Why Genre Matters When Reading the Bible

The Bible is the unified story of God’s relationship with and redemption of humankind. It’s one story told through 66 different books and these books are written in different styles or genres. Just as we read a cookbook differently than we read a novel, it’s important to note the genre of the book of the Bible you are reading.

Genre shapes how we approach the text when reading the Bible. Understanding the particular genre of a passage help prevents misinterpretations of the Scriptures. Interpretation impacts how we apply the Bible to our life.

Below is a FREE guide you can download with tips and questions for reading the Bible by genre.

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Let’s grow together in the Word!

Susan Cady
Warren Discipleship

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