Very satisfied with this product. However, it is missing one feature which I would like. When I come across a place name in the Bible, I would like to have a alphabetical listing referencing a map showing the location of that place name.
This is the third edition which includes color photos. The Bible version used in this book is the New King James Version. This book is a wonderful tool to use when studying the Bible. I am a visual learner so I greatly appreciate this book's visual overview of the geograhy, politics, events, people, and themes of the Bible, maps, and charts covering all the books of the Bible in order. There's a variety of charts such as "At A Glance" charts that give a summary of each book, comparison charts, and reference/cross reference charts, etc. I love the layout. Very easy to use and pleasing to the eyes. I especially like the fact that we are permitted to copy the charts and maps in this book for our personal use or for use by study groups. It became such a valuable resource in our homeschool. It helps make the Bible come alive and exciting. It's a book that will be used over and over again. I highly recommend this book.~I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program.
Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts 3rd Edition is a must have for any serious student of the Bible. This book is a fantastic resource that breaks down the Bible by book with maps, pictures, and history of each. It also offers a breakdown of the message of each book with comparison to other books on occasion. I loved the maps of the journeys of the patriarchs and from Exodus and the harmony of the Gospels. The pictures of places now really help make the stories I've read come to life now that I have a physical location to place them in. All the maps and charts are also downloadable online and can be reproduced as well. This book's data really brings the Bible to life. It's a book, just like the Bible, that I will never truly be finished reading because of all of the information included.
I read Nelsons Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts, Third Edition, and I was very impressed. Not only did it contain a veritable wealth of information, but also full color illustrations and photographs. Thomas Nelson was generous enough to make all charts reproducible for group study and use. The maps were quite accurate, even though I had first expected them to be scholarly maps and charts (partly the reason why I had wished to review the book in the first place). The information alongside the charts was sometimes surprising, but highly informative. The book also gives some help with Apologeticsfor example, did you know the Aramaic in the book of Daniel is early Imperial Aramaic, consistent with a proper 6th century B.C. date? The combination of maps, charts, and almost a handbooks introduction (it isnt quite as detailed), makes for an interesting read, though I think I would have preferred it if Thomas Nelson had created some all-new maps, detailed, scholarly ones, to put into this third edition. I found the book useful, detailed enough for church and study use, but not detailed enough for heavy scholarly use. I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review.