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11.13.2014

The Quick-Start Guide to the Whole Bible ~ Review

The Quick-Start Guide to the Whole Bible
Understanding the Big Picture Book-by-Book
By Dr. William H. Marty and Dr. Boyd Seevers

Do you ever get lost in the Bible as to when certain events take place in a historical reference?  Or do all the begatting bog you down so you just throw your hands in the air and decide to figure it all out later?

Well The Quick-Start Guide to the Whole Bible just might be what you need to help you have a better understanding of the Bible.  The setting explains what is taking place in this period of history and why it is significant.  The book is then summarized so we have a have an understanding of what events or messages of significance take place,  And then the truths of the book are applied so that we may take away a message or truth that we can use in our own day-to-day living.

This book would make an excellent self-study guide or would a nice addition to a Bible Study group as an introduction to each book before the study begins.  For Christian school or homeschoolers this would be an excellent book to use for a course on Bible history.  It could be a semester study or a whole year.

This book would also make a great on hand tool to just pull off the shelf when you have a question arise about any book of the Bible.  And with weddings, birthdays, holidays, and graduations always popping up this would be a lovely gift to have on hand for those near and dear to you.  I know this is one book that I'll  be turning to again and again.

I was provided a copy this book by the publisher Bethany House through their blogger program in exchange for my honest review.

A Friendly Overview of Every Book of the Bible
Reading the Bible can be intimidating. Made up of sixty-six "books" ranging in subject matter from history to instruction, from poetry to prophecy, this all-time bestseller is frequently misunderstood, even by those who read it regularly.

In this easy-to-read handbook, two respected Bible professors will help you make sense of the Bible, book-by-book. Using a conversational tone, they cut right to the heart of the matter, focusing on two main questions: "What does it say?" and "Why does it matter?"

Whether you're a seasoned reader of Scripture or reading it for the first time, you're sure to come away with a better understanding of what the Bible is all about and why it is the most important book you'll ever read.

About the Authors
Dr. William H. Marty (MDiv, Denver Seminary, ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is Professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute. He teaches and writes on both the New and Old Testaments and is the author of The Whole Bible Story, which has sold over 100,000 copies, and the recently released The World of Jesus. Dr. Marty lives with his wife in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Boyd Seevers (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, PhD, Trinity Evangelical Seminary) is Professor of Old Testament Studies at University of Northwestern, St. Paul, in Minnesota. Dr. Seevers studied and lived in Israel for eight years and has published one book, Hidden in Plain Sight. He lives with his wife and four children in Minneapolis, Minnesota.