Know Your Bible: All 66 Books Explained and Applied
By Paul Kent (Author)
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Know Your Bible: All 66 Books Explained and Applied
Paperback- February 1, 2008 Through 66 separate books, 1,189 chapters, and hundreds of thousands of words, the Bible shares one extraordinary message: God loves you.
Know Your Bible is a concise, easy-to-understand guide to God's Word--giving you a helpful and memorable overview of all 66 books. For each book of the Bible, Know Your Bible provides data on the author and time frame, a ten-word synopsis, a longer (50-100 word) summary, thoughts on what makes the book unique or unusual, a listing of key verses, and a "So, What?" section of practical application. It's a fantastic resource for individuals and ministries!
A little paperback should accompany every bible class or study you ever attend
Essentially the book provides a cursory read of The Bible, highlighting the major events, themes, passages, and unusual historic tidbits.
A wonderful reference book, which contains approx. 2 pages detailing each of the 66 books of the Bible.
Information included for each book is the author (or the believed author), when the book is believed to have been written, a synopsis of the book, often quoted verses from the book, etc.
This book gives you a handle on all the books of the Bible so you know who wrote it, when, what it's about, a detailed summary, quotable verses that are common from the book, what's unique and interesting from the book
Short, sweet, to the point
I got both this book and another for my fiance for Christmas this year. Life gets hectic and we don't always have the time to go to the Bible study that he loves but staying connected to his faith is really important and definitely adds balance to our lives. He is a recovering addict (now sober for a few years from all intoxicants) so it is really important that he connects with God in meaningful ways. This is the smaller of the two books, and I attached pictures below for reference and hopefully it will give you a good idea of what the book looks like. This is definitely short and to the point, but very informative. If you wanted to, you could read this in a few hours or a day, but I think it is best to use it as a study guide and do a little here and there. The great thing about these types of books is that you can re-do them every year or every few years, and they will have new meaning each time. So far he has really enjoyed the book and I have been impressed. I personally like the other, larger one that we got better, but I think they both have their place and this being so small is definitely a bonus for traveling.
It seems like the toner was running out of ink as half ...
It is a one page review for each bible story. It seems like the toner was running out of ink as half of the book is grey and hard to read
WONDERFUL little study book for Christians..
I am reviewing this book because it doesn't make sense not to.... If that makes sense ... ?? This book has been around for about seven or eight years (more or less..). In that time it has sold a bunch of copies (millions..??). That means that it has been fairly well received. There is a reason for that..... This book is short, clean, and concise. It tells exactly the same thing about each book of the Bible starting with Genesis and ending with Revelation. There are 1-2 pages dedicated to each book of the Bible. Each book entry follows the same format of seven specific topic reference points. Author: Date: In Ten Words or Less: Details, Please: Quotable: Unique and Unusual: So What?: Since all of this information is contained on 1-2 pages, it stands to reason that each book entry has precious little detail. That is exactly what the author intended, and exactly what he accomplished. In each of the seven points there is something specific and unique about that particular book of the Bible. For example: In 1 and 2 Kings we find the following statements under the heading of "In Ten Words or Less" 1 Kings: "Israel divides into rival northern and southern nations". And in 2 Kings we find: "Both Jewish nations are destroyed for their disobedience to God." Later, in the New Testament entries, we find in the book of 2 Timothy: "The apostle Paul's final words to a beloved co-worker." The same type of entries are present for every book of the Bible. It is hard to imagine that much of anything useful could be contained in a small book of 95 total pages that would shed any light on a book so profound as the Bible. Yet, this effort deserves a place in the study works of Christians everywhere. It is not complete. It does not tell the stories. It does not offer the spiritual guidance. What it does is stimulate the desire for more. It gives you a jumping off place for further study. It gives you a quick look at the "Who" and "Why" and "Where" of each book of the Bible and allows you to quickly determine if your question's answer might be present in that book. It is not the study material itself, but rather an outline for you to fill in. I find it immensely useful as a primer for showing/teaching others about the Bible, and as a quick refresher when my mind needs it. Unless you have a photographic memory or are blessed with fabulous mnemonic help, you will find this little book to be a very useful partner in your study.
About The Author
Paul Kent is a long-time editor who has also written several books including Know Your Bible, Bible Curiosities, and Playing with Purpose: Baseball Devotions. He and his family live near Grand Rapids, Michigan.