After laying the necessary foundation, "Let the Reader Understand" provides examples of how, and how not, to interpret Scrdipture. It suggests ways to understand the BIble's various literary genres: theological history, law, poetry, prophecy, parables, epistles, and apocalyptic. And it demonstrates how to apply Scripture to worship, witness, and guidance. This new edition discusses trends and movements influencing biblical interpretation during the last ten years. The first edition was published by Victor Books in 1994.