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    1. Dallas, TX
      Age: 35-44
      Gender: female
      5 Stars Out Of 5
      Fascinating read with beautiful historical illus
      June 23, 2011
      Jenny Rose
      Dallas, TX
      Age: 35-44
      Gender: female
      Quality: 5
      Value: 5
      Meets Expectations: 5
      The Story of the Bible by Larry Stone is a chronological account of how the Bible came about. It begins with the early days of record keeping via stone, copper, papyrus, and parchment. Next came the development of scrolls and then codex—the predecessors of the book. Stone describes the protocols and procedures that were put in place to ensure the accuracy of future copies of chapters and books of the Bible. As each ancient record is discovered, analyzed and placed in the historical time line the validity and accuracy of the scriptures is proven over and over. The original manuscripts of the Bible have survived raids, wars, washings and re-usings, fires—and yet there is still enough left for scholars to study and marvel at the consistency of the man-made copies. The locations of the discoveries show that copies were dispersed and circulated. The early church had to deal with false teaching without the benefit of an established Bible.

      I'll admit I have not finished reading this book. It is big and packed with information. The portion I have read is fascinating and I look forward to reading more, gradually and seeing more of God's sovereignty revealed as He has obvious overseen the survival of so many puzzle pieces. I plan to make this a permanent part of my home library and I'm sure I will refer to it as I do various Bible studies.

      I received this book free from Thomas Nelson to read and give an honest review.
    2. Springfield, MO
      Age: 35-44
      Gender: female
      5 Stars Out Of 5
      Valuable Resource
      June 10, 2011
      Shelley
      Springfield, MO
      Age: 35-44
      Gender: female
      Quality: 5
      Value: 5
      Meets Expectations: 5
      The Story of the Bible provides a fascinating overview of the Bible, beginning with the basics: key terms, important people, and significant places related to the Biblical narrative. Stone then traces the actual production of the Bible from its earliest form as scrolls through its most recent translations and editions, highlighting the people who have risked and sacrificed their lives to spread the message of the Bible.

      The text of this book is interesting, but the illustrations are truly remarkable. Alongside reproductions of beautiful Biblically-themed art, the book also includes life-size reproductions of texts such as Dead Sea Scrolls and the Gutenberg Bible.

      The Word of God is living, active, eternal and able to transform lives; those attributes shine through in this volume.

      This book was provided by Thomas Nelson, but the opinions are my own.
    3. South Florida, USA
      Age: 35-44
      Gender: female
      5 Stars Out Of 5
      Great addition to homeschool Library
      April 28, 2011
      Jackie C
      South Florida, USA
      Age: 35-44
      Gender: female
      Quality: 5
      Value: 5
      Meets Expectations: 5
      The Story of the Bible

      by Larry Stone

      Definitely a family treasure book I would keep on my coffee table, if I had one presently in my home or my family library. It's a beautiful hard covered bound book that speaks from an author's experience with Theology and Bible history. The illustrations alone in the book are breath taking and I am definitely going to be attracted to this book for years to come.

      The book mainly depicts the history of the Bible writings, the many different translations and effects it has had through our years of having the Bible in our culture and civilization. Throughout the book, Larry Stone, defines the Bible's value and attraction in our culture and its careful preservation throughout the years in translation to many cultures and many languages. Stone's main message that I perceived from the very beginning is to connect people to come to Christ. To feel the love and the message of our Lord through history and art.

      Again, the book has many details both with beauty and words. The illustrations are breath taking and beautiful. The sheer folded pull-outs sheets will illuminate readers with copies of ancient manuscripts. Each folded pull out kindly gives you an explanation and history on the back for your learning convenience. The silky feeling of the paper and the old drawings make you feel like you are an archaeologist from Raiders of the Lost Ark. =)

      As a Catholic homeschooling mom of 5 little ones, I know this is a treasure book to keep for religion and history, art appreciation and learning more about the history of the Bible. You won't make a mistake bringing this beautiful bounded book home for your little ones and older children to see and learn about the #1 book in the world: The Bible. For my Catholic Family Circus, this book is a gem and we will definitely enjoy this book for many homeschool year.

      Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. 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 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
    4. Pennsylvania
      Age: 35-44
      Gender: female
      4 Stars Out Of 5
      Beautiful Book!
      April 18, 2011
      Homeschool Mom
      Pennsylvania
      Age: 35-44
      Gender: female
      Quality: 5
      Value: 5
      Meets Expectations: 4
      I was asked to review The Story of the Bible by Larry Stone by BookSneeze.com. This beautiful book tells the history of the Bible in an interesting, "story" way that I found interesting and enjoyable. Additionally, it includes quite a few copies/reproductions of historic documents related to the Bible, which makes this a great teaching aid and resource.

      I enjoyed this book, and plan to use it at various times and in various ways while homeschooling my children. I think they will especially enjoy the hands-on aspect of the various reproductions included with the book (in vellum sleeves so they can be removed to examine more closely). One thing that surprised me was how BIG the book is. While it makes it nice for use in teaching, and allows for plenty of beautiful pictures, it makes it awkward to read the actual narrative. This was a challenge for me since it's size made it difficult to read while nursing my daughter, or carry it with me to read in the car, etc. Still, this is an amazing book, that our family will enjoy and treasure for years to come!

      Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. 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 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
    5. Tecumseh, OK
      5 Stars Out Of 5
      April 13, 2011
      David Shaw
      Tecumseh, OK
      Quality: 5
      Value: 5
      Meets Expectations: 5
      It would be safe to say that I love the Bible. To be able to read God's very word is an honor and a privilege. Because of that I am intrigued by how we received the Bible, its structure and authors, and how it has lasted through these centuries. I have read much on these and look for any other resources that encourage me in the truth that the Bible we have today is the very book God wants us to have.

      In Larry Stone's book The Story of the Bible we can learn of those things. He gives in fascinating detail the beginnings of the Bible and how it has been preserved to present times. On every page there are photos of paintings, sculptures and of ancient copies of the books of the Bible. Inserted throughout are removable life-size reproductions with explanations from those ancient copies. Most books like these are scholarly, technical and at times inaccessible to most people. Even though this book is like those Stone writes in a way most will understand.

      This is a book that I will cherish. I will turn to it often to assist in teaching God's Word and defending it from attacks. I couldn't recommend this book enough.

      Disclaimer - I received this resource free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Book Sneeze book review blogger program. All that was required of me is that I review it, positively or negatively, on my site.
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