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Holman Illustrated Pocket Bible Handbook [Paperback]

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In their groundbreaking book, 7 Keys to Comprehension, Susan Zimmerman and Chryse Hutchins cite background knowledge as one of the seven essentials to understanding what one reads. ?Background knowledge is like Velcro. It helps new information adhere. The more background knowledge you develop and use, the more you can make sense of and remember new information.? Truth be told, a lot of Bible reading fails to adhere. One of the factors in this failure to comprehend and remember is lack of background knowledge.

Bible handbooks are a good source of background information that helps the reader to connect with the biblical text in a memorable and life-transforming way. The Holman Illustrated Pocket Bible Handbook is an ideal companion for the person who?s just beginning to read and study the Bible. Too much background information can be overwhelming. But the right amount of information in an attractive format can begin building Bible comprehension in the same way a manageable weight load can build muscle.

Here is a Bible reference book that can be easily carried along with one?s Bible to class, to Sunday School, and to weekday Bible studies and provide on-the-spot background information that will illuminate the Bible passage under discussion.

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Perhaps you've been reading the Bible for years, or you've just discovered this fascinating book for the first time, and you want to get a better understanding of the people, places, and events that make up this sweeping story of God's love for humankind, then the Holman Pocket Bible Handbook is just what you've been looking for.

* Discover the main idea behind each book in the Bible.
* Quickly locate Christian worldview themes.
* See the predictions of Christ in the Old Testament.
* Find the key verses that every Bible student needs to know.
* Sum up the Biblical story in six simple chapters.

In addition to this, you will find colorful maps and charts as well as quick-hitting details on who wrote what and why. You will get all of this and more with a graphic flow and design that makes the reading easy and makes the knowledge your own. This handbook is your guide to a deeper, more meaningful Bible study.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Holman Reference
Pages   400
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.5" Width: 4.4" Height: 1.1"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 31, 2004
ISBN  1558199640  
ISBN13  9781558199644  

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Great Compact resource  May 26, 2009
I carry it in my car along with a spare Bible and a pocket concordance. It has happened to me that God send divine appointments and it is necessary to have these resources available to share the Gospel anywhere.
I love the size and the quality of this dictionary. Color illustrations and a fairly decent letter size meets the needs for a portable dictionary.
Needless to say, it is very concise but just enough to solve the most basic questions. I also carry a magnifier with these resources, just in case.
It's like Cliff notes for your Bible.  Mar 24, 2009
Do you own a Bible? Do you read your Bible? Have you ever wanted to read a brief overview of a Biblical book before diving into the text? If you answered yes to any or all of the above questions, this compact volume may be just what you've been looking for.

The Holman Illustrated Pocket Bible Handbook is designed to give you a glimpse into the key elements, message, historical setting, and literary features that make up each book of the Bible. The information for each book is presented over the course of six pages and is organized as follows:

Page 1: Explanation for the name of the book, Key Text, Key Term, One Sentence Summary

Page 2: God's Message in the Book, Purpose, Christian Worldview Elements, Teachings about God, Teachings about Humanity, Teachings about Salvation

Page 3: Christ in `book Name', God's Story, When the Events of this Book Happened, How `Book Name' fits into God's "story"

Page 4: Original Historical Setting, Author and Date of Writing, First Audience and Destination, Occasion

Page 5: Relevant Photo, Map, or Charts

Page 6: Literary Features, Genre and Literary Style, Themes, Books Features and Structure

This concise and well organized presentation makes the text easy and quick to read. The visual elements (color photos, maps, charts) contained throughout the book serve to both educate and visually stimulate the reader. The book is very compact, making it just as easy to fit into a laptop bag as it is to keep it out as a permanent desk reference. At just under ten dollars, this compact volume is a great value and will be a very affordable and useful addition to your personal library.
Not that it's bad, but you can get it in the HCSB illustrated Bible  May 14, 2008
Everything that's in this little book can be found in the HCSB Illustrated Study Bible. All of the info, maps, etc... are all present in the HCSB Illustrated Study Bible. May as well spend a few more $$ and have a bigger book that's easier to read & easily referenced in the Bible right at your fingertips. This is really a double dip on the part of Holman Publishers. There's nothing new in this book that hasn't already been printed in the HCSB Illustrated Study Bible.
Holman Illustrated Pocket Bible Handbook  Oct 18, 2007
This handbook was somewhat disappointing. I would classify it as very, no extremely primary, or "how to tour the Bible in one day". I have read Halleys Handbook which is by far superior. I guess I was mislead by the title as there are more than one important verses or scriptures in each book of the Bible. It reminds me that "no words shall be taken away" proves this a very inferior product. I ordered several as gifts, but don't know anyone juvenile enough to give them to.

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