I purchased this book as a graduation gift for a young man who loves maps and details but is rather unsure of his belief of the Bible. He is a fact based person and I hoped his interest in maps and timelines would draw him to looking at this book.
What I didn't expect is how much I enjoyed and learned just from a cursory reading of this book! I am now ordering a book for me and my family! There is a TON of useful information in this book that will help anyone in their understanding of how the Bible came to us, how Biblical events fit into world events. the different translations of the Bible, the prophecies that Jesus fulfilled, the different world religions, archeological discoveries and their importance and SO MANY other pieces of information that I didn't expect!
What is great about all this information is that it is laid out in an orderly, visually appealing sequence that makes you want to read it. It DOES NOT overload your brain with boring facts that are hard to comprehend and have no relevance to your life. This book is an extremely readable and usable resource that I think all Christian should have!
There is so much information in this book. It is loaded. So many of my questions that I have had about many things I read in the Bible are being and will be answered as I really study with this book. Very well done and colorful.
The illustrations are so useful for Bible classes for children (Noah's Ark) and adults (Jerusalem Temple & Tabernacle); things we have read about, but not seen. The timelines and maps are helpful to put things into perspective.