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Big Picture of the Bible-old Testament [Paperback]

By Lorna Daniels Nichols (Author)
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What is the Old Testament all about? How are the stories and people of those ancient times interconnected? Or-more importantly-how do the events of thousands of years ago relate to us today? Big Picture of the Bible - Old Testament provides a summary of Bible stories and events in an easy-to-read, bulleted format. Included in the eight lessons are: Full Color Illustrations, Maps of Old Testament Lands, Charts and Timelines, Historical Notes of Interest, Discussion Questions & Answers, Glossary. Big Picture of the Bible organizes events in historical sequence, which provides continuity and understanding of the overall message of the Old Testament. God's Plan of Redemption and Salvation is emphasized throughout the study. Readers will see how Jesus Christ fulfilled the plan God laid out in the Old Testament. Big Picture of the Bible - Old Testament was nominated and is a finalist for IBPA's Benjamine Franklin Award 2009 in the category of Religion and the Indie Excellence Award 2009 in the categories of Best Cover Design and Religion. IBPA's Benjamin Franklin Award - 2009/2010 Big Picture of the Bible - was a finalist in the category of religion for IBPA's Benjamin Franklin Award in 2009 and again in 2010. See our Old Testament 2009 Award Details and our New Testament 2010 Award Details.

Publishers Description
What is the Old Testament all about? How are the stories and people of those ancient times interconnected? Or - more importantly-how do the events of thousands of years ago relate to us today? Big Picture of the Bible - Old Testament provides a summary of Bible stories and events in an easy-to-read, bulleted format. Included in the eight lessons are: Full Color Illustrations, Maps of Old Testament Lands, Charts and Timelines, Historical Notes of Interest, Discussion Questions & Answers, Glossary. Big Picture of the Bible organizes events in historical sequence, which provides continuity and understanding of the overall message of the Old Testament.

Big Picture of the Bible - Old Testament was nominated and is a finalist for IBPA's Benjamin Franklin Award 2009 in the category of Religion and again in 2010. It was also nominated for the Indie Excellence Award 2009 in the categories of Best Cover Design and Religion.

Awards and Recognitions
Big Picture of the Bible-old Testament by Lorna Daniels Nichols has received the following awards and recognitions -

  • Benjamin Franklin Award - 2009 Finalist - Religion category


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Item Specifications...


Studio: Winepress Publishing
Pages   288
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.9" Width: 8.4" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   1.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 12, 2008
Publisher   Wine Pr Pub
Edition  Student/Stdy Gde  
ISBN  1579219292  
ISBN13  9781579219291  


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More About Lorna Daniels Nichols


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Lorna Daniels Nichols is president and co-founder of Big Picture Ministries, LLC, an organization devoted to encouraging spiritual growth through the study of God s Word. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Lorna enjoyed an extensive management career with a major telecommunications company. After taking an early retirement, Lorna devoted her time to Christian leadership. She started a dynamic Christian book club and simultaneously began a teaching ministry out of which Big Picture of the Bible evolved. Lorna s wide-range of expertise in project design, implementation, and management provides her with the skills essential to creating a study guide of this magnitude. Her passion for developing Big Picture of the Bible comes from her love of Christ and her desire to help others develop a more intimate and personal relationship with God through knowing His Word. Lorna and her husband John currently live in Chesterfield, Missouri, and are members of Grace Church where both are facilitators, leaders, and mentors for Christ."

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Reviews - What do customers think about Big Picture of the Bible-old Testament?

Excellent Book - A Much Needed High Level Overview  Jul 7, 2009
This books fills a niche that is so needed for those who want to see the big picture of the Bible and get an overall understanding of what it means. Well organized and illustrated. Great material for study groups or a personal study.
 
(RAW Rating: 4.5) - A Good Visual  May 28, 2009
After reading BIG PICTURE OF THE BIBLE, I asked a friend in the ministry to read it and give me his thoughts. When he returned the book he had high praise for how it was crafted. His observations: it is an excellent reference and more specifically, just what a novice to the Gospel needs.

BIG PICTURE OF THE BIBLE is a summary of Bible stories, with events organized in historical sequence, which provide continuity and a better understanding into the purpose of and the messages in the Old Testament. It emphasizes Jesus' role in fulfilling God's Plan of Redemption and Salvation.

Ms. Nichols aptly states BIG PICTURE OF THE BIBLE is not a replacement for reading the bible, rather a supplement to it. She urges readers to experience the presence of God and allow Him to reveal Himself through His Word, the Bible. Also, she hopes to inspire spiritual growth as readers learn the Hebrew names of God, His Character, and His love. Hopefully readers will close the book with the tools to know how long, how wide, how high and how deep the love of God spans, and will have decided to enjoy a more personal relationship with Him.

I recommend BIG PICTURE OF THE BIBLE: Old Testament to anyone who seeks an easier way to learn more about the Bible. You will gain inscites into both Testaments.

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A user-friendly resource for persons of faith  Dec 9, 2008
Big Picture of the Bible - Old Testament is a consumable study guide of Old Testament Bible stories presented in an easy-to-follow, bulleted format. "Review Questions" and "Personal Reflections" sections offer questions such as "Who fought the Battle of Jericho and how?" and "What spiritual growth lessons did you learn from the period of the Judges?" and blank lines for the user to write down their answers. A handful of maps and color illustrations, appendices, and a glossary round out this user-friendly resource for persons of faith.
 
Big Picture of the Bible  Sep 18, 2008
This book delivers everything promised. It is great as a supplement, study guide and handy reference for the Old Testament. I particularly like the author's unique writing style that conveys biblical content in such a clear, concise and user friendly way. I was hooked from the start. The Introduction provided one of the best abbreviated overviews of the Bible, God and Salvation that I have read. I also enjoyed the format and was intrigued and inspired by each Chapter and the recommended Bible readings. The prayers, questions, review answers, maps, beautiful artwork and even the appedicies were thought provoking and informative. This spiritual book is a winner!
 
A great resource for small groups or Sunday School classes  Sep 14, 2008
Big Picture of the Bible: Old Testament does exactly what it claims to do -- it offers a straightforward overview of the often hard-to-understand Old Testament. The layout is simple and intuitive, with clear bullet point explanations of each OT book. The book also contains plenty of charts, maps, and other visual aids that really help put the OT in its proper context. A slate of thinking questions rounds each chapter.

A few caveats about Big Picture are in order. One, this book is specifically intended as a "survey-level" book on the Bible for a general audience; those looking for in-depth study might want to consider, say, the Kay Arthur inductive studies. Two, while the book stays pretty neutral theologically, it is written from an evangelical Protestant perspective and does not discuss, for example, the Catholic Apocrypha.

Overall, this book is a really solid option, especially for small groups or Sunday School classes. The book is also perfectly serviceable for those looking to do a solo study as well, although I think the book is really at its best when you've got someone to discuss it with.
 

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