Impressions: Scriptures and Discussion for Bible Study
by Edward Porter Armstrong
For Bible Study
The Bible, as the word of God for the people of God, is a several millennia old distilled compilation utilizing a variety of literary styles and compositions influenced by Sacred Presence. It portrays consequences of arrogance and humility before God. These shared thoughts and impressions are a collection of discussions of scriptures from the Bible done in the manner described by D.T. Niles as “one beggar telling another beggar where to get food.” They are for Bible Study and thought provocation, and make no attempt at scholarly, historical, or textual critical analysis or systematic theological construction.
REVIEW #1 “This is a fascinating book! Ed Armstrong is a talented observer of human behavior. The book is an accumulation of the materials used in his weekly Bible study. As I read the book my wish was that I could have been there in that study group to participate in the discussion. Many people think the Bible is overwhelming. Armstrong brings brief passages revealing specific issues and then discusses the content and the implications for current life. It is guided by the belief that BEHAVIOR IS THE LANGUAGE OF FAITH. I have read the book in ‘daily segments’. It has been very meaningful permitting me to reflect on the content of the biblical reference and on Armstrong’s narrative description. He offers wisdom derived from a biblical quote for our own time. It is a significant gift to all those who read this book.” —Layton McCurdy M.D., Dean Emeritus of Medical University of South Carolina, Distinguished University Professor
REVIEW #2 “Ed’s knowledge, humor, and leadership are always present in our journey in faith as we progress in our lives to ‘act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God.” —Max F. Thompson Jr, Co-Director construction of Sharon Harris Nuclear Facility