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Handsome, invaluable and incomparable,
This review is from: The Lion Handbook to the Bible (Paperback)
I bought this to replace my own well-thumbed paperback 1983 edition, and it certainly matches up to Old Faithful - in spades.
Bound in handsome blue and gold stiff paperback, it's a weighty volume of over 800 pages and 700 photos and illustrations geared mainly at the non-scholar. The initial 100 or so pages form an introduction, explaining the Holy Book's setting, structure, history, and relevance to today. From then on each book of the Bible is extensively covered, with insights into the most famous stories, and explanations of the not so well-known passages. Separate coloured panels give extra focus to various Biblical characters and issues such as Jewish law, customs, architecture and many more.
What is striking about the text is its neutrality, enabling this book to Christians of all denominations. In typical reliable Lion tradition, this book explains the Bible in clear and simple language, expertly summarising the relevant chapters and thus encouraging further reading.
This is a perfect companion work to the Bible, and for anyone familiar or unfamiliar with it. Its simple yet informative text and eye-catching layout will also endear it to the casual reader who might wish to delve deeper into the greatest written work of humankind