Zondervan Handbook to the Bible
Now in a flexiback softcover.With over three million copies sold, this handbook has earned an outstanding reputation as the most helpful and accessible guide to the Bible and has been called 'the best book to have next to the Bible.' Readers will discover fascinating, thorough, and enriching insights into the Bible with the best-selling and internationally acclaimed Zonder...more
Paperback, Complete Revised and Updated Edition, 816 pages
Published 2002 by Zondervan
(first published 1973)
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A lot of people like USA Today because it has more color than most mainstream newspapers, and colorful graphs and charts to simplify information for the average people (read: people who don’t read real newspapers). This Zondervan book is the USA Today version of real Bible handbooks – that statement is every bit the backhanded compliment it sounds like. This book walks the reader through every book of Scripture, with quick, easy-to-digest summaries of the author, audience, and intended purpose....more
Very useful for understanding the Bible better. It has lots of beautiful pictures and historical context background explanations, and it's very nice that so many different authors contributed their insights and opinions. But especially useful are the chapter-by-chapter notes and explanations of difficult verses. It also helps to keep the big picture and the central themes of the Bible in mind by referring to similar (or seemingly opposite) verses throughout the Bible, and trying to explain the m...more
This is an excellent guide to the Bible. You can read a passage in the Bible and then look in this guide to see what it has to say about it. You will learn how it applied in the culture in which it was written. You can learn about the history of the time, the plants and animals of the area, etc. It also explains the meaning and how to apply that meaning into your own life. This book has helped me understand the Bible better.
I just looked this up on Amazon.com. I did not know that this book is a really good reference tool to use during your quiet times and bible studies. I like how this book is designed and is very user friendly. I like the photos in this book. This book is excellent to have in companion to your Protestant Bible.
Received this as a Christmas book from Sue. It's a sort of on-again, off-again devotional of sorts. Actually, it is a survey of the Bible that also includes study helps, history, and essays. Richly illustrated with color photos and illustrations.
Good reference material.
Good reference material.