August 10, 2014

The Quick-Start Guide to the Whole Bible


The Quick-Start Guide to the Whole Bible: Understanding the Big Picture Book-by-Book
As the subtitle states, this book gives ‘the big picture’ of each book of the Holy Bible. It is not a substitute for the Bible, but a valuable complement, and is delivered in a well-organized fashion.

Dr. Boyd Seevers, a professor at Northwestern University, and Dr. William H. Marty, a professor at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, crafted this easy-to-read handbook, guiding us through each book of the Old and New Testaments. Each Bible book has its own chapter, concentrating on the setting, the summary, and the significance it makes (or should make) in our lives.

I enjoyed this guide and the methodical approach the authors use. They never sway from the three-part structure, and their conversational style of writing is easy to comprehend.

I recommend this handbook to anyone who wishes to gain a summarized view of the Bible and its structure. It’s a great supplement for devotional time as well as a tool for when you’re searching for a particular passage or message, but can’t remember which book it’s in.

This would make a thoughtful gift to new Christians.


Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Pages: 304
First Lines (Introduction): Perhaps you’re a new follower of Christ and would like some help with the big picture of what’s really going on in the Bible. Or perhaps you’ve gone to church for many years but find that you still don’t understand some books of the Bible very well. (Join the club!) Or perhaps you enjoy reading the Bible but don’t own a collection of Bible reference books, and you’d like a simple and affordable book that can help you understand what’s in the Bible and what it means.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a Review Copy from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The options I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255