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A Christian’s Pocket Guide to How God Preserved the Bible

A Christian’s Pocket Guide to How God Preserved the Bible

Richard Brash
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There is sometimes a gap in the teaching we receive between the inspiration and illumination of Scripture. The Holy Spirit inspired the writing of the Word of God in the first place and applies it to our hearts now. What does the Holy Spirit do in respect of the Bible between these two works? How do we know that the Bible we read today is still the inspired Word of God? Richard Brash grounds his answers to these questions in the doctrines of God and his outer works, especially providence, in this introductory guide to how God preserved the Bible.

Richard Brash

About Richard Brash

Richard Brash is a Mission Partner with Japan Christian Link. He is a graduate of Japan Bible Seminary in Tokyo and is currently studying for a PhD in systematic theology at the University of Edinburgh. Previously he was an Associate Minister at St Ebbe’s Church in Oxford.


  • Author: Richard Brash
  • Release Date: November 2019
  • Pages: 96
  • Format: Pocket paperback
  • Dimensions: 178 x 110
  • ISBN: 9781527104211
  • Imprint: Christian Focus
  • Category: Bible Study > Theology > General
  • Series: Pocket Guides


We who live after the history of special revelation that preceded the Bible and led to its canonical form rightly assume that God has preserved that revelation for us in the Bible we possess today. But not many Christians reflect on this assumption, and even fewer know how to defend it. In this slim but potent book, Richard Brash not only urges us to ‘mind the gap’ in our thinking on Scripture’s preservation through the ages, he shows us how to close this gap by looking to the teaching of Scripture itself. This book, written by a true pastor–scholar, will make you marvel at the wisdom, power, and love of God, whose written Word, like Himself, is everlastingly sure.

R. Carlton Wynne, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This is a wonderfully lucid introduction to a much–neglected doctrine. It will help many to grow in their confidence in the Bible and in their adoration in the sovereign, speaking God.

Vaughan Roberts, Rector of St Ebbe's, Oxford and Director of Proclamation Trust
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