Since I tend to be a trivia buff who likes a little background info, I was excited to receive this book in the mail recently. Flipping through, I was delighted with all of the illustrations, but I was expecting there to be good ones in a book called Illustrated Bible Dictionary. Then, I stopped to read a few entries; the wit and down-to-earth writing style of Stephen M. Miller captured my interest and kept it. Whether you have been studying the Bible for decades or haven't a clue to what it is all about, this book not only hits the highlights, but may just make you want to go more indepth. This is an excellent reference and resource that you are sure to use frequently.
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A Bible Dictionary I actually enjoy. I never turned two pages without seeing an illustration. Miller's wit is embedded in the snappy descriptions of each word. Anyone teaching geography, history, or the Bible will really like this book. It brings the past to life. Bill Calvin
Filled With Information, Fun To Read & Hard To Put
April 24, 2013
Stephen M. Miller in his new book, "Stephen M. Miller's Illustrated Bible Dictionary" published by Barbour Publishing gives us a book For Those Who Thought They'd Never Read a Bible Dictionary.
From the back cover: The Bible Dictionary for people who hate Bible dictionaries.
With its fast-paced writing and gorgeous pictures, you'll wonder why more Bible reference books don't read like a magazine. Stephen M. Miller's Illustrated Bible Dictionary is the latest project from best-selling author Stephen M. Miller, who combines solid Bible scholarship with a compelling journalistic writing style. From Aaron to Zorah (Samson's hometown), here are some 1,400 entries on Bible people, places, things, customs, and ideas--all written for optimal clarity and enjoyment. This is a readable reference you'll want to consult over and over again.
A Bible Dictionary created especially for newcomers. This Bible Dictionary is filled with information about Bible-time people, places and customs that not only is easy to read but is fast-paced, fun to read and hard to put down. Even if you have used a Bible Dictionary before you are going to like this one because, I believe, it has new information that other Bible Dictionaries do not have. To make this book as helpful as possible Mr. Miller has added a large number of cross references. If you are interested in a particular topic this book can provide the stepping off place for you. There are 1,400 entries and illustrations that highlight whatever the topic is. This is a resource that will be referred to over and over again. It is also a wonderful gift to give to family and friends so that they can use it over and over.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Barbour Publishing . 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."