Discover the depths of scripture with Marvin McMickle’s ‘Hiding God’s Word in Our Hearts: A Collection of Bible Studies’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (06/24/2024)—The latest book from esteemed Judson Press author the Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, “Hiding God’s Word in Our Hearts: A Collection of Bible Studies,” delivers an insightful, in-depth exploration of popular Bible passages, providing invaluable guidance for small group discussions, personal reading or congregational conversations.

Using the “8Ls method” of Bible study he laid out in his seminal work “Living Water for Thirsty Souls: Unleashing the Power of Exegetical Preaching” (Judson Press 2001), McMickle in “Hiding God’s Word” offers close readings of the Twenty-Third Psalm, the Lord’s Prayer, the Whole Armor of God, and the Parable of the Sower. He also extends his reflections to other significant biblical texts, including the five verses of the Romans Road to Salvation, and the seven “I am” statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John.

"Hiding God's Word in our Hearts" by Marvin A. McMickle

“Hiding God’s Word in our Hearts” by Marvin A. McMickle.

This rich collection of biblical insights and interpretations, complemented by the author’s artful interweaving of beautiful poetry passages and hymn lyrics, deserves space on the shelves of both seasoned Bible students and individuals new to these studies.

“For those needing a fresh encounter with familiar biblical texts, “Hiding God’s Word in Our Hearts” will be a much-welcomed addition to your daily devotional reading,” praises the Rev. Dr. Pam Durso, president of Central Seminary in Shawnee, Kansas.

Similarly, the Rev. Dr. Kirk Byron Jones, author of Judson Press books “Rest in the Storm: Self-Care Strategies for Clergy and Other Caregivers” and “Addicted to Hurry: Spiritual Strategies for Slowing Down,” remarks, “Whether speaking, writing, or leading, Dr. Marvin McMickle can be counted on to offer his finest intellectual, practical might. This timely book of insightful, transformative Bible studies is a witness.”

McMickle is currently interim regional executive minister of the Cleveland Baptist Association of American Baptist Churches USA. Prior, he was interim pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio, where he had previously served as senior pastor for nearly 25 years. He is also a past president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York. A prolific writer, McMickle has authored 15 books for Judson Press, covering topics such as preaching, ministry and African American history.

“Hiding God’s Word in Our Hearts: A Collection of Bible Studies” is available for purchase through Judson and other retailers of spiritual literature. Enhance your spiritual journey by picking up a copy today.

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