on 1 August 2008
Get this book. An essential part of any Christians library. Fee & Stuart are excellent writers and with this book they have laid out key information for every book of the Bible. Covering historical background, literary points, and structural overview of each book. My favourite bits are where they give pointers of what to look out for - a "how to read" section, this helps guide my reading - aiming in the right direction but means I am still left to discover God's truth for myself. Wonderful!
on 3 November 2010
for anyone who wants to understand the Bible in a easy and challanging way this is for you. It takes you book by book giving themes, information and then suggestions for questions you may wish to consider to help with your understanding.
You don't have to be 'religious' either as it is light enough make help it connect without ramming it down your throat - so to speak.
So if you have ever wondered what 'all the fuss is about' then this book will help. Get the book, get a bible and head off into a new world of understanding.
on 20 January 2011
Good book. A good tool about how to study the Bible. It talks about different kind of version, explaining about the translation issues and then talks about different types of literature inside the bible and how to study and interpret it. THe author uses a really clear language, understandable for beginners, so you do not have to be an scholar to read it. I found it useful.
on 18 September 2014
As an introduction to each book of the Bible this is just about perfect in what it sets out to do. Each book is very thoroughly introduced in a very clear and non academic way. If you're looking for the kind of detail as to what kind of Greek or Hebrew is used in the text, then you properly need something a bit more technical and academic. But if you're looking to just understand the background to the books, for example, what kind and literature the book is, an outlined to the book etc, then this is ideal. I was introduced to it when I was doing a Bible overview early on at college as my lecturer said it was good book to have one one's bookshelf as it would continue to be useful. He was right, it certainly is useful when wants to get the background to anything one is preaching or for personal study.