5 Stars Out Of 5
The Books of the Bible, New Testament
August 6, 2014
I read this with our church this spring. It was the most fantastic version of the Bible that I have ever read! It is absolutely life changing. Having read the Bible in many different formats and versions, I still found myself surprised at things I had never noticed before. The story comes alive and you get sucked in like a good novel (which is the intent of this transcript.) It moves you through the events as they happened.
It starts with Luke, then Acts, and then through Paul's epistles. Going from start to finish like that made some things which Paul writes that are difficult to theologically understand make more sense because they are in context of their happenings. After Paul's letters, this book takes you on a journey through the other writers of the New Testament. It is fantastically arranged.
I am going to buy a box to give away and a box for my mother to give to her girls she ministers to. It's perfect to give to those who are just beginning their journey with God as well as those who wouldn't normally read anything. It is so easy to read that the big picture presents itself even to those who have difficulty reading.
The back ground information before you even start the New Testament is very well written. Then before each book there is an "invitation to the book" with historical/topical information relevant to understanding the book. I enjoyed each of these except the one for Revelation.
I absolutely LOVE "The Books of the Bible" and would recommend to everyone who wants to know God more intimately to read this format because if feels like a love letter. No matter how many times you've read the Bible or how many versions you already have, this Book is worth getting!