Saturday, February 2, 2013

REVIEW: The Complete Guide to the Bible Student Edition

Title:  Complete Guide to the Bible Student Edition
Series: none
Author: Stephen M Miller
Published Date: Dec 1, 2007
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Format: ebook
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1620298015
Copy provided by: NetGalley
Genre: Christian non-fiction
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis: Interesting to read and easy to consult, The Complete Guide to the Bible is a reliable, jargon-free handbook for average people who want to better understand the entire Bible. Captivating writing along with beautifully designed and illustrated pages entice readers into the book and keep them lingering throughout its 512 pages. This latest project from Steve Miller, author of the best-selling Who's Who and Where's Where in the Bible, provides both the big-picture view of the whole Bible and its individual books, as well as fascinating detail on particular passages and topics.

My review: I'd like to thank NetGalley for providing a copy of the book to me in exchange for an honest review. 
This is a great resource book for students, especially high school students. I know when I was in Catholic high school I may have needed to write a paper on some random subject in the Bible. Instead of going to my uncle (who frankly, was the be all and end all Bible scholar in our family, having almost taken vows to become a priest), I could have just used this book. 
It has a great table of events that occurred in the Bible, along with what was going on around the earth at the same time. Then it goes into quotations from the Bible on various subjects, ranging from lust, to homosexuality, anger, and tattoos.Then it goes into a page or two summary of each of the books in the Bible. Very useful information if you're just starting off. 

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