Books Galore! – A Week of Reviews, Day 5 (The Quick-Start Guide to the Whole Bible)

Finding quality Bible study resources and supplemental study materials can be challenging at best. One must always question integrity, authenticity, and accuracy. With that in mind, I tend to be very selective about my choices. This week’s final review features a quick guide to the Bible.

Day 5: The Quick-Start Guide to the Whole Bible: Understanding the Big Picture Book-By-Book by Drs. William H. Marty and Boyd Seevers 

About the Book:

“A Friendly Overview of Every Book of the Bible

Reading the Bible can be intimidating. Made up of sixty-six “books” ranging in subject matter from history to instruction, from poetry to prophecy, this all-time bestseller is frequently misunderstood, even by those who read it regularly.

In this easy-to-read handbook, two respected Bible professors will help you make sense of the Bible, book-by-book. Using a conversational tone, they cut right to the heart of the matter, focusing on two main questions: “What does it say?” and “Why does it matter?”

Whether you’re a seasoned reader of Scripture or reading it for the first time, you’re sure to come away with a better understanding of what the Bible is all about and why it is the most important book you’ll ever read.”

Phone Tree Review: The Quick-Start Guide to the Whole Bible by Drs. William H. Marty and Boyd Seevers is a Bible study resource that provides a general overview on the Old and New Testament books of the Bible. It is simple in its format, providing information on the setting of each book, a quick summary about the specified book and a detailed interpretation on the significance of each identified book.

Readers will likely find this guide to be brief, succinct, and easy to maneuver. They will appreciate the simplicity of language used by the authors, as well as the directness applied per subheading.

In my opinion, this book would be ideal for someone who is new to the concept of Bible study and who wants an overall idea of what the Bible is all about. With that said, I must emphasize the vitality and importance of reading the Bible itself. No book, no matter how good a resource, can take the place nor is it meant to take the place of the word of God.

Rating: 4/5
Recommend: Yes
Audience: Adult/Young Adult
Other: Biblical Education Ministry, New Converts and/or Young Adults class, Church Library

Disclosure: I received this book free from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The words I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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