Saturday, August 16, 2014

Christian Nonfiction Review: The Quick-Start Guide to the Whole Bible

My high school and college Bible classes basically went over every book of the Bible in their basics, so "The Quick-Start Guide to the Whole Bible" was a nice review. However, I'm pretty sure that 1) the material provided outside of book summaries could be found in the intros to most Bibles and 2) I could have read most of the New Testament in the few days it took me to read this book. Therefore, I would recommend it only for true beginners, or those who maybe need an overview and don't have time to read often.

The book consists mostly of very short applications for modern day readers and short summaries of each book's contents. I would have liked to have seen a chapter linking the books together with a short discussion of God's overall plan and how that is weaved throughout both Testaments. And the book could have used some more cultural background, but then again it is already 299 pages longs (but is easy to read). I did underline a few things, but I won't be keep the book on my shelf.

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review of it.

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