Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman set out to explain how and why the Bible's historical saga differ so dramatically from the archaeological finds. They then offer another version based on the archaeological evidence. They state the most of the early books of the Bible were written in the seventh century BCE giving another explanation of the origins of the Bible.
They set out the history of the theories of when the events in the Pentateuch (the Torah) [Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy] and the Former Prophets [Joshua, Judges, 1& 2 Samuel 1& 2 Kings]. I was swept along by their case that these books of the Bible where put together under King Josiah in the kingdom of Judah in the seventh century BCE. They present the case for the first five books of the Bible to be the result of an editorial process of the three or four main source documents and the final redaction to have taken place in the post-exilic period. They also present the case for a two-part process in the production of the "Deuteromistic History" of the Former Prophets.
The only criticism I have is that when presenting the archaeological evidence they debate mainly only one particular theory and then present their own theory. They do not cover all possible theories.
They produced a readable, enjoyable book for general readers on the debate about the historical reliability of the Bible. Reading it may well lead one to use the extensive bibliography to delve further into this subject.