Foundations: How We Got Our Bible, By Bill Donahue


How We Got Our Bible

by Bill Donahue

  • Length: 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Published: May 04, 2000
  • Imprint: IVP Bible Studies
  • Item Code: 2061
  • ISBN: 9780830820610

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How did the Bible come into existence? Why and how were these books chosen? How do we know that the Bible we hold today is reliable? This guide gives you the foundational information you need to read the Bible as a trustworthy source for your life.


Session 1. How We Got Our Bible - Revelation Inspiration
Session 2. How We Got Our Bible - Manuscripts Translations
Session 3. Reliability Truth - Why We Can Trust Our Bible
Session 4. Authority - Why We Obey the Bible
Session 5. Canon - What Books Were Included Why
Session 6. Putting It All Together

Leader's Notes

Bill Donahue

Bill Donahue (PhD, University of North Texas) is founder and lead strategist for The Communitas Network, which coaches and equips catalytic leaders to build transformational teams for the purpose of mobilizing missional communities. He also serves as an adjunct teacher at a number of seminaries, training both master's and doctoral students in church leadership and small group ministry. He previously served as executive director of small group ministries for the Willow Creek Association (WCA), where he developed leadership strategies and training events for over 2500 volunteers. He has also worked as an associate pastor in Texas and Pennsylvania, and at Proctor & Gamble and PNC Financial Corporation. He is the author of Leading Life-Changing Small Groups and coauthor of Building a Church of Small Groups, The 7 Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry, and Walking the Small Group Tightrope (all with Russ Robinson). With Greg Bowman he is the author of Coaching Life-Changing Leaders. He has also written In the Company of Jesus and the Jesus 101 small group study series (with Keri Wyatt Kent).