The book is singular is so many ways: the freshness of Millers expressions in the way he presents his material. The unusual format is great, the information is excellently presented. The larger than usual type makes it more desirable for older people. It is concise, yet complete. It is brief, yet thorough. It will challenge the average Bible reader, yet please the scholar. It is broad in scope, yet succinct in information. It is colorful in both pictorial presentation and verbal expression. It presents alternate views without bias. It is detailed, yet to the point. I suggest it will be of special of interest to all Christian public high school and home school students, all libraries, and all pastors book shelves, and church school teachers resource materials.
Stephen Miller's book was written to be "an easy-reading Bible reference book." Anyone who loves to read and study the Bible will find this reference source a treasure. Written in clear, understandable language, each book of the Bible (from Genesis to Revelation) is presented with a description of the books' context (main point, writer, date, location), important characters, and exposition of selected scriptures and topics. Ancillary features include helpful charts, colorful pictures and artwork, and sidebars explicating terms, events, concepts, etc. found in each book. I give it "two-thumbs up" and recommend it for personal Bible study libraries, and for academic libraries whose institutions support curriculum in Biblical Studies, as an introduction for beginning students.
This book is exactly what the title says: A complete guide to the Bible. Miller once again shows his strong intellect. This book offers amazing photographic illustations that are simply amazing, and the book is very well written and explained in a very understanding format.
A fun way to learn about a heavy book. I love the sidebars such as "The Dream Interpreter's Handbook" and "Did People Really Live Hundreds of Years?" Succinct, well-informed explanations of controversial Biblical issues set it apart from most other Bible Guides. The eye-popping photographs and wit of the author make it uniquely valuable to beginners and old pros.
What a wonderful companion for any student or teacher of God's Word! Where Miller's delightful word-pictures leave off, there are great maps, beautiful art and spectacular photographs that demand, not just a passing glance, but that one stops and spend time soaking in all of the intricate details. The Complete Guide To The Bible is a must to have as you journey through the most beautiful story every told. Most likely my copy will never make it to the shelf, but stay next to my Bible as a constant source of reference.