A completely revised edition of this best-selling Bible resource with new ideas, diagrams and illustrations Uniquely presented, this handbook uses modern language, humour and ingenious diagrams to bring the Bible to life. The Bible Book is a unique kind of guide to the Bible. Informative, though-provoking and very, very readable, this is a book that will help you explore the most famous book in the world. Informal, but informed, simple but never simplistic, The Bible Book tackles the Bible with honesty, humour and inventiveness. This book won't baffle you with jargon, but it won't insult your intelligence either. Nick Page maps out the way the Bible works, showing you the route through and the places of interest along the way. With its illuminating graphics and user-friendly design, The Bible Book is an indispensable handbook for anyone setting out to explore the exciting world of the Bible.
Contents include: Quick Guide - Your at-a-glance introduction to every book of the Bible Questions, Questions - a lighter look at some of those difficult issues Tricky Bits - explanations of things that make you go 'hmmm' The Route Through - a 'streetmap' showing you how each Bible book is put together Landmarks - the important events and themes of the Bible Postcards - introducing the cities and countries of the Bible Details, Details - those fascinating facts that otherwise might go unnoticed Viewpoints - a guide to opposing interpretations Breif Lives - a quick summary of the lives of major Bible characters Plus over 50 maps, timelines and diagrams, bringing the world of the Bible to life.
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(234mm x 153mm x 24mm)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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UK Kirkus Review »
This is a book of hidden and very useful depths, despite its somewhat flippant title and magazine-style approach to layout. Nick Page starts off with the assumption that many people are put off reading the Bible because of its length, dullness, archaic language and so on (an assumption most clergy would agree with), and so he sets out to demystify it. If that means cutting it down to bite-size chunks, picking out the essential bits and using everyday language with a touch of humour, then that's fine as long as the system works. And it does work surprisingly well. By way of timelines, diagrams, explanatory boxes and even a 'street map' showing routes through the Bible's 750,000 words, Page makes the process an adventure trip that has the knack of appealing to all ages. But this is no alternative Bible, to be read instead of the real thing. Rather, it's an introduction to help readers get more out of the Bible and understand it better when they finally realize it isn't so intimidating after all. 'There are bits of the Bible that no one understands, where even the experts are baffled,' Page admits. 'But there are far more numerous bits where the meaning is plain and clear and where you can put it into action.' Some scholars have ducked the more puzzling sections to which he refers, but Page tackles them head-on in boxes labelled 'Tricky Bits'. These boil the conundrums down to their essentials and explain what is really going on behind the muddled translations. Nick Page has an upbeat, friendly style without being frivolous. His book serves as a perfect introduction to both the Old and New Testaments. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Nick Page
The author of more than 60 books, Nick Page is nothing if not versatile. He writes for readers of all ages, on a wide range of subjects, including history, literary criticism, children's stories (traditional and original), novels and the life-story of a seventeenth century dwarf. He is best known for his Christian books including Tabloid Bible and The Bible Book.