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Popular title ‘Surviving the Bible’ updated for 2019

    Associated Church Press member, author, popular speaker and trainer, Christian Piatt, has released a new edition in his ‘Surviving the Bible’ series published by Fortress Press.

    Surviving the Bible: A Devotional for the Church Year 2019 is now available in e-book and paperback formats.

    To request a review copy, please email Katie Clifford at Interview requests should be directed to the author at

    “There are two kinds of people who need Surviving the Bible: (1) people who know they are unfamiliar with the world’s most important book, and (2) people who think they know it all. Both will find Christian Piatt’s introductions and reflections to be warm, winsome, accessible, and downright fascinating. He’s a brilliant scholar disguised as your best friend, and he’ll help you gain real nourishment from the Bible one small, delicious bite at a time.” — Brian D. McLaren, author of The Great Spiritual Migration

    From the book jacket:


    Resuscitate your relationship with the Bible

    A lot of us have tried to read the Bible. And we’ve failed. Christian Piatt has too. But now, using the annual lectionary as his guide, he has put together a devotional that allows us to read through major parts of the Old and New Testaments and finally understand them in plain English. Every week has several Scripture readings, explanations of confusing terms, a story, a deeper dive into interesting themes, and a closing prayer.

    You can use it as a weekly study or browse a thematic list for something you’re curious about. It’s an ideal resource to use with a friend or small group, but it’s set up to be accessed by anyone who has enough curiosity, openness, and desire to grow.

    Start anywhere. Set it down and come back to it. There’s no “wrong way” to use Surviving the Bible. Engage ancient texts in new ways that make sense, here and now, maybe for the first time. Any way you use it, it’s sure to challenge and inspire.