What are people saying about the Book?
“Connects the reader to the Bible fresh, motivational and life changing ways”
David Jackman, Founder of the Cornhill Training course
“A great aid to understanding the Bible”
Graeme Goldsworthy, Moore College, Sydney
“Scholarly and sparkling , thoroughly researched an thoroughly readable”
Gerard Kelly , Bless Network, Author and founder of Twitturgies
“Top of my list for what i will be doing with my small group”
Ruth Valerio, author and Director of A Rocha’s Living Lightly
“Excites and stimulates the reader to delve wider and deeper within the Bible,”
Mark Meynall, All Souls, Langham Place
“A fantastic resource, packed with great teaching. If you want to understand the Bible better and to fall in love with God more deeply, then this book is a must”
Vicky Beeching, worship leader
“Krish Kandiah’s Route 66 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. “
Michael Frost, Morling College, Sydney, Author, The Shaping of Things to Come, Exiles, ReJesus
What is Route 66?
Route 66 is book that helps you to discover how the 66 books of the Bible help us to know God and how to live for him. This book is a crash course in enjoying the breadth and depth of the Bible, packed full of practical help.
For many of us, there is a disconnect between the Bible we know we should treasure and the book we struggle to read. On the one hand, we know the Bible is a lamp to our feet, honey on our lips, the sword of the Spirit, and given to equip us for every good work. But sometimes the Bible feels more like a bizarre collection of ancient texts filled with obscure laws, irrelevant genealogies and incomprehensible prophecies with a few nuggets of wisdom, timeless stories and comforting promises mixed in. Using the analogy of a journey, Route 66 unfolds how different passages of the Bible can help us travel through different passages of our life.
There are three ways you can use this book:
1. On your own
If your Bible reading needs some inspiration, then this book provides a user-friendly way to get inspired and skilled up to handle the Bible better. Take your time, aiming to read it over eight weeks. There are forty “travel journal” Bible studies for you to put into practice the lessons you are learning along the way, and also an 8-week Bible-reading challenge for the more adventurous.
2. With your small group
An African proverb says, “If you want to travel fast, travel alone, but if you want to travel far, travel together.” Reading Route 66 will be a lot more beneficial if you read it with others. With stand-alone small-group questions at the end of each section, this book makes an ideal 8-week small-group series. Group members can be encouraged to keep the travel journal or take up the 8-week Bible-reading challenge between meetings.
3. With your church
The Bible is God’s word for all his people, and to have the whole church literally on the same page of the Bible can make for exciting and effective discussions and discipleship. Route 66 contains a variety of ways this can work:
Free 3 minute Route66 devotionals: from Premier Radio
1. Jesus the Hero of the Bible - finding Jesus in Old Testament Stories
2. Jesus the Singing Saviour - finding Jesus in the Psalms
3. Jesus the wisdom of God - finding Jesus in the Wisdom literature