Title: God’s Story in 66 Verses: Understand the Entire Bible by Focusing on Just One Verse in Each Book
Author: Stan Guthrie
About the Book: “Grasp God’s Word in sixty-six easy verses.
The Bible can seem like a big, intimidating book–mysterious, archaic, and often hard to understand. Written over a span of fifteen hundred years, and completed nearly two millennia ago, God’s Word sometimes feels like a mishmash of stories and literary styles. How can twenty-first-century readers–like “you”–make sense of it all?
Author Stan Guthrie’s answer: begin by zooming in on “one key verse” for each of the Bible’s sixty-six books. Seeking to bring clarity and simplicity to the study of God’s Word, Guthrie has written a concise, easy-to-digest collection of wisdom anchored by one verse for each book, from Genesis to Revelation–a verse that summarizes or lays the foundation for that book, placing it in context with the rest of the Scriptures. Read this book, and you’ll feel as if you’ve read the entire Bible–but you’ll also yearn to continue exploring its depths and mining its riches on your own.”
Phone Tree Review: I am a huge fan of Bible study reference and resource material. Of course, it goes without saying that the Bible is the only true sourcebook needed to guide our lives, but having helpful aids to assist in making a text or even an event or character clearer can be a wonderful thing. This book, I must say, was quite the little jewel. I was not disappointed.
Though the title may promise so much more than seems possible, I can assure you that you will find that the content speaks well to what the author established as his initial thought and goal. I found this book to be very informative, definitely engaging and extremely clear. I loved how the author emphasized key movements and points made in each book. I also loved the Scriptural cross referencing.
Rating: 5/5 *****
A complimentary review copy of this title was made available by the publisher in exchange for an honest critique. The words I have expressed are my own.