Welcome to Route 66
, a journey to discover how the 66 books of the Bible help us to know God--and know how to live for Him. This book is packed with practical help to live your whole life guided by the whole of the Bible.
For many of us, there is a disconnect between the Bible we treasure and the book we struggle to read. We know the Bible is a lamp to our feet, honey on our lips, and the sword of the Spirit, equipping us for every good work. But sometimes the Bible feels more like a confusing collection of ancient texts filled with obscure laws! Using the analogy of a trip, Route 66 unfolds how different passages of the Bible can help us travel through different passages of our life.
Route 66 works with the idea that there are eight identifiable genres within the Bible: narrative, law, psalm, prophecy, wisdom, gospel, epistle, and apocalyptic. Krish Kandiah introduces each in turn, explaining how to read them and how to apply their teaching to your life. He then provides five studies for each.
There are three ways you can use this book: on your own, with 40 daily Bible studies and a "travel journal" to record what God is teaching you; in a small group, with weekly study questions to supplement your personal reading; and with your church, using the eight sections of the book as a great sermon series.
Free supplemental materials, including a Church Leader's Guide and PowerPoint presentation have been produced for the major UK Christian festival Spring Harvest. These materials are available on the Spring Harvest website: www.springharvest.org/resources/route-66/
"One cannot travel a new way without a map. The map tells us
the road to take. Route 66 is a wonderful map into experiencing the God of Scripture."
-Darrell Bock, Dallas Theological Seminary
Review By: Graeme Goldsworthy, - April 1, 2011
"One of the easiest ways to mess up our reading and understanding of the Bible is to ignore the differences in literary genre. This book organizes the biblical material into the main types of literature and in a generally chronological way. The organization of the book into an eight-week study provides the serious Bible student with a basic introduction to the entire Bible. The author has an uncanny ability to peg biblical principles to everyday experiences of modern living in a way that makes the whole Bible relevant to us. This is a great aid to understanding the Bible."
Review By: Michael Frost, - April 1, 2011
is a brilliant tool for getting people to engage with the whole grand arc of Scripture, but to do so by anchoring its message in real living, whether imaginatively, prophetically, infectiously etc. It’s no mean feat to gather up the insights of scholars like Goldsworthy, Brueggemann, Fee and Vanhoozer and make them accessible to a new generation of Bible readers. And all the while, he insists we apply its truths to everyday missional living. A powerful tool."
Review By: Mark Meynall, - April 1, 2011
"For too many, the Bible is an irrelevant relic, a dusty, shelf-bound museum-piece only to be read (if at all) because of its alleged impact on western culture. How tragic! If only people would actually read it, they would see how far from fair most popular perceptions of it are. Krish Kandiah has offered a wonderfully fresh and trustworthy introduction to the rich, diverse treasure house that is the Bible. He doesn't take a predictable chronological route through the Bible - his intention is to offer tasters, teasers if you like, of the different genres and writers that make up this ancient anthology. As a result, even well-seasoned Scripture readers will find surprises and refreshment. Route 66 never pretends to be comprehensive nor an end in itself. But it succeeds in doing precisely what Krish set out to do: to excite and stimulate the reader to delve wider and deeper within the Bible, and for that reason I warmly commend it."