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What Is the Bible?

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Format: Booklet
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781596387119
Publication Date 09/04/13

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God's Word is the sword we wield in our day-to-day spiritual warfare—which means our beliefs about it are of practical importance! Losing confidence in the power and authority of Scripture can devastate us and leave us wide open to attack.

Here Guy Prentiss Waters invites readers to get a handle on the Word of God. Defining terms such as revelation, inspiration, and inerrancy, he clears away common misconceptions about them. By addressing leading objections that Christians encounter today, he equips us to assess and respond to criticisms of this vital doctrine.

Basics of the Faith booklets introduce readers to basic Reformed doctrine and practice. On issues of church government and practice they reflect that framework—otherwise they are suitable for all church situations.


“Guy Waters’s answer to the foundational question, ‘What is the Bible?,’ is a theological gem. It sparkles with clarity, delighting the heart of faith.”

—Peter A. Lillback, President, Westminster Theological Seminary

“This booklet must be read by every church member and believed by every church officer for the health of the church and the advance of Christ's cause.”

—Sean Michael Lucas, Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church


The Author

Guy Prentiss Waters

Guy Prentiss Waters

Guy Prentiss Waters (BA, University of Pennsylvania; MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary; PhD, Duke University) is professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. At Duke, he studied under Richard B. Hays and E. P. Sanders, two leading expositors of the New Perspectives on Paul. Dr. Waters is the author of Justification and the New Perspective on Paul: A Review and Response. He is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in America. He is also a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Institute of Biblical Research.