To the person unfamiliar with the Bible, Exploring the Bible: The Dickinson Series provides an introduction that is utterly unintimidating; to regular readers it is a companionable and challenging conversation partner. Anne Robertson not only invites people into the biblical texts, she welcomes them - with good humor, an obvious reverence for the texts, and a completely trustworthy voice.
I have used Exploring the Bible as a required text in seminary courses, as the foundational components of synodical (Lutheran) and conference (UCC) lay school programs, and as the content for bible studies in congregations. The series hits a sweet spot, bringing together rigorous scholarship, practice in the skills of biblical studies, good storytelling, and deep sensitivity to the spiritual questions people today bring to their reading of the Bible.
This series is firmly grounded in the best of biblical scholarship, lets the stories speak for themselves, and honors the readers' capacities for discerning the wisdom within. I recommend this series whole-heartedly!
Dr. Pamela Shellberg
New Testament Scholar
Author of Cleansed Lepers, Cleansed Hearts: Purity and Healing in Luke-Acts