Many people admire and even revere the Bible, but they simply do
not understand what they read, much less how to study
Scripture. Yet they wish they could. In this insightful and
alternately amusing guide, Professor Mark Yarbrough shows how easy
and gratifying it is to unlock the hidden truths of God's Word and
to discover a world where reading the Bible doesn't just satisfy
our curiosity, but changes our life.
To do this, the reader will step into the seminary classroom and observe the practical principles-the tricks of the trade-for becoming a more effective student of the Bible. But Yarbrough has made sure that his writing style and general approach will be appealing to both academic students and those involved in lay-level Bible study.
Real life is whacky and in-your-face. Studying Scripture should be too.
Mark M. Yarbrough serves as Vice President for Academic
Affairs and Academic Dean, and as a professor in the Bible
Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary -- as well as part of the
pastoral teaching team at Centerpoint Church in Mesquite, Texas. A
native Texan, Mark is a graduate of Dallas Christian College (DCC)
and Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS). Prior to joining the faculty
and administration of DTS in 2001, he served in several ministries.
For ten years he served at a church in southeast Dallas as youth
and preaching pastor.
After graduating from DTS, he spent several years at DCC, serving in the Bible department and part of the presidential leadership team. After transitioning to DTS and upon the completion of his Ph.D., he was appointed as Vice President for Communications. That role included an active engagement with the local and national media. Mark is a regular conference speaker and also travels internationally to teach, preach, and consult on theological education. He has been married to Jennifer, his high school sweetheart, for more than twenty years. They reside just east of Downtown Dallas in Forney, Texas and have four children: Kayla, Jacob, Kayci, and Joseph.