Announcing the Release of Learning and Living Scripture

February 9, 2010


Gonzalez, Florida

Energion Publications Announces the Release of Learning and Living Scripture

Energion Publications is pleased to announce the impending release of the book Learning and Living Scripture: a Guide to the Participatory Study Method, co-authored by Rev. Geoffrey Lentz and Henry Neufeld. The official release will be March 1, 2010. If you are a reviewer, request your review copy immediately.

The co-authors, a pastor and a teacher, team up in Learning and Living Scripture to present the Participatory Bible Study Method, an approach to Bible study that is rooted in the conviction that God can and will speak to us in scripture. They bring together their different experiences and perspectives to present this method of study in a practical, usable way.

There are three key elements to this study:

  1. The integration of prayer and study
  2. Serious questioning and research that is nonetheless within reach of the non-scholar
  3. Study in community with both witness and accountability through sharing

In this guide you will learn to integrate prayer and scripture reading while also being faithful to the historical meaning of the text and its use throughout history by the community of faith. This method is not just about studying and learning facts; it’s about letting God, who gave scripture, live in and through you, as you learn and share.

About the Authors:

Geoffrey D. Lentz is a native of Pensacola, Florida and currently the associate pastor at First United Methodist Church in Pensacola, Florida. With a B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of West Florida and a Master of Divinity from Duke University, he is the author of The Gospel According to Saint Luke: A Participatory Study Guide. Rev. Lentz combines his knowledge of church history with innovative worship to be the catalyst that has given birth to the new ICON worship service that is rapidly becoming known as an evangelistic, Kingdom-building tool. Geoffrey and his wife, Elizabeth (Liz) live in Pensacola with their two children, Luke and Eliza. Geoffrey enjoys the outdoors, reading, music, and Duke University Basketball.

Henry E. Neufeld is editor of the Participatory Study Series from Energion Publications. He has BA and MA degrees in Biblical Languages, and uses his skills in Biblical studies to help lay people learn to better understand the Bible . He is also the author of What’s in a Version?, Not Ashamed of the Gospel: Confessions of a Liberal Charismatic, When People Speak for God, study guides on Revelation and Hebrews, as well as co-author of I Want to Pray! and Disciples: Jesus With Us. He lives near Pensacola, Florida with his wife Jody. They have three children and five grandchildren.

We have a generous program of review and advance reader copies of any of our books for interested individuals with established publications or blogs. We reserve final judgment on who is eligible to receive free books.


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