Item description for Zondervan Handbook to the Bible by David Alexander & Pat Alexander...
Overview This four-color guide to all the books of the Bible includes 119 expert articles, over 500 color photos, 68 maps, 30 charts, and a complete rapid factfinder reference section.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.6" Width: 6.82" Height: 1.8" Weight: 4.65 lbs.
Release Date Oct 12, 1999
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310230950 ISBN13 9780310230953 UPC 025986230951
Availability 0 units.
More About David Alexander & Pat Alexander
David Alexander is the author of several highly regarded non-fiction and fiction books on military subjects, including "Tomorrow's Soldier, Shadow Down," and the popular Berkley military action series "Marine Force One," He has also written articles for such publications as "Military Technology, Modern Simulation and Training," and dispatches from the front during the Gulf War.
David Alexander currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about Zondervan Handbook to the Bible?
Zondervan Handbook Review Feb 15, 2007
The book has great texual help in reading the bible. It helps you understand the people, places and the events that are going on. It gives breif summaries over chapter and verses.
A disappointment Jan 7, 2007
While it looked promising at first, I found this book to be deeply lacking as it takes a secular view of faith and attempts to cast matters of spirituality into the mold of modern pseudo-intellectualism. If you are serious about studying the ancient texts of the bible you will need to dig deeper using other sources if you want a balanced perspective. The book seems to excel at amassing numerous factoids but fails to hold them together with the fabric of life.
Terrific Up to Date Bible Handbook Nov 7, 2006
I use this every morning when I have my quiet time. I can assure you that it is conservative in its theological approach, and it gives short, but sweet summaries of each chapter of the Bible. It also has articles sprinkled throughout the book with more information.
The book gives a pre 70 AD date for the book of Hebrews, and holds to the Pauline authorship of 1,2 Timothy and Titus.
I like using this book because I can consult it quickly and get substantial information to aid me in my time in God's word. I give it a high recommendation. It is a more up to date and reliable handbook than any other one I have seen.
Zondervan Handbook to the Bible May 29, 2006
Unlike other reviewers, I firmly believe this book belongs in any and all church libraries. So many people wonder what to make of scriptures and this book provides keen insight. It is well organized and suberbly edited. When combined with the rich illustrations, this book is a bargain for what this site is asking for it.
At the outset, the editors state why this book is important, a companion to both Bible and individual. Is it the only Bible handbook one should own? Probably not, as other opinions will help readers gain much more perspective. But clearly this book belongs alongside other handbooks so the reader can obtain a full appreciation for what the Bible says. If people are strong in their faith, editorial statements shouldn't cause them to doubt God's word.
"Did God really Say...?" Apr 15, 2006
There were a number of examples in this book where the authors seem to question the truth of God's word--1: "...it might be unwise to seek to reconstruct Israel's earliest history from the stories in Genesis..." (p63) 2: "Creation is described as taking place in six days...This is not a chronological account..."(p116) 3: "Noah's story: As with creation, we should approach this account as story..."(p122) There were others I don't have the space to mention. I personally believe that Satan is using his first and greatest ploy within this book: "Did God really say...?" (Gen 3:1) It is subtle, but it does cause the reader to question God's Word. As long as I'm the librarian of my church, this book will not make it to the shelves.