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Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Rose Publishing
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 9.50 X 7.00 (inches)|
Series: Rose Bible Reference Books
This easy-to-read full color handbook gives you a big-picture view of the Bible to set you up for a lifetime of Bible learning. Quickly get a firm grasp of key Bible foundations that will give you a clearer understanding of God and his Word than ever before! Get an overview of all 66 books of the Bible, find out key information on over 100 Bible people, quickly navigate through Bible history, and more. Features over 200 charts, time lines, maps, and pictures. 256 pp, trade paperback, 7 x 9.5 inches.
Understanding the Bible has never been easier! Whether it's your first time picking up the Bible or you read it cover to cover every year, the Self-Guided Tour Of The Bible will have you looking at the Bible with fresh eyes in moments! In just 9 illustrated chapters, explore:
Introduction to the Bible
- A Quick Overview of the Bible (Including Bible reliability)
- A Time Line of Bible History
- Jesus throughout the Bible (See how the Old Testament points to Christ)
Essentials of the Bible
- Basic Bible Geography (Includes topographical maps)
- Overview of 100 People and Characters in the Bible
- A Simple Overview of the 66 Bible Books (and study tips)
Why Study the Bible?
- Jesus' Life and Teachings
- Heaven, Hell, and Eternity
- The 8 Major Themes in the Bible—Salvation in Christ, Living by Faith, God's Sovereignty, and more!
You know it's important to read God's Word: we read the Bible to get to know the Author himself, but it's an intimidating book! With 66 books and around 800,000 words, the Bible is massive and complicated with history, names, and events. Where do you start? How should you read some of the miraculous events and interesting characters? The Self-Guided Tour Of The Bible answers these questions and many more! Tap into the incredible depth and wonder of God's Word with every page of the Self-Guided Tour Of The Bible.
What makes the Self-Guided Tour Of The Bible unique?
Unlike other Bible guides and commentaries, the Self-Guided Tour Of The Bible tells you everything you need to know using clear summaries, easy-to-read overviews, maps, charts, and time lines. Several key features make the Self-Guided Tour Of The Bible the clear and easy choice—
- Simple, easy-to-use format
- Highly visual (includes over 200 charts, time lines, maps, and pictures)
- Full color (it makes an attractive gift!)
- Convenient index for quick reference
- Flexible—start anywhere in any order
Get refreshed by these easy-to-read overviews of key aspects of the Bible as you turn the pages of Self-Guided Tour Of The Bible.
Includes Over 200 Pictures, Maps, Charts, and Time lines!
Detailed Maps That Help Put the Bible into Context
Includes full-colored, labeled maps that show—
- The Middle East with the Kingdoms of Babylon, Assyria, Canaan, and more!
- The lands the Israelites passed through to get to the Promised Land
- Israel and Jerusalem in Jesus' time
- The cities and countries where Paul traveled
Dozens of Charts and Diagrams that Show Key Information at a Glance
- Books of the Bible grouped by era and theme
- 37 parables of Jesus with each lesson and references
- 13 Comparisons of Genesis and Revelation that Reveal God's Redemption
- and more!
Time Lines That Cover Over 140 Bible and World Events
This full-color, illustrated time line covers major biblical and world events side by side such as—
- The fall of Judah and rebuilding of the Temple (same era as Confucius)
- King David's reign at the same time as the Mayan dynasties of Central America
- The first Olympic games were recorded during the time of Jonah
- and much more!
Self-Guided Tour of the Bible is fully indexed, making it an incredibly useful quick-reference resource!
Here's its Table of Contents:
- Diving In: A Quick Overview of the Bible
- Getting Your Bearings: Basic Bible Geography
- Grasping the Story: A Time Line of Bible History
- Meeting the Characters: A Who's Who of Bible People
- Exploring the Content: A Breakdown of Bible Books
- Getting to the Heart of the Bible: Jesus' Life and Teachings
- Connecting the Dots: Jesus throughout the Bible
- Peeking into the Future: Heaven, Hell, and Eternity
- Summarizing the Message: Major Themes in the Bible
DrKelly5 Stars Out Of 5My New Favorite ResourceNovember 13, 2017DrKellyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Self-Guided Tour of the Bible by Christopher D. Hudson is a remarkable resource! This is an excellent resource for someone new to studying the Bible and also an excellent resource for those who would like a fresh perspective of the Bible. Hudson approaches the exploration of the Bible like exploring a museum by dividing the study of Bible into 9 exhibit halls that provide a quick overview of the Bible, basic geography of the Bible, a time line of Biblical history, the main characters of the Bible, a breakdown of the books of the Bible, an exploration of how Jesus is interwoven throughout the Bible, a complete section on the life and teachings of Jesus, prophetic studies of heaven, hell, and eternity, and a summarization of the overall message of the Bible through the major themes in the Bible. This is one of my most favorite resources that I have come across in a long time of Bible study. It is full of insight and wisdom and suggestions for how to approach the study of different aspects of the Bible and how to apply what you are learning to your life. My most favorite part of this book is the section on the life and teachings of Jesus and the chart given of 37 parables that Jesus used giving both the scripture references where they are found and an overview of the lessons they taught. This chapter is followed by the chapter that tells the story of Jesus from Genesis to Revelation and how Jesus is interwoven into every aspect of the Bible. When I first approached reviewing this book, before I ever even opened it, I expected to have more visual pictures of places in the Bible. This books does have many pictures that show the actual places in the Bible and many depictions of Biblical events. I would have liked to have had more pictures of the actual places in the Bible where events occurred, but I think Mr. Hudson did an excellent job of interspersing visual objects throughout the book and the inclusion of the robust amount of detail and context made up for any lack from my preconceived expectations of what I would encounter in the book. Rose Publishing has provided me with an advanced reader copy. I will be purchasing a bound copy of this book to keep next to my Bible!
