Scripture and the Life of God: Why the Bible Matters


So many of us have the tendency to turn to Scripture for the purpose of learning more information. While not wrong in itself, the primary purpose of Scripture is formation—to draw us into the life of God.

We are pleased to release Scripture and the Life of God by David F. Watson. In its pages, he leads us into a way of reading the Bible that assumes it is God’s gift to the world for the purpose of forming a special people. After reading the book, you’ll:

  • Appreciate the nature of Scripture as a divine gift to humanity
  • Learn how to use the Bible as a means of grace for transformed living
  • Grapple with the parts of the Bible that challenge us

Get your copy from our store now. Be watching for further video interviews on our blog here.



Dr. David F. Watson is the Academic Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of New Testament at United Theological Seminary. David is also an ordained elder in the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church. He has worked in the local church and in a United Methodist campus ministry. David is married to Harriet. They have two sons: Luke and Sean.