If you have studied the Bible for any time you know the experience of studying one passage and having related passages come to mind. The more you study, the more connections you will see.
Theology books can help connect the passage you are studying to the larger Scriptural theme; in other words you can see the proverbial “forest through the trees”. So how do you use a theology book this way? I thought you would never ask!
1) To discover the theological theme let’s open one of your theology books. I am going to use Moody’s Handbook of Theology. You could use any theology book from your library or even create a collection of theology books.