- Retail Price: 12.99
- Release Date: March 2012
- Page Count: 272
- Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
- Binding: Trade
- ISBN: 978-0-7369-4424-3
- Case Lot Quantity: 52
A Quick Overview of the Bible
Understanding How All the Pieces Fit Together
Moses’ world would hardly be recognizable today. David and Solomon, Isaiah and Nehemiah, Peter and Paul...all the biblical authors wrote to people whose mind-sets were very different from readers’ today. Add to that the immensity of the Bible story...no wonder the Scriptures can be difficult to understand!
Bible scholar Douglas Jacoby has taught Bible survey courses for more than 25 years, bridging the gulf between the biblical world and the twenty-first century. He uses clear, easy-to-understand language to explain the big picture of the Bible and show how the pieces fit together. Among the many compelling issues covered, readers will discover...
- the basic chronological outline of the Bible
- the most important themes of the Old and New Testaments
- how the Bible relates to a twenty-first-century worldview
Perfect for personal or group use, this survey removes many of the barriers that keep people from understanding and enjoying the Bible.
“This book is one that would help someone grow in their confidence in learning what the Bible has to say and help them become more competent and diligent in dealing with others if Bible questions arise.”
“A Quick Overview of the Bible is a strong pick as an introductory to any Bible student, be they professional or amateur.”
—The Midwest Book Review
“Written in simple language, this book was an easy and informative read.”
“I found it very informative and think it would be helpful in Bible studies…In each section on the testament you will find lots background information that will help you understand the Bible as you read it everyday.”
“Jacoby does a great job of presenting and explaining information, while keeping it interesting and brief. Although I have been in church for years and read and learned a lot of the Bible, I still learned some new things and got a refresher course in a lot of other things.”
“This book will help many understand the Bible more. Those who read A Quick Overview of the Bible will not be left unsatisfied. I have truly been inspired to not only read the Bible more, but to study it with more intensity.”
“International speaker, debater and Christian apologist Dr. Douglas Jacoby has provided a valuable tool for laypeople with this introduction to reading the Bible. Students of the Bible understand that a historical background to biblical times is necessary for one to understand the Bible accurately. And Dr. Jacoby delivers the goods in an easily accessible format, serving the reader as a warm and interesting tour guide into the past. I wish I had this book as a college student!”
—Michael R. Licona, Ph.D, author of The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach