As a lover of words, I enjoy learning about the origins of words and why we use the words that we do. I think that was one reason why I found Deeper into the Word by Keri Wyatt Kent to be an interesting book.
Deeper into the Word is a look at 100 words found in the New Testament. Kent looks at both the context of these words in Scriptures and also original language root of the word. Each word is given a few pages of attention, causing a reader to look at that word in scripture with new eyes. Kent is clear in the introduction of her book that this resource could be used as a reference book, a devotional or a platform for a reader’s own word study.
I found this book insightful and enlightening. I am looking forward to reading this book again as a devotional. The information and thoughts about the words that Kent gives deserve a slow, thoughtful reading and reflection. I appreciated how well researched this book is. Kent pulls from a wide range of scholars to add depth to her writing. I also liked how she will give both sides of the meaning of a word, or the different connotations a word can have. While this book may not be for everyone, those who loves words will find this an interesting and thought provoking read and resource to have for one’s study of Scripture.
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