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Download version of Rose Book of Bible Charts
March 24, 2015
I love this download for helping me understand where events in the Bible happened, and what kind of environment the people lived in. It contains an incredible amount of information on timelines, books of the Bible, etc. It is a real blessing having it on my computer so that I have access to it whenever I want it, since my computer goes with me most everywhere. It doesn't have the overlays that the printed Rose book of maps has, but that is the only drawback. I am glad I purchased it, and recommend it to anyone who wants to dig deeper into scriptures.
I was already a big fan of the Rose Book of Bible Charts, Maps and Time Lines. True to its name, it is stuffed with some of the best charts, tables, summaries, and maps that Rose has ever published. To my knowledge, there is nothing else quite like it on the market. I was surprised to read they were issuing a new edition. It seems like publishers can't leave a good thing alone! And I'm glad they did't.
The first thing I noticed about the new "10th Anniversary Edition" was the formatting. Wow! The old style wasn't bad, but they have taken it to new levels of readability and clarity. And quite simply, it just looks better. The charts especially are arranged better with an improved color palette and more photographs embedded directly into the charts.
The book has swelled to 229 pages, with six more topics and updates throughout--too numerous to detail. I wish I had this book in seminary. It is the kind of quick reference book that would have saved me hours. Every Sunday School teacher, youth minister, or small group leader should have a copy on hand to answer those challenging questions that come up: How did we get the Bible? What is Leviticus about? What are the differences in the religions?
The research is solid, and where there are different views on a topic the major positions are presented fairly. Well done, Rose Publishing!
(Full disclosure: I received a review copy of this booklet from Rose Publishing. However, the view expressed here is mine.)