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Putting the Truth to Work

The Theory and Practice of Biblical Application

Direct Price: $24.99 $18.99
Format: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780875521701
Publication Date 04/10/01

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Ideal for pastors and professors, this book explains how to apply Scripture to daily life. It identifies four categories of application and shows how they function in doctrinal passages.


"A great book. There is not much written that deals thoughtfully and creatively with the theory and practice of applying Scripture to today's world. Dr. Doriani's volume is sweeping in scope, attractively written, broadly comprehensive, and packed with useful insight. No serious expository preacher will want to be without this volume."

D. A. Carson

"Significant fresh insights into the use of Scripture. Doriani lays an excellent foundation for a new 'science of application' or 'applicatory hermeneutics.' The book is also engaging, anticipating questions and concerns and dealing with them effectively."

John M. Frame

"What a gift to Bible students! Dan Doriani has written a much needed antidote to the spurious belief that if one has knowledge of Scripture, one has it right. A 'dirt under the fingernails' book for people who are tired of knowing more than they apply, it could change your life and your church."

Steve Brown

"As a splendid preacher and brilliant scholar, Doriani expertly and practically helps fill in the long-standing gap in our understanding of how to move from biblical interpretation to real-life application."

Bryan Chapell

"Doriani's book will help pastors and teachers apply Scripture in a biblically sound but relevant manner. This is the best instruction on application I have seen."

Jerry Bridges


The Author

Daniel M. Doriani

Daniel M. Doriani

Daniel M. Doriani (MDiv, PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary; STM, Yale Divinity School; Research Fellow, Yale University) is professor of theology and vice president at Covenant Theological Seminary. He is the founder and president of The Center for Faith and Work, St. Louis; a member of the Council of The Gospel Coalition; and a regular blogger. He was also a lead pastor for fifteen years.