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What the Bible Is All About

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Nice Bible handbook NIV edition
Other Format, Abridged
Published January 1st 2010 by Playaway (first published January 1st 1966)
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Jul 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I stumbled on this book at Goodwill! There's got to be irony in that! Best $1 book GW treasure, but totally worth full price! It's simple to understand and by far the best Bible study guide, ever!
Aug 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy reading chapters of this book that correspond to the Bible passages I am about to read. It gives me a better understanding of the times and content.
Abbie Riddle
Dec 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW! This is my third What the Bible is All About and this is wonderful. The book is compact enough to carry with me in my bible bag so that it is handy for use in my Sunday School class and Youth girls class (I also carry What the Bible is All About young explorers edition for my Sunday School class). When we recieved this in the mail my two sons (age 3 and 7) sat down on the couch and began looking at it. As with all the books in this edition it is extremely thourough in the breakdown of each ...more
Abbie Riddle
Jul 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the "big people" bible handbook. This is great to have as a resource especially for adults or older children. The younger children of the family will benefit from the What the Bible is All About Handbook for kids.

I especially liked this because if one wanted to one could read through this like a bible study, addressing each book as its own study. Each book has selected bible readings for an entire week - so that one could thoroughly study and pour through the scriptures to glean the tru
Annemarie Metcalf
Jan 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This edition of Henrietta Mear's Classic Bible Commentary/companion is filled with interesting and historic pictures, but those images replace large sections of text available in previous editions.
In the mid-seventies they included much more of the original wording, only updating some of the language due it becoming dated. The older still copies, include some politically-incorrect analogies, but also a deep richness in her older style of English.

The concept of the Book is very useful for person
Emily Parker
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For the past two years, this little book has been my constant companion while I studied the entire Bible for the first time. I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) and while our doctrine and interpretation of scripture is different, I absolutely loved reading about her Christian perspective and understanding the scriptures in a different way. I also LOVED all the historical notes, maps, introductions for each book of scripture, a little biography about each prophet, ...more
May 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all
Recommended to Cindy by: friend Debbie
Shelves: favorites, finished
If you have read the Bible through, this book is still for you. The well written and easy to read book is like the jelly in a peanut-butter and jelly sandwich. The book compliments the Bible. It doesn't take away but adds new insights that are behind the scenes and helps explain some of those historical questions we tend to ask as we read the Bible. I know I will re-read this book over and over. I found the book encouraging me to re-read some books of the Bible in a new light. I recommend this b ...more
Brandon Current
Keep as resource. Many Bible Handbooks attempt to be something of an abbreviated commentary, bible dictionary hybrid. I would prefer to use a regular commentary and dictionary. What I like about this handbook is it offers something different than regular reference tools already offer more in-depth. This book works as a sort of survey of the Old and New Testaments. It focuses on giving the purpose and summary meaning of the message of Scripture from a New Testament perspective.
Terry Morgan
Good overview of the entire Bible. It is solidly written,though if you want to go deeper in the Bible, I would recommend you supplement this book with others that would complement it. Mears touches on every book in the Bible, but doesn't go into a lot of detail with any of them.
Dec 13, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gives a good overview of each book in the Bible and puts context around what the author was trying to get across. Doesn't replace the Bible, but it is a good tool to reference when you are reading the Bible.
Susan Nichols
Jan 31, 2014 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
My brain likes order. This book really helps keep things clear and concise. Dr. Mear explains each and every book in the bible. She did a great job giving a complete overview of the scriptures. This is a great book to have right along with your bible!
Feb 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent supplement to reading the bible. It definitely helps make the reading and study of the bible interesting, challenging & useful. The insight, knowledge and wisdom help to better see & hear! I recommend this to ANYONE studying the bible.
Aug 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian
Excellent resource for anyone studying the bible. Although originally published in 1953, Mears writing is easy to understand.
Kimberly McRae
A good book by book synopsis of the topical information contained in the Bible.
Michael Locklear
Apr 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-office
An excellent guide through each book of the Bible!
Jimmy Parker
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great book to be read over and over again
May 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Probably the best info and summary I've read. I especially learned a lot from the chapter on Revelations.
Aug 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone in God's word
Recommended to Dana by: My Pastor
A great resource book, I use it often in our homeschool studies, very clear and easy to use recommended by my Pastor and Bible Teacher. Good book to have when studying the Word of GOD.
Fastener Gal
Sep 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay...can't attempt to read the Bible without this book. Even though I have the Quest NIV version...I needed this to get me through. If you're gonna read the epic might need some help.
Jamie Wylly
Jan 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My all-time favorite Bible Study Guide and companion.
Andy Mitchell
The best Bible handbook I've ever read. Great insights, simple to understand.
Covenant Presbyterian Springfield Ohio
Call Number: 220.6 MEA

Margaret Metz
We first got this for a Sunday School class. Now we have a couple different versions of it and have used it for several personal studies and homeschool as well. It's a great too for Bible study.
Margaret Metz
Great to use for Bible studies. I bought a second one for my son when he got old enough so he could have it for his studies with me.
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