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    1. 2 Stars Out Of 5
      The Biographical Bible: adam/eve to john
      January 20, 2016
      Quality: 3
      Value: 2
      Meets Expectations: 2
      its an ok read but did not like the writers perspective on most accounts. lot of speculating (of course) in an attempt to make this novelistic like (as in a good book).

      like other posts, an ok reference book.

      Would not recommend it highly.
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      4 Stars Out Of 5
      Not a Bible - A Good Reference Book
      November 30, 2013
      Floyd Johnson
      Upstate NY
      Age: 55-65
      Gender: male
      Quality: 5
      Value: 5
      Meets Expectations: 5
      The Biographical Bible is not a Bible - it is not a Study Bible or a Devotional Bible. Rather it is biographical dictionary of 50-75 major individuals found in the Christian Scriptures. Based on solid scholarship, it also has a devotional flavor.

      Each chapter is devoted to a period of history - most covering the lives of two or more Biblical characters. For example the first three chapters cover the following characters:

      Chapter 1 - Adam, Eve, and the Boys: From Eden to the Tower of Babel

      Chapter 2 - Abraham and Sarah: Joys and Tribulations of Old Age

      Chapter 3 - Isaac and Rebekah: Marital Missteps and Misery

      With 24 chapters, I am estimating that 75 to 100 people are discussed with varying amount of detail.

      Within those 24 chapters, the author brings to life people and events that make up Biblical history in very readable series of vignettes that allow the reader to appreciate the contribution that each has made to the Spiritual history of Israel and the Church.

      My major complaint with the book is the separation of Biblical footnotes from other references (i.e. other primary and secondary sources). Biblical footnotes are collected in an index at the rear of the text, other references are footnoted in place. Each chapter also includes a list of suggested works for "Further Reading".

      The book is a welcome reference book to the library of a pastor or teacher doing a biographical study - whether of a single individual or of a series of characters. It stands along similar works by such authors as Alexander Whyte, James Hastings, Charles Spurgeon, and John MacArthur. It is my hope that this book gains a wide audience and appreciation within the church.


      This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are mine alone.
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