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The Bible from Scratch: A Lightning Tour from Genesis to Revelation

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For first-time readers, the Bible can be an intimidating and hefty read. To simplify matters, this lively and witty resource offers a lightning sketch of the Bible that clearly explains the essential meaning of every book from both the Old and New Testaments. It provides helpful hints for understanding the motives and messages behind each of the Biblical writers and introd ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Lion Hudson (first published April 1987)
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Bevin Hayward
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
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A very easy to follow book that provides basic information on each book of the Bible as well as covering common themes and characters found within. This was a great tool to use in discipling my children. There are times where Jenkins shows a less than satisfactory view on the inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture as well as his doubts on the traditional view regarding the author's of some books (such as 2 Peter whom he thinks was written by someone pretending to be Peter as to give the epistle ...more
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Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lively, engaging, accessible. Highly recommended.
Hark Herald Sarmiento
Nov 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
I found it really interesting... as of how the Bible was written... the manuscripts, etc... a great read! ^^
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Simon Jenkins is the author of the international bestsellers England’s Thousand Best Churches and England’s Thousand Best Houses, the former editor of The Times and Evening Standard and a columnist for the Guardian. He is chairman of the National Trust.
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