Talking with the Bible

Scripture as Conversation Partner

Donn Morgan

Mar/2013, 144 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9781596272347



  • High-profile author very active on the lecture, preaching and retreat circuit
  • Companion and “prequel” to Fighting with the Bible
  • Designed for use in Bible study groups, classroom and adult forums on Scripture
  • Thoroughly ecumenical; includes an illustrated study guide

The Bible is full of sound and fury—just like the world that looks to it for answers. It is also a powerful resource for understanding and moving beyond conflict. Talking with the Bible helps readers understand how and why we have conversations with the Bible in our communities of faith. There is no one way to talk with the Bible and no one way the Bible talks to us. Rather, there are a number of differing, sometimes contradictory ways in which we understand the Bible in conversation and as a dialogue partner. Through studying scripture, together and alone, we can become more sensitive and adept at listening to and understanding one another.

The accompanying study guide contains a series of texts and questions intended to provoke thought and discussion about talking with the Bible.

Donn Morgan recently retired as Dean & President of Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, CA. He is the author of Fighting with the Bible from Seabury Books and also has published works with Trinity Press International, Westminster John Knox. and Augsburg Fortress.



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