Saturday, March 26, 2011

Book Review: The Story of the Bible by Larry Stone

Editor's Note: The following review was written by my wife Hannah:

The Story of the Bible follows the Bible’s history from a brief review of its writing to modern Bible translation projects. Throughout the book the author emphasizes the Bible’s value, its careful preservation, and its key role in people coming to Christ. The folded pull-outs will fascinate readers with copies of ancient manuscripts and a description on the back. People who enjoy studying archeology, history, art, or the Bible in general will love this book. It is not the kind of book that you might read through in one sitting because it has so many details, but you can learn a lot simply by looking at the beautiful pictures on each page and by reading the captions.

The illustrations are amazing. Even the page backgrounds make you feel like you’re holding an ancient manuscript. Colorful timelines at the front and back of the book help put important events in the Bible’s publishing in a historical perspective. I only wish the pull-outs were visible through the transparent page holders. They are life-sized and come folded into fourths, forcing the reader to pull them out of the page protectors to read them. Still, I would recommend the book for its artistic, educational, and historical value.

5 stars—Great coffee table book

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson as part of their BookSneeze Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions 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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