The Lion Handbook to the Bible Hardcover – 30 Sep 1983
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About the Author
PAT ALEXANDER is former editorial director of Lion Publishing. She is also the compiler and author of many books ranging from the best-selling Lion Handbook to the Bible to The Lion First Bible. She lives in Oxford.
David Alexander was a founder of Lion Publishing, and for 28 years a Director of the company. He spent much time researching and taking photographs for books such as The Lion Handbook to the Bible. Helping people to understand the Bible and communicating its message was a key factor in his work. David took his degree in Modern Languages from Oxford University. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
I have found that the Lion Handbook has achieved all this marvellously; it has been my constant companion as I have navigated through over half of the scriptures in the past two years. It has enlightened me sufficiently, that I am keen to start a more in depth journey into the Bible with more advanced texts.
I would recommend this to anyone who wishes to deepen their knowledge (particularly in the Old Testament) for personal spiritual reasons. I do not think it would be as useful for deep academic study.
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
From a religious point of view it gives the History / Background to the Old and New Testaments
which makes undersatnding a lot easier.
As a history of the Jewish people it is excellent with many archaeological references.
A superb buy.
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Lots of background information. You can dip into it without it being "heavy".Published 29 days ago by Rex Edward Yeomans
An excellent publication that has been modernised and is standing the test of timePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was a replacement copy for this excellent and most helpful bookPublished 2 months ago by Susan
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Condition of book was good, but didn't expect the cover to be so badly torn.Published 3 months ago by JOHN
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Love this book and helpful when studying the bible. Would highly recommend this book!Published 5 months ago by Joan Fulton