In 13 chapters, David Ewert shares guidelines on studying the Scriptures. He draws from his lifetime of interpreting and proclaiming the Word of God. Ewert's book can help us avoid serious pitfalls in interpreting and applying the Bible. Our experiences and traditions shape preunderstandings we bring to the Bible and may distort our interpretations. Many Christians go to the Old Testament to find support for their practices. The author shows how God's final revelation in Jesus Christ gives the light we need for interpreting the OT. Ewert explains literary forms, idioms, and figures of speech from ancient cultures so we can catch meanings for today. With apt illustrations, he deals with many typical questions. He encourages all who look to the Scriptures for light on their daily path, strength in times of need, and hope for the age to come.