What Does the Bible Say About Education?
About the book
What Does the Bible Say About Education invites readers to accept God’s invitation to become lifelong learners, an invitation embedded in the biblical narrative, embodied in the person of Jesus, and still relevant today. Bringing together biblical stories, historical context, and contemporary insights from scholars of education, this book demonstrates that we are surrounded by opportunities to learn.
From local town halls to the halls of Congress, education is ever a major topic that impacts individuals of all ages. Well structured, accessible, and enjoyable for a wide audience, Gray guides the reader through the Bible’s key points on what makes learning necessary, as a society and among faith communities. With careful precision, Gray illustrates examples of teaching and learning with biblical figures and their lessons that remain applicable today.
If by “education,” you immediately think wearily of “schooling,” you will be surprised and pleased by the open spirit of this book. Dr. Gray has written an absorbing and lively study of the expert teachers, struggling students, and holistic instructional methods represented throughout the Bible … The pointed questions at the end of each chapter lead the reader into deeper engagement with the biblical stories and ideas. Highly recommended for adult formation groups.