Text in German. This book offers a series of seven biblical commentaries by Christian authors from varied cultural settings and regions of the world. Passages of scripture have been selected to provide biblically oriented perspectives on the theme of the ninth assembly of the World Council of Churches, "God, in your grace, transform the world". The assembly, to be held in February 2006 at Porto Alegre, Brazil, provides an opportunity for Christians everywhere to contemplate the nature of Gods grace and the ways in which God is transforming the world. Readers and local groups are invited to hear the voices and consider the experience of the interpreters writing in "Springs of Living Water". Each chapter concludes with suggestions for further discussion and the question, "How does this Bible study help us understand and respond to the theme, God, in your grace, transform the world?" The answers will challenge Christians at many levels with invitations to action in support of faithful witness, unity, justice, service and peace.