Chock full of outlines, charts, pictures, and maps, Nelsons Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts is a fantastic visual Bible study resource.My favorite part: how the book is organized. The book is divided into Old Testament and New Testament and then each book of the Bible is given its own chapter. Having the book set up in the same order as the Bible makes research super simple. If youre studying Nehemiah, you dont have to flip through pages and pages of maps to find what Jerusalem looked like in his time. Find Nehemiah in the index and then youll have all kinds of Nehemiah information at your fingertips.Author, dates, outlines, timelines, historical background Another great part of Nelsons Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts: COLOR maps! These maps (as well as all of the other charts and timelines) are reproducible for use in a class or Bible study setting. Also, you can download free .pdf versions of all of the maps and charts at Thomasnelson.com/MapsAndCharts.I am a visual learner, so I really appreciate Nelsons Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts. Having so much information all in one book is an invaluable resource for any Bible student.***Check out more book reviews on my blog: thecreativesideofsteph DOT blogspot DOT com
Sometimes when I study my Bible, I wish I knew more about biblical history. I wonder about the Bibles authors, and I try to understand specifically where in our modern world certain Bible events happened. So, when I had the opportunity to review The Third Edition of Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps & Charts, I jumped at the chance. Im glad that I did, because this excellent reference book has become my most used Bible study guide. The maps and charts exceeded my expectations. They are beautifully illustrated and easy to understand. Best of all, they go beyond the basics. ( the journey of the Ark of the Covenant, the floor plan of Herods temple, etc.)After you buy the book, you can go to the Thomas Nelson web site and download a free copy of the charts and maps for your non-commercial use. What a great idea for bible study groups and Sunday school classes!All of the material is presented in a style that is interesting and easy to read. Along with the helpful visual aids, Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps & Charts includes a brief overview of each book of the Bible, its possible author(s), an outline of the book and related dates, and its theme and literary structure. Readers will also find historical articles providing insight into Bible times.This 500-page softcover book is an indispensable resource guide, perfect for Bible study and simple enough to use in a homeschool curriculum. The average retail price of around $14 is a bargain, especially because it includes the free downloads.I highly recommend that you add The Third Edition of Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps & Charts to your home library. It is one of those reference books that won't stay on the shelf gathering dust.Thank you to Thomas Nelson's BookSneeze program for providing a free review copy of this book.
Nelsons Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts is an exhaustive compilation of color charts, maps & other Bible study tools. Thomas Nelson published this edition with photographs & reproducible materials, making studying the Word of God more enlightening for student and teacher. This complete reference book will be a choice resource for church leaders, community group facilitators, and all students of Gods Word! Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 : Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
Nelsons Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts, Third Edition is a nice piece for a basic, Bible study library. It is intended to give you information about each book of the Bible by telling you about the author, date, theme(s), and structure of that book. The anonymous compilers of this work have done a good job of using maps, charts, and outlines to give the reader a better grasp of the Bible book he/she is studying. I reviewed it as a member of the Thomas Nelson blogging program, and received a complimentary copy of the book.Being an owner of an older edition, I was happy to see the new look of the Third Edition! From cover to cover, everything looks better! After doing a few book-to-book comparisons, I found that the content had not changed one bit. Its all about the packaging, and Thomas Nelson has done a great job with it. The addition of on-line access to selected charts is a nice bonus. It would be nice if ALL the charts, graphs, photos, and maps were available to owners of the book, but so would winning the lottery. Maybe thatll come with the fourth edition.Because the content is basic in nature, the seasoned student of Scripture will not find it especially helpful for discovering new data. He/she will find it more useful as a refresher. On the other hand, I think that the new student of Scripture will appreciate and enjoy the assistance offered in this colorful, easy-to-read resource for learning about the books of the Bible.
This book is a wonderful resource to have on hand wheather you need it to study for a Sunday school lesson or a personal Bible study. The charts were extremely good. I think there is a chart in there for just about everything, from the chronology of Israel and the Pentateuch, to the pagan gods of Egypt and the ten plagues, to the kings of Israel, up through the seven churches in the book of Revelation. The charts are very detailed, easy to read, and packed with information.The organization of this book is also at a premium. It divides the books of the Bible into their catagories (Historical, Poetic,...etc.) then into the individual books.Also included are breath-taking real-life photos of the Holy Land, and detailed maps.The best part is that every map and chart is reproducible.This book will have you preparing lessons like a seasoned veteran from the very start.