Word.


Introducing the New Testament Books

A Thorough but Concise Introduction for Proper Interpretation

"People interested in understanding the Bible too often get overwhelmed and confused by what they read in the Scriptures. What they need is a guide to take them by the hand and lead them to the path of discovery. That is what Paul Weaver does in Introducing the New Testament. Making good use of his years of experience as a Bible teacher, Weaver organizes the details of the New Testament books into a coherent big picture, so that the Bible student can see the forest rather than getting lost in the individual trees. He is clear, concise, and yet not simplistic. This book will be a great help to many."

Dr. Daniel J. Estes
Distinguished Professor
Cedarville University

Introducing the Old Testament Books
Introducing the Old Testament Books

Introducing the Old and New Testament Books

A Thorough but Concise Introduction for Proper Interpretation

This volume is a combination of: Introducing the Old Testament Books, and Introducing the New Testament Books.

In addition to answering the questions of authorship, recipients, place, date, purpose and message, the author also presents a convincing biblical/conservative response to those critical of the Scriptures, answering such questions as:

  • how was the Pentateuch (Genesis-Deuteronomy) transmitted?
  • who was the Pharaoh of the exodus?
  • when did the exodus occur?
  • are the census numbers recorded in the book of Numbers accurate?
  • is the chronology of the kings recorded in the book of 1 & 2 Kings reliable?
  • does the book of Esther belong in the canon of Scripture?
  • is there more than one author of the book of Isaiah?
  • who was Darius the Mede (a character in the book of Daniel)?
  • is the story of Jonah historical?
  • how do the Gospels contain so much similar content

The author also addresses challenging subjects, such as:

  • the synoptic "problem"
  • the ending of the Gospel of Mark
  • the northern and southern Galatia theories
  • the genre of Hebrews
  • the slavific status of the readers of Hebrews
  • justification in the epistle of James
  • interpretive approaches to the book of 1 John
  • interpretive approaches to the book of Revelation

Charles C. Ryrie

The Man, His Ministry and His Method

Charles C. Ryrie is one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century, and his influence is not limited to North America. By virtue of the students he has taught, and the books he has written (which have been translated into over 20 languages), his impact has been global. This book investigates the life and writings of Charles C. Ryrie. It examines the formative years of Ryrie’s childhood, his education, and the influential figures in his life. It surveys the important roles in which Ryrie functioned: as a tenured professor, prolific writer, bold pioneer, ardent apologist, and ordained minister. Finally, it concludes by describing the hermeneutic he used, and the theological method he employed, resulting in the theological system for which he is famous (dispensationalism).

Introducing the Old Testament Books
Introducing the Old Testament Books

The Popular Encyclopedia of Church History

The Popular Encyclopedia of Church History is a part of the "Popular Encylopedia Series" produced by Harvest House Publisher. It provides a clear, user-friendly guide to understanding the key people, places, and events that shaped Christianity.

Paul Weaver has contributed four articles to The Popular Encyclopedia of Church History. The topics of the articles are:

  • Churches of Christ
  • Congregationalism
  • Jack Wyrtzen
  • Word of Life Fellowship