About The Author

William H. (Bill) Lawson received a M.Div. from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He has served as a missionary with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention for over 30 years.  During that time he has taught the Bible in Baptist seminaries in Asia.  He has written numerous journal articles and books including: Obedient unto Death: A Guide for the Interpretation of Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians and The Lion Roars: A Guide for the Interpretation of the Book of Amos.  He is now retired and lives in Weatherford, Texas with his wife Marsha.

  • Arise and Go

    A Guide for the Interpretation of the Book of Jonah

    In Ears to Hear: A Guide for the Interpretation of the Bible I provide principles, methods, and procedures for Christians and ministers as they seek to hear God speak through the Bible and communicate the message of the Bible to those who need a word from God. 

    Arise and Go: A Guide for the Interpretation of the Book of Jonah supplements Ears to Hear by illustrating the principles, methods, and procedures introduced in that guide through practicing them on the Book of Jonah. This guide is not a detailed commentary on the Book of Jonah. Instead, it contains the results of my personal struggle to hear God speak through the Book of Jonah and illustrates how to apply the methods and procedures introduced in Ears to Hear. The first chapter contains my introductory study of the Book of Jonah and illustrates the method and procedures introduced in unit 2 of Ears to Hear. Chapters 2 through 5 contain my interpretations of the individual passages in the Book of Jonah and illustrate the methods and procedures introduced in units 3 through 6 of Ears to Hear.


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  • Ears To Hear

    A Guide for the Interpretation of The Bible

    Christians often struggle to hear God speak through the Bible. The problem in part is that sound principles and methods for interpreting the Bible are not known or practiced. Instead, everyone does what is right in their own eyes.

    Ears to Hear: A Guide for the Interpretation of the Bible is to provide principles, methods, and procedures for Christians as they seek to hear God speak through the Bible and ministers as they study the Bible, apply the message of the Bible to the modern context, and communicate the message of the Bible to those who need a word from God. Unit one provides some guidance for preparing to do biblical interpretation. Units two through four introduce methods and procedures for studying the Bible and determining its original message. Unit five introduces a method and procedures for applying the message of the Bible to contemporary situations. Unit six introduces a method and procedures for preparing sermons and Bible studies that effectively communicate the message of the Bible to modern audiences.


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  • Obedient Unto Death

    A Guide for the Interpretation of Paul's Epistle to the Philippians

    In Ears to Hear: A Guide for the Interpretation of the Bible I provided principles, methods, and procedures for Christians and ministers as they seek to hear God speak through the Bible and communicate the message of the Bible to those who need a word from God. Obedient Unto Death: A Guide for the Interpretation of Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians supplements Ears to Hear by illustrating the principles, methods, and procedures introduced in that guide through practicing them on Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians - This guide is not a detailed commentary on Philippians. Instead, it contains the results of my personal struggle to hear God speak through Philippians and illustrates how to apply the methods and procedures introduced in Ears to Hear. The first chapter contains my introductory study of Philippians and illustrates the method and procedures introduced in unit 2 of Ears to Hear. Chapters 2 through 5 contain my interpretations of the individual passages in Philippians and illustrate the methods and procedures introduced in units 3 through 6 of Ears to Hear.


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  • The Lion Roars

    A Guide for the Interpretation of the Book of Amos

    In Ears to Hear: A Guide for the Interpretation of the Bible I provided principles, methods, and procedures for Christians and ministers as they seek to hear God speak through the Bible and communicate the message of the Bible to those who need a word from God. The Lion Roars: A Guide for the Interpretation of the Book of Amos supplements Ears to Hear by illustrating the principles, methods, and procedures introduced in that guide through practicing them on the Book of Amos. This guide is not a detailed commentary on Amos. Instead, it contains the results of my personal struggle to hear God speak through Amos and illustrates how to apply the methods and procedures introduced in Ears to Hear. The first chapter contains my introductory study of Amos and illustrates the method and procedures introduced in unit 2 of Ears to Hear. Chapters 2 through 5 contain my interpretations of the individual passages in Amos and illustrate the methods and procedures introduced in units 3 through 6 of Ears to Hear.


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