Reviews - What do customers think about The Everything History Of The Bible Book: From Divine Inspiration to Modern-Day Discoveries--a Complete Reference (Everything: Philosophy and Spirituality)?
Amazing amount of information that is now at the reach of everyone- all in one easy-to-read book! May 17, 2007
This fellow, Dr. Donley has conducted a true masterpiece of writings, bringing together a wealth of information and knowledge in a single book of less than three hundred pages. This one book pours out volumes of insight and majestic findings that leaves the reader overwhelmingly thunderstrucked. The best of all is, the virtuoso Dr. Donley gives you well over one hundred verifiable sources to back his findings. This book is a rare treasure of information compiled in a very alluring and delighful fashion. Don't pick up this book too lightly if you do not have the time to read it, because, once you start the first chapter, you will passionately want to devour it nonstop!
NOT WORTH THE PAPER IT IS PRINTED ON Dec 19, 2006
This book is without real logic or substantiation of the statements made within it. It is written so devoid of true reasoning that only a gullible reader or child would take the statements made within the pages as truths. That the author purports to to be an authority in Biblical studies makes this book a total travesty. He takes passages from the Bible, then makes statements of various other histories that are similar in the time, place or nature of the story or myth, and then concludes that therefore the passage from the Bible is factual. Not quite, Mr. Ph.D. There is too much good writing out there to waste time on this one.
Very Disappointed Oct 18, 2006
This is not a book that covers the history of the Bible. It is a book that defends the protestant faith. It didn't cover historic or even logical reasoning. It simply ties out of contect scriptures to a variety of protestant tenants.
If you want a book dealing with the history of the Bible, choose a different text.
A Great Book! Jun 22, 2006
This is one of the finest books on Biblical topics. It has to rate at the top along with other classical works of history, Biblical studies, and archaeology. This book exudes excitement and passion. It is a work that is extremely well researched, easy to read, and uniquely written in that it is a book for the scholar or the schoolboy, i.e., it is for everyone. To make it readable and understandable to a wide and general audience is quite a talent! The book covers a wide gambit of literary, historical, archaeological, and scientific material that is very well organized. What makes this work exceptional is that the author presents the material in such a way that it "grabs" you and keeps your interest--it makes you want more! An amazing feature of this book is that as you read the work it is as if the author is right there with you personally teaching you the material. The author does not waste time with unnecessary triva, but gets right to the point and tells it like it is. It would be great for families to read together--making it a wonderful addition to anyone's library collection. It is also a great gift item. After some personal research, it was discovered that the author's six degrees include an M.Lett (Masters of Letters) from The University of Birmingham, England, with doctoral work at Oxford University, England. His PhD is from The University of Wales in the United Kingdom, which is a sister university of Oxford, Cambridge, etc.--i.e., from the famous British University system. A VERY impressive academic background! This author IS quite the scholar. Hopefully, Adams Media or some other publishing company will continue to publish this author's works! We are ready for more!
A complete and thorough history of the foundation scriptures of the Christian church Jun 3, 2006
The Everything History Of The Bible Book: From Divine Inspiration To Modern Day Discoveries -- A Complete Reference by Jeffery Donley (an internationally recognized authority in Biblical Studies and the history of the Bible) is a complete and thorough history of the foundation scriptures of the Christian church. Supplying non-specialist general readers with a concise reference for everything from Josephus' Testimony, to Nero's persecution of the early Christians, The Dead Sea Scrolls, the mystery of the Linen Cloth of Christ's original burial, documents from the Jerusalem Temple Library, to The Garden of Eden, The Everything History Of The Bible Book provides an informative foray into the "forgotten" gospels and their omission from the Biblical Cannon, the existence of documented historical support for Biblical events, accepted, disputed, and completely rejected Testaments, a "decoding" of Da Vinci and his ideals, and the Shroud of Turin. An ideal addition to personal, church, and community library reference collections, The Everything History Of The Bible Book is very strongly recommended for anyone with an interest in studying the Christian Bible, its history, its many values, constructs, ideals, visions, objects, scriptures, and so much more.