Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible
By: Ira Milligan
P. O. Box 310
Shippensburg, PA 17257-0310
978-0768439038, $ 15.99, 2011, 204 pages
Reviewed by: Richard R. Blake
A Reliable Road Map for Understanding the Scriptures
In his book “Discovering Hidden Treasures from the Scriptures” Ira Milligan introduces the reader to a plan of Bible study that opens a new understanding of God’s word in a twofold approach, the natural and the spiritual. (God’s Word and a Perfect Heart). Milligan introduces the same principles which the apostle Paul stressed with Timothy to “rightly divide the word of truth.”
Milligan carefully explains the inspiration of the Scriptures and the importance of doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction. I found the chapter dealing with types and shadows especially interesting. I also received new insights as I became more aware of the reasons behind the use of allegories, parables, and symbols in Jesus’ teaching. Other chapters are helpful in understanding God’s covenants, the relationship of law and grace, and the role of the Holy Spirit. Each chapter provides an excellent balance of a “line upon line, precept upon precept” presentation of basic Bible doctrine and personal application.
The “assignment” section accompanying each chapter encourage more than a cursory reading and add to the value of the book as a resource for personal or group study.
“Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible” is an important resource providing the reader with a reliable road map to a better understanding of the Scriptures.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.