Thursday, September 4, 2014
The Quick-Start Guide to the Whole Bible (review)
Most study bibles contain summaries to introduce each book. If you have a study bible, you may not feel that this book is necessary. However, different authors may add unique thoughts, or word something in a new way. I like to read various perspectives and ideas on the text I'm studying. The "significance" section is key for me - what's the point in reading if I can't apply it to my life or understand why it matters? Even though I have a study bible, I want a collection of other resources that I can refer to and glean insight from - which is what I am using this book for.
The language in this resource is easy enough for most people to grasp - no need to get a theology degree first. I also like how when describing major themes and events presented in a book, the authors provide Scripture references so that it can be easily located.
So if you'd like a good reference book that helps you see the big picture, and is much less detailed than a commentary - this may be what you are looking for!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.