by unnamed5 Stars Out Of 5Self Guided Tour of the BibleOctober 7, 2017by unnamedQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0After looking at this book, I sent it to a couple who are reading the Bible for the first time in their lives. I felt Self Guided Tour of the Bible would be helpful in giving background information and other helps as they read their Bible and grow in their faith.
EquipperEnglewood CoAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5One of the most creative and engaging Books on the BibleAugust 29, 2017EquipperEnglewood CoAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Self Guided Tour of the Bible is one of the most creative and engaging books ever written to get you plugged into God's Word. The message, structure, and history of the Bible become easy to access and use in everyday life. Suddenly things you read in the Bible or heard about the Bible come to life!
Once you pick it up you will not want to put it down,
M. Wayne Newcomb, Founder Abba's Glory Inc., Retired Pastor and Bible College Dean
MarilynAge: Over 65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Bible Study Help for Beginners or ProsMay 4, 2017MarilynAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Self-Guided Tour of the Bible
By Christopher C. Hudson
My personal library has many (25+) books which are brief or complex Bible study helps. Not one of them compares to this 247-page treasure. After I saw it in the Rose Publishing catalog, I decided to order it since the description sounded like it might be useful in a general online Bible study I was developing.
As one of the reviewers of Rose Publishing editions, I received this book free in return for an honest review. After spending about 30 minutes looking over the pdf version, I called my regular bookstore and ordered a copy. I only have one objection to the book: it only comes in paperback. However, this keeps the price below $20, so the trade-off may be acceptable if it wears well.
Near the beginning of the book, the author suggested that you "think of this book as a resource." I would add it is a well-organized resource. The chapters are a walk through a "Bible museum" divided into Exhibit Halls. Each exhibit hall covers a specific aspect of Bible study.
Biblical places are fully covered with pictures, maps, and charts. Further charts showed bodies of water, mountains, and deserts.
In another exhibit hall, a chart shows Bible and world events. It shows Bible characters who may have lived at the time of King Tut. During the time of the Trojan War some very interesting leaders arose in Israel. The Mayan culture was growing in Central America during the time of some of the kings of Israel. Jonah lived at the time of the first of these European events that still occur today. The Colosseum in Rome was begun a year after a great tragedy for Jerusalem. (I know I got carried away with this paragraph but I'm a history nut.)
Three thousand characters are named in the Bible. The book includes facts about 100 men and women. The book discusses "the Biggest Character of all - GOD!" It goes on to discuss the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Exhibit hall 7 discusses Jesus throughout the Bible from the prophecy in the Garden of Eden to Revelation. The 8th exhibit hall "peeks into the future - Heaven, Hell, and Eternity."
At the end of the tour, Exhibit hall 9 discusses the 8 basic themes of the Bible repeated in both the Old and New Testaments because "humans are hard of hearing...(and) prone to forget."
Those of us who use Bible helps with our studies and teaching are always concerned with the doctrines expressed. In my general reading of the book, the authors seemed to emphasize our agreements rather than our points of conflict.
The author urges us to "Read, Engage, and Apply" the Bible. I would suggest that this book would help a beginning Bible student or a Bible pro do all three.
theChristianReviewerAge: 45-54Gender: Male5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent Tour of the Bible! Must read for anyone that wants to understand at a high level what the Bible is all about!May 2, 2017theChristianReviewerAge: 45-54Gender: MaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Imagine you are in a museum with a bunch of different rooms. You go from exhibit to exhibit learning and understanding more with each room you venture into. Well, that's exactly what Christopher D. Hudson did with Rose Publishing's "Self-Guided Tour of the Bible". Each of these nine "rooms" or sections in this book covers different topics such as an Overview, History, Geography, People, Major Themes and more. Each section skillfully navigates the reader to a greater understanding of the Bible. This book will likely be viewed as a book that is geared more toward people who are unfamiliar with the Bible, but at the same time, we often need a reminder of some of the points that are made in this book. Easy to read and very visual, this book is something I would highly recommend. I really like how it goes over how to study the Bible as well and includes ideas on how to study the different genres that are used throughout the Bible. I really appreciate how Rose Publishing allows for copies of individual pages to be made so you can use this in a classroom or small group setting. To me, that shows me a publisher that wants to share the gospel with the world. Love it! I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.