The Living Word is without doubt the most complete and amazing collection of information about the Bible and its influence in print. Everything we could possibly want to know is here: statements from the Bible itself; landmark documents in the preservation and translation of the Bible; tributes by famous people about the Bible; the presence of the Bible in key historical events … The entries cover such an amazing variety that the book becomes a page turner, as we can barely wait to see what the next entry will place before us. The book is a triumph of unobtrusive scholarship and research.
Leland Ryken, Professor of English Emeritus, Wheaton College
Diana Severance’s The Living Word offers a joyful daily tour of the extraordinary role the Bible has played in the life of the church from its New Testament beginnings until today. The delightful and fascinating readings are selected and shaped by Diana’s substantial scholarship honed as the curator of one of America’s premiere Bible museums. If you love the Bible you will learn again and again more reasons to do so. And if you don’t, you’ll discover why so many do and why you should too.
Dr. Peter A. Lillback, President, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia
The Living Word is a welcomed invitation to meditate on the Bible, its history, and its influence in our world. The stories and insights in these collected readings will inform, inspire, and invite reflection. But most important, it will
encourage readers to engage God’s Word in new and interesting ways.
Daniel L. Dreisbach, professor at American University and the author of Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers (Oxford, 2017).
In this wonderful collection of daily readings, Diana Severance tells the story of the Bible across time—its challenges and triumphs, its dynamic power and preservation against all odds. I love this book and commend it warmly to God’s people everywhere.
Timothy George, Distinguished Professor at Beeson Divinity School of Samford University and general editor of the 28-volume Reformation Commentary on Scripture.
In this remarkable volume, Diana Severance has provided us with a gold mine of invaluable truths about the primacy and power of the divinely-inspired word of God. Here are 365 daily readings that provide a tour de force on the history-altering, life-changing power of this infallible book that for centuries has impacted the world. You will savor every page of this work, and it will surely increase your love and confidence in the Bible, the greatest book ever written.
Steven J. Lawson, President, One Passion Ministries; Professor, The Master’s Seminary; Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries