Get the scoop on Scripture with this pocket-sized powerhouse! Summing up the Old and New Testaments in six easy-to-read chapters, this updated edition provides brief articles, as well as color photos, maps, and charts to help you discover the main idea of each book, quickly locate Christian worldview themes, identify memory verses, and more. 400 pages, softcover from B&H.
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Do you own a Bible? Do you read your Bible? Have you ever wanted to read a brief overview of a Biblical book before diving into the text? If you answered yes to any or all of the above questions, this compact volume may be just what youve been looking for.The Holman Illustrated Pocket Bible Handbook is designed to give you a glimpse into the key elements, message, historical setting, and literary features that make up each book of the Bible. The information for each book is presented over the course of six pages and is organized as follows:Page 1: Explanation for the name of the book, Key Text, Key Term, One Sentence SummaryPage 2: Gods Message in the Book, Purpose, Christian Worldview Elements, Teachings about God, Teachings about Humanity, Teachings about SalvationPage 3: Christ in book Name, Gods Story, When the Events of this Book Happened, How Book Name fits into Gods storyPage 4: Original Historical Setting, Author and Date of Writing, First Audience and Destination, OccasionPage 5: Relevant Photo, Map, or ChartsPage 6: Literary Features, Genre and Literary Style, Themes, Books Features and StructureThis concise and well organized presentation makes the text easy and quick to read. The visual elements (color photos, maps, charts) contained throughout the book serve to both educate and visually stimulate the reader. The book is very compact, making it just as easy to fit into a laptop bag as it is to keep it out as a permanent desk reference. At just under ten dollars, this compact volume is a great value and will be a very affordable and useful addition to your personal library